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St. Dalfour Black Cherry Strudel

Crafted with care and passion, our Cherry Strudel is a culinary masterpiece that transcends ordinary desserts. The St. Dalfour Black Cherry Fruit Spread elevates every bite, delivering an intense burst of natural fruit goodness. Its rich, velvety texture harmonizes seamlessly with the buttery layers of our strudel, creating a symphony of textures that dance on your palate.

Recipe courtesy of @acupofteaandcake


  • 5.3 ounces (about ½ a jar) St. Dalfour Black Cherry Fruit Spread
  • 8.8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 14.1 ounces fresh ricotta
  • 3.2 ounces icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 sheets filo pastry
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 0.9 ounces ground almonds


  1. Place the cream cheese, ricotta, 1.4 ounces icing sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and egg yolk in a bowl and beat to combine. Set aside.
  2. Sift the remaining 1.8 ounces icing sugar into a bowl with the cinnamon, mix, and set aside.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C), then line a large baking tray with baking parchment.
  4. Lay one layer of filo pastry on your baking tray and brush with the melted butter. Dust with some cinnamon icing sugar and sprinkle with some ground almonds. Top with another filo pastry sheet and repeat this layering with butter, cinnamon icing sugar, and ground almonds, finishing on a layer of filo pastry.
  5. Spoon the prepared cheese mixture in a log along the long edge of the pastry, about 2 inches from the edge and leaving 1.2 inches at each short end.
  6. Spoon St. Dalfour’s Black Cherry Fruit Spread alongside the cheese mixture.
  7. Brush the edges of the filo with butter and fold or roll over to enclose the filling. Tuck the ends underneath themselves and brush the entire strudel with melted butter to seal.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly golden brown and crisp. Leave to cool slightly, then dust with extra icing sugar and slice to serve immediately.