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Cheese and Cherry Strudel

The Home Cook's Kitchen
This cheese and cherry strudel is everything you'll need for a delicious dessert to celebrate all things Oktoberfest!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Servings 6 people
Calories 434 kcal


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon lemon rind
  • 30.5 oz dark pitted cherries in syrup 2 cans drained
  • 8 sheets filo pastry
  • 2.5 oz butter melted
  • ½ tablespoon icing sugar


  • Defrost filo pastry in fridge
  • Preheat oven to 355F/180C.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Prepare the filling

  • Combine cream cheese, juice and zest of lemon, and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Beat with an electric hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Fold in drained cherries lightly until just combined.

Prepare Strudel

  • Lay out filo pastry, and cover with a tea towel, then a damp tea towel - this will keep the filo pastry moist.
  • On a clean surface, place 1 sheet of pastry and brush lightly with butter.
  • Repeat this step until all 8 sheets of filo have been used.
  • Carefully spoon your cream cheese mixture onto the filo pastry, near one of the shorter sides, leaving an 4 inch gap on 3 of the sides.
  • Roll in the long sides, then start to roll from the filling end (like you would a burrito).
  • Transfer rolled filo onto baking tray.
  • Place in oven for 30-35 minutes, or until top of strudel is crispy.
  • Remove from oven and cool further 30 minutes.
  • Dust with icing sugar and serve.