Fig Pear Strudels


Fig Pear Strudels

Cooker Device: 
Emeril Everyday
Pressure AirFryer


Prep time
Cooking time
Total time


medium pears, peeled and chopped
1⁄4 cup
pear nectar
2 tablespoons
Brown Sugar
1 1⁄2 teaspoon
plus 1/2 cup butter, divided
1⁄2 teaspoon
grated lemon zest
1⁄8 teaspoon
ground allspice
Dash salt
1 1⁄2 teaspoon
1 1⁄2 teaspoon
1⁄2 cup
chopped dried figs
1⁄2 cup
mascarpone cheese
1 tablespoon
heavy whipping cream
1⁄2 teaspoon
Vanilla Extract
sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed (14x9 in. sheet size)
1 cup
finely chopped black walnuts
2 tablespoons
coarse sugar


1. Combine pears, pear nectar, brown sugar, 11/2 tsp. butter, lemon zest, allspice and salt in inner pot. Lock pressure lid. Press pressure function; select custom setting. Press timer; set to 1 minute. Start.

2. Quick-release pressure. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into pear mixture. Press saute function; select vegetables setting. Start. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened.
Press cancel; stir in figs. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.

3. In a small bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, cream and vanilla; set aside. Place 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface; melt 7 Tbsp. remaining butter. Brush phyllo with melted butter. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Repeat with 2 more sheets of phyllo, brushing each layer with butter. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup walnuts. Repeat. Top with 2 sheets of phyllo, brushing each layer with butter. Repeat with remaining phyllo, melted butter and walnuts. Cut each phyllo stack in half lengthwise.

4. Dollop cheese mixture by teaspoonfuls over phyllo to within 1/4 in. of edges. Spread pear mixture over half of cheese mixture. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with the short side spread with pear mixture. Wipe inner
pot clean.

5. Place tall wire rack into inner pot. Arrange 2 strudels seam side down on greased rack. Melt remaining 1 Tbsp. butter. Using a sharp knife, cut slits in top. Brush with butter and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cover with air frying lid. Press air fry function; select custom setting. Press timer; set to 6 minutes. Start. Cook until golden brown. Repeat with remaining 2 strudels. Cool to room temperature. Cut into slices.