“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Other Desserts „
A handy dessert.
I recently found these desserts in the frozen aisle at Sainsbury's and am very pleased I did. A woodland fruit strudel from Sainsburys consists of crisp puff pastry filed with juicy apples, redcurrants, raspberries and blackberries. They are extremely yummy and what's even better is that they are frozen so you can pop them in the freezer and have them available when you want a nice tasty dessert.
The dessert itself is in a long log shape and has a lattice effect on the top of the strudel. They are lot of sugar crystals on the top of the dessert which when cooked and lovely and crunchy and sweet and make a really nice addition to the top of the dessert. The strudel is very easy to cook. You basically take it out of the box and pop it on a baking tray and into a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 40-45 minutes. I really only leave mine in for 40 minutes or a little bit less as I find any more and then the sides get a bit burnt and too crisp for my liking. Once cooked the puff pastry is lovely. The top comes out lovely and crispy and light. Inside the pastry is a bit gooey but I think that has to do with the fact that this part is where you find the fruit filling.
The fruit filling is my favourite part of the dessert. It is lovely and sweet and refreshing and tastes very nice. The woodland flavour consists of apple, redcurrant, raspberry and blackberry so the fruit filling is obviously red in colour. There are lots of chunks of real fruit which I really like as it is nice and filling and healthy. However, the calorie count of these dessert is, in my opinion, absolutely horrific and I sort of wish I hadn't read the back of the box as I really do like these dessert and do not want to give them up. Each strudel contains nearly 1800 calories!!! Now, they do say that a strudel has 6 portions but in reality we split one between two meaning if you eat half you will consume almost 900 calories, eek for a dessert that is crazy but then I know puff pastry is always quite high in calories.
All in all a great dessert but beware the calories!!