Goat Cheese Strudel slices

Prune and Goat Cheese Strudel

Try our healthier strudel recipe! Prunes and goat cheese rolled in puff pastry are baked until golden for a unique appetizer or dessert.

Goat Cheese Strudel slices

What is a strudel?

A strudel is a delicious pastry! A thin layer of pastry dough is topped with a sweet or savory filling, rolled and then baked. The characteristic swirl that you’ll see when the strudel is cut is actually how the pasty got its name. Strudel is an old German word for “whirlpool”.

What is strudel filled with?

Strudels can be filled with either sweet or savory ingredients. We chose to use a prune and goat cheese combination. In our humble opinion, it’s the best of both worlds. Prunes provide a natural sweetness, while goat cheese offers an irresistible tang.

What ingredients are used to make this recipe?

This scrumptious recipe calls for just a few simple ingredients. We use packaged puff pastry to simplify things, but if you’re an ambitious baker, feel free to make your own from scratch!

You’ll need:

Puff Pastry Sheets


Goat Cheese


Store-bought or homemade Apple Butter


ingredients to make Prune and Goat Cheese Strudel
chopped prunes to fill the strudel

Naturally sweet

This scrumptious strudel calls for no added sugar! Because prunes are naturally sweet, they are an obvious choice for a healthy sugar alternative. In addition to reducing (or eliminating) the need for refined sugar in your favorite recipes, prunes are a healthy powerhouse and provide many essential vitamins and minerals that will level up the nutritional value of any recipe! Prunes are low glycemic and loaded with fiber, polyphenols, boron, potassium, and Vitamin K which collectively can contribute to gut health, reduced inflammation, cancer prevention, blood sugar control, bone health, and reduced cholesterol!

Goat Cheese Strudel slices

Prune and Goat Cheese Strudel

Prunes and goat cheese rolled in puff pastry (store-bought for convenience) are baked until golden, then sliced, for a unique appetizer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Holiday
Servings 12
Calories 90 kcal


  • 1/2 package 17.3 ounce-size frozen puff pastry sheets (1 sheet)
  • 1 cup pitted Prunes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced chives
  • 1 egg lightly beaten with 1 TBSP water


  • Thaw pastry at room temperature 30 minutes. Heat oven to 400°F (205C).
  • In small bowl, combine Prunes, apple butter, goat cheese and chives; mix well and set aside.
    ingredients used to make strudel
  • Unfold pastry onto lightly floured surface. Roll to 14 x 10 inch / 25 x 35 cm rectangle. Beginning at the long end, roll up pastry in jelly roll fashion; pinch seams and ends to seal. Place on baking sheet. With a sharp knife, cut diagonal slits, one inch apart, across top of pastry. Brush with egg mixture.
  • Spread Prune mixture over pastry, covering to within one inch of either end.
    spreading prune puree on puff pastry for strudel
  • Brush all edges with egg mixture.
    egg wash for strudel
  • Beginning at the long end, roll up pastry in jelly roll fashion.
    rolling a goat cheese strudel
  • Pinch seams and ends to seal. Place on baking sheet.
    rolling a goat cheese strudel
  • With a sharp knife, cut diagonal slits, one inch apart, across top of pastry. Brush with egg mixture.
    rolling a goat cheese strudel
  • Bake 25 minutes until golden. Cool on baking sheet on wire rack 20 minutes.
    Freshly baked goat cheese strudel before slicing
  • To serve, cut into 12 slices along diagonal cuts.
    Goat Cheese Strudel slices


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Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 42mgPotassium: 129mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 270IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword goat cheese, pastry, strudel
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