Honey Fruit & Cheese Strudel

Paula Todora’s Honey Fruit & Cheese Strudel entry in the Sue Bee® honey Sweet Eats Recipe Contest!


  • 1 roll puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 1 medium ripe fresh pear
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll puff pastry and place on parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl mix cinnamon and brown sugar with a fork; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl mix cream cheese, Sue Bee® honey and 2 Tablespoons of the cinnamon/brown sugar mixture; Mix well with a spoon.
  • Spoon cream cheese mixture over middle portion of puff pastry to within 1 inch of ends.
  • Peel and core pear. Slice into 1/4-inch slices and place on top of cream cheese.
  • Top with raspberries. Sprinkle half of the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture on top of fruit.
  • Bring long sides up over fruit and cream cheese and press together to seal with wet fingertips.
  • Bring ends up and pinch together. Slit top with a sharp knife in several spots to allow steam to escape.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture over top.
  • Bake 25 minutes on middle rack of oven until light golden.
  • Let sit 10 minutes before slicing into 6 equal portions.
  • Serve warm.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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