• 26th May
    2012
  • 26

It’s Cherry Picking Season!!  So my sister and I went to Maggiore Cherry Ranch in Brentwood and got a whole bucket full of them.  And since it’s also Memorial Day weekend and my best man friend is having a birthday celebration in his backyard, I decided to make a Cherry Streudel.

Ingredients:

1 defrosted puff pastry

3 tbsps sugar

1 1/2 tbsps all-purpose flour

1 pinch salt

2-3 handfuls of halved and pitted cherries

2 tbsps Earth Balance, melted

Sugar, for sanding

Directions:

1) Defrost the puff pastry according to package directions.

2) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

3) Combine the sugar, flour, and salt.  Toss the prepared cherries with the dry mixture.  

4) Unfold the puff pastry out flat.

5) Place the cherries in a line down the center.

6) Fold the dough over and tuck in the ends.

7) Brush the streudel with melted margarine and sand generously with sugar.

8) Using a serrated knife, make several diagonal slashes in the streudel.

9) Bake for 35 minutes until golden.  Let it cool before serving.  

*Adapted from the Apple Streudel by Vegan Yum Yum.  Really, the possibilities are endless!