Holiday Pumpkin-Chocolate Strudel

holiday pumpkin-chocolate strudel Dessert
Holiday Pumpkin-Chocolate Strudel
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 16

Enjoy the convenience of Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust in an elegant pumpkin dessert from Chef Marcel Cocit, perfect for Thanksgiving or any holiday.

Updated March 25, 2011
Pillsbury Pie Crust
Make with
Pillsbury Pie Crust


  • 1
    package (4 oz) cream cheese
  • 1
    large egg yolk, plus 1 yolk mixed with some water for an egg splash
  • 1/3
    cup granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2
    teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2
    cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1/4
    cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1
    box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on package
  • 1/2
    cup toasted chopped pecans
  • Powdered Sugar


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 1 egg yolk, 1/3 cup sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and pumpkin until blended. Stir chocolate chips into cream cheese mixture. Chill 10 minutes.
  • 3
    On cutting board, unroll one pie crust. Sprinkle crust evenly with granulated sugar and 1/4 cup of the pecans. Spread half of cream cheese mixture in a strip across top of crust. Starting at filled edge, roll dough into a log. Place log on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining crust and filling.
  • 4
    Mix 1 egg yolk with water. Brush logs with egg wash; sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  • 5
    Bake 30 to 40 minutes until crisp and golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; slice ends off each roll. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. To serve, slice each roll into 1-inch slices.

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