Who doesn’t love a yummy pastry for breakfast every once in awhile? My husband especially loves fruit strudel or turnover. They’re quick and easy on a rushed weekday morning, or feel like a treat on the weekend. But while looking them over at the grocery store, I always think, “I can make these at home”. So, this time, I did using beautiful black plums and tart goat cheese.
For this post, Walmart asked me to highlight their stone fruit. Stone fruit are fruits that have large, “stone” pits in them, so like: plums, peaches, nectarines, pluots and apricots. Daddy D loves plums and when I went to my Walmart produce section, the stone fruit looked so vibrant and fresh. I’m really enjoying Walmart’s 100% freshness guaranteed since it seems like the fruit I buy elsewhere is rotting quicker.
The whole family loved these Black Plum and Goat Cheese Strudels. They were tart and sweet, and the goat cheese added an element of sophistication that you don’t find in the strudels at the store. The best part? They’re super easy and quick to make! Also, you can customize them with any fruit you love. If you don’t like goat cheese (I used President cheese), President also makes a creamy soft-ripened Brie that would work great too.
Black Plum and Goat Cheese Strudels
1 package (2 sheets) of frozen puff pastry, thawed according to package directions
4-5 black plums, cut into pieces
4 ounces of goat cheese
1 egg (for egg wash)
Turbinado sugar (for sprinkling)
Preheat oven to 425˚F. Line 2 lipped half-sheet pans with parchment paper. Make the egg wash by mixing whisked egg with 1 teaspoon of cold water.
Leaving one thawed puff pastry sheet in the refrigerator, place the other on a lightly floured cutting board. Cut in the natural crease vertically and then twice horizontally, creating 6 strudels per puff pastry sheet. Cutting these in half would make 12 adorable mini-strudels! Just a thought
In the center of each pastry piece, add a slice of black plum and goat cheese. Fold one side over the fruit and cheese, adding egg wash at the edge. Fold the other side over top and add a little more egg wash. Press gently to seal. Space the pastries about 1 inch apart on the pan.
Sprinkle with plenty of turbinado sugar and cook for about 20 minutes, or until puff pastry is golden brown.
These Black Plum and Goat Cheese Strudels were insanely delicious and gone with a couple days. The best part was that they were easy to make, too. I bought way more plums than we needed for this recipe, and those were gone within a couple days as well. I feel good buying a lot of produce at Walmart because of their 100% fresh guarantee and my kids are already bugging me to more stone fruit!
For more stone fruit recipes that’ll make your mouth water, check out…
- Broiled Peach Tarts
- Nectarine Greek Yogurt
- Roasted Plum & Cinnamon Ice Cream
- Summer Peach Coffee Cake
- Old Fashion Peach Cobbler
- Homemade Peach Cobbler Ice Cream
- Easy Grilled Peaches
*Disclosure: As a member of the Walmart Moms program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post.