I have a secret weapon…
Another recipe to unleash when you want your partakers to sing your praises as the best baker around. Another recipe that tastes gourmet, and looks gourmet but with premade phyllo dough, this Cinnamon Pear Strudel with Vanilla Glaze couldn’t get any easier!
This dessert or special occasion breakfast (thank you Pillsbury Toaster Strudel for making it acceptable to eat strudel for breakfast!) is stuffed with cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, butter sauteed pears. Mmmmmmmmmmm! And Yes! the are as deadly as they sound. In the – they are so deadly delicious, I just can’t stop eating them, so I might eat myself to death – sort of way.
To achieve such an addicting filling, I experimented with quite a few filling combinations – apples and cinnamon, peaches, adding berries, adding nuts, chocolate, etc., but I found in the end, simple cinnamon pears was my absolute favorite. Its all this strudel needs to be deadly delicious!
But wait, it get better even beyond the filling…
The tender pears are rolled in phyllo dough (premade!) which is then brushed with butter and baked until golden, flaky and crispy.
Ah, phyllo dough. My best friend. How did we not meet until recently? What a shame! I feel like so many years wasted!
If you have never used phyllo dough before, please don’t wait! These paper-thin sheets of dough stacked on top of each other create the most perfect buttery, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth forkfuls of pastry that you’ll think you’re dining at an countryside cafe in Austria (the birthplace of strudel).
But wait, beyond the warm cinnamon pears and buttery flaky phyllo, it gets better…again.
The entire strudel is bathed in a silky vanilla glaze. Heaven I tell you. Pure heaven.
And just when you didn’t think it could get any better, it gets better, again!
This Cinnamon Pear Strudel has to be one of the simplest desserts to prepare! Yes, easier than my Layered Caramel Pecan Toffee Ice Cream Crumb Cake and just as easy as my 5 Ingredient Chocolate Lava Cakes. Because, all you do is saute the pears until tender, wrap them in phyllo dough, brush with butter and bake! Top with a 3 ingredient glaze – and you and your partakers can be downing your strudel before anyone has time to witness any evidence!
Eat with caution because once you start, I KNOW you won’t be able to stop!
Adapted from Foxes Love Lemons