For a summer take on strudel, try this combination of peaches and walnuts.
Note: To get your peaches into the thinnest possible slices, use a sharp knife and slightly firmer peaches. (The sugar will make up for them being less than perfectly ripe).
- 1/2 of a 17.3 ounce package of Puff Pastry, thawed
- 3 peaches, pitted and sliced into 1/8-inch slices
- 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
Adjust oven rack to middle position and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a medium bowl, combine sliced peaches, 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Stir in walnuts.
Lightly flour a clean work surface and roll puff pastry out to a 16 by 12-inch rectangle. With the short side facing you, cover 1/2 of pastry with peach mixture, leaving a 1-inch border at the end closest to you. Roll the pastry up, jelly roll-style, and crimp to seal edges. Transfer strudel to prepared baking sheet and brush top with melted butter. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon sugar. Cut three slits on top of the pastry to let steam escape.
Bake until pastry is golden, about 35 minutes. Transfer baking sheet to a wire rack and let cool for 20 minutes before serving