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Fresh Cherry Strudel

4
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
Phyllo dries out easily so make sure to keep your unused stack of dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp kitchen towel while assembling the outside of the strudel.

Ingredients

Low fat cream cheese

8 oz, at room temperature

Powdered sugar (icing sugar)

3 tbsp(s)

Egg(s)

1 large

Lemon zest

2 tsp(s)

Freshly grated nutmeg

¼ tsp(s)

Kosher salt

1 pinch

Cherries

2 cup(s), pitted

Phyllo dough

7 sheet(s), (13- X 18-in; 7 oz total)

Olive oil cooking spray

8 spray(s)

Sugar

4 tsp(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, egg, lemon zest, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Lay 1 sheet phyllo on prepared baking sheet; lightly coat with cooking spray and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp granulated sugar. Continue layering with remaining 6 sheets of phyllo (skipping cooking spray and sugar on the last sheet).
  4. Spread cheese mixture evenly across phyllo stack, leaving a 2 inch border; scatter cherries evenly across top. Using parchment paper to assist, roll phyllo layers over cheese and cherries jelly-roll style; gently flip strudel over so seam is on bottom. Lightly spray top of strudel with cooking spray; sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp sugar.
  5. Bake until phyllo is golden, 15-20 minutes; remove from oven and let cool slightly before slicing into 12 pieces.

Notes

Serving size: 1 slice