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Chocolate Walnut Strudel Recipe
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Chocolate Walnut Strudel

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"A dense chocolate and walnut filling rolled up with Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry - so simple, yet sure to satisfy any chocoholic. Serve with a puff of whipped cream."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    55 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 30 mins

Directions

  1. Thaw pastry sheet at room temperature 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix egg and water.
  2. Place chocolate, milk and butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring halfway through heating. Stir until smooth.
  3. Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Roll into 16x12-inch rectangle. Spread chocolate mixture on pastry to within 1 1/2 inches of edges. Sprinkle walnuts over chocolate. Starting at short side, roll up like a jelly roll. Place seam-side down on baking sheet. Tuck ends under to seal. Brush with egg mixture.
  4. Bake 35 minutes or until golden. Cool on baking sheet on wire rack at least 30 minutes. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Slice and serve warm.
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Footnotes

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  • To decorate strudel, thaw and roll out remaining pastry sheet to 12-inch square. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutter. Press shapes onto top of strudel and brush with egg mixture. Bake as directed.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 01, 2008

I would give this six stars if I could! It was simple to make, impressive to serve, and scrumptious to eat. Ingredients easy to find, directions easy to follow. I even made it at my house and drove it across town and put it in the oven there. Everyone loved it, including some very good cooks. It made 6 big servings, could easily make 8, or even 10 if following a heavy meal. I used a serrated knife in a sawing motion to cut the strudel, and it stayed intact instead of squashing. The only thing I did differently was to add a little sugar, because the "bittersweet" 60% chocolate I bought was more bitter than sweet. So I sprinkled on about 3 Tbsp powdered sugar after I spread the chocolate on the pastry dough, just before the nuts. Then it was just right for eaters aged 14 to 70 on New Year's Day.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 12, 2007

I gave it 4 stars even though mine didn't come out that great. It tasted good but, I melted my chocolate too much so it melted the dough a little. only melt chocolate slightly and mix till it's gooey. roll it out on the the tray you'll use in the oven b/c transferring it while rolled is a bit tricky. :)

 

10 Ratings

Apr 27, 2008

Easy and a great hit at quilt away weekend 2008

 
Feb 10, 2008

This was awesome! I did not need to cook it nearly as long as suggested, so mine came out a little too crisp but everyone loved it. Next time I will just put it in for less time or add foil to the top so it doesn't get too crisp.

 
Nov 18, 2008

Yum! I served this for a luncheon with friends. I wish I would have made two. One comment was that it tasted like fudge wrapped in pastry.

 
May 03, 2008

This was very easy to make and took no time at all. I doubled the walnuts and was glad I did. This was very ordinary.

 
Apr 19, 2008

Very easy recipe, easy to make, I liked it just okay because I thought it was a bit too messy. If I try it again I will use less chocolate to see if that makes a difference.

 
Sep 14, 2010

This turned out as it says it will. It was well received by my husband and daughter, but my son and I didn't care for it. It is extremely fudgy, and you almost can't taste the dough at all.

 

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