Red Dragon Fruit Toaster Pastry Recipe

Toaster pastries have been a nostalgic breakfast or snack option for decades. While they may be convenient to grab at the store, they are even better when made from scratch. 

Check out our friend, Turnip Vegan's, recipe for Red Dragon Fruit Toaster Pastry! 

2 Hours
4 Servings
Red Dragon Fruit Toaster Pastry Recipe

History of Toaster Pastries

Toaster pastries have been around since the 1960s, but didn't truly take off as a popular household item until the 1980s. They catered mostly towards the children and teenage crowd because of the advertisement focus at the time. 

Many well known brands have had their take at toaster pastries, and in 1985, Kelloggs came out with Toaster Strudel, that included an icing packet. This set a stance moving forward about the inclusion of icing on toaster treats. 

In the present day, many brands have began creating organic, whole grain, and reduced sugar versions of their beloved treat. However, there is no better way to enjoy something at home, than to make it yourself. 

When making your toaster pastry at home, you are able to not only create a recipe that feels good for you, but also mix and match flavors that aren't sold in stores. 

Dragon Fruit Fun Facts

Have you ever tried Dragon Fruit? You may have also heard it be referred to as Pitaya. The flavor of a dragon fruit is similar to a cross between a pear and kiwi and very refreshing. If you’re curious what the difference is between Dragon fruit and Açaí, read our blog to find out more. 

Dragon Fruits are native to Central and South America, including Brazil, southern Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and El Salvador. The fruit grows on a type of cactus called the Hylocereus cactus. This cactus is also known as the Honolulu queen. It is a vine-like plant with flowers that only open at night during a full moon. Their peak season is summer through early Fall (June through September). 

If you're wanting to enjoy dragon fruit year round in smoothies and smoothie bowls, using SAMBAZON Red Dragon Frozen Fruit Cubes. They are 100% Organic Red Dragon Fruit cut into cubes and frozen. It's a good source of fiber, iron, potassium & magnesium. 

Inspiration Behind the Recipe

Turnip Vegan AKA Todd Anderson has been "enjoying SAMBAZON Açaí for over three years," and loves SAMBAZON's "Red Dragon Frozen Fruit Cubes" because they are USDA Certified Organic, contain no dairy, and are easy to find at local stores, such as Vons and Albertsons. 

Red Dragon fruit can be hard to find in the refrigerated grocery aisle, but SAMBAZON makes it easy to find a frozen version with no added ingredients perfect for your smoothie recipe or dessert recipe. 

Check out the recipe below for this delicious Toaster Pastry made with dragon fruit filling and blue butterfly pea flower with lime icing.  

Let's Make Dragon Fruit Toaster Pastries


Filling Ingredients:  

  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 + 1/2 cups of SAMBAZON's Dragon Fruit Cubes 
  • 1 + 1/2 cups of chopped mango 
  • 2 tsp of lime juice 
  • 1/4 cup of tapioca starch mixed with 2 Tbsp of water

Pie Crust: 

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 of a cup of cold vegan butter 
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 1/2 tsp of salt  

Blue Butterfly Pea Icing: 

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  •  2 tsp of lime juice (Add more juice if too thick)
  • 2 tsp of butterfly pea flower
  • Lime and Lemon Zest


Step 1. Add Red Dragon Fruit Cubes, chopped mango, maple syrup, and lime juice to the blender. Blend until you have a smooth texture.  

Step 2. Once the Red Dragon Fruit blend is ready, transfer it to a saucepan on low and cook for 10 minutes. Now, it's time to add the liquid tapioca. Ensure it's well mixed with water before adding. Continue cooking until the filling thickens. Refrigerate for about 1 hour before adding to the crust.  

Step 3. Add flour and salt to a bowl and mix. Add cold butter from the refrigerator and mix it with your hands or spatula. Add in water and mix in; when done, create a ball. Use a rolling pin to roll out dough and cut out rectangles, with the top piece being more significant.  

Step 4. Add mix to the pie crust and seal the top with a fork and water in between the pie crust.  

Step 5. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes 

Step 6. Combine powdered sugar, lime juice, butterfly pea flower, and zests to a bowl and mix to create icing 

Step 7. Let toaster pastries cool for a few minutes before adding on icing and enjoying! 

Turnip Vegan is a content creator, recipe creator, and videographer who focuses on veganism and the many benefits it can have for your body and mind. You can check out his blog here

Jenna Arend

Community Marketing Specialist at SAMBAZON

Jenna Arend is the Community Marketing Specialist at SAMBAZON and started her career in the social media space in 2010 as a Youtube personality. To further her love for all things digital media, she majored in Journalism & Mass Communication and minored in Digital Audiences at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Jenna is a devoted foodie who enjoys traveling, reading, and attending sporting events in her spare time.

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