Libby's® Pumpkin Pear Strudel

Level: Challenging
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 10 servings


Libby's® Pumpkin Pear Strudel features pears, pumpkin and chopped nuts sweetened with brown sugar and spices wrapped in puff pastry sheets. Pop them into the oven for a few minutes and out will come a light and flaky pastry bursting with sweetness and flavor.


  • 2 cups (about 2 small) peeled, cored and diced pears
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 sheets (17 1/4-ounce package) frozen puff pastry, thawed according to package directions, divided
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cinnamon-sugar


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE pears, pumpkin, sugar, nuts, cinnamon, cloves and ginger in medium bowl. Spoon one-half of filling in center third of 1 pastry sheet.

MAKE downward slanting strips in outer sections of pastry (3/4-inch apart) starting about 1 inch away from top of pastry and side of filling, cutting to outside edges. Starting at top, alternately fold left and right side pastry strips over filling forming a braid. Seal at top and bottom of strudel. Place on ungreased rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining filling and pastry sheet. Brush strudels with egg; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. Serve warm.

Pumpkin Pear Strudel

by C. CAROL , Norwalk, CT on Nov. 2008

This was my first time using puff pastry and was a lot easier to use than I expected. Everyone loved this recipe and thought the pumpkin pear combination was very good. I will definitely make this again.

Libby's Pumpkin Pear Strudel

by r. renee , Dover, NC on Nov. 2008

I have made this recipe before. However, I do not like pears or walnuts. I substituted apples and pecans. I liked it alot better that way. You should try this!

Libby's® Pumpkin Pear Strudel

by V. Virginia , Hobgood, NC on Nov. 2008

This dish was relatively easy to make and as I do not particularly care for pears I still thought it was pretty good. My family loved it. The next time I cook it I may try it with peaches as I really like peaches a lot. Using the puff pastry was a big plus as it would have been a lot harder to bake if I had to make the pastry.


by a. ann , Watertown, MA on Nov. 2008

Very tasty and quick strudel. I added some chopped sugar glazed pecans and everyone loved it. Next time I am going to try apples with glazed walnuts. YUM!

Pretty as the picture

by M. Michelle , MOSCOW, ID on May. 2008

We have tried this with pears and apples-both are great. Be careful not to underbake the pastry or it will be gummy!

Libby's Pumpkin Pear Strudel

by S. SUE , SHALIMAR, FL on Apr. 2008

Yummy!Yummy! This so good and easy to make. Baked this for some visiting friends who loved it so much they went home with the recipe.

Tasty and enjoyable

by J. Janet , MASPETH, NY on Apr. 2008

I baked this tasty strudel and now my boyfriend Jack wants me to bake it once a month. Thank you so very much for this recipe.

Libby's Pumpkin Pear Strudel

by K. Kathleen , CHEPACHET, RI on Apr. 2008

Nice!! A great variation of the usual pumpkin pie. With the addition of pear, this is a pleasing, nice strudel for just about any occasion, not just for holidays.

Pumpkin Pear Strudel

by p. patricia , LUFKIN, TX on Apr. 2008

I make this strudel and it was so easy and tast great.My husband try one and he just love it.He put ice cream on top of it that was very good.I guess I be makeing it again for the family.

Pumpkin Pear Strudel

by P. Pam , Sharbot Lake, ON on Apr. 2008

My husband saw this on your sight and wanted to give this a try. I made it to accompany dinner last night and he loved it. I enjoyed it as well, I will think this is what I will enter this year in our annual fair.