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Banana Pecan Strudel (Better Than Pecan Pie!)

Banana Pecan Strudel (Better Than Pecan Pie!)

Ingredients

  • Phyllo Dough
  • 1 to 2 Bananas (preferably red bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • Honey
  • 1/4 cup pecans

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Serves:

1

Serves one (if you're lucky enough to be home alone).

Recipe courtesy of I Love Pecans

Preparation

  1. If you are using frozen Phyllo dough, remove from freezer. It should sit at room temperature for at least an hour.
  2. Lightly toast the pecans in a 450ºF oven until they are just hot, about 5 minutes. Finely chop, and set aside.
  3. Reduce the heat on the oven to 425ºF.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Set aside.
  5. Slice the banana longways into 1/4 inch thick strips. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and set aside.
  6. Using a pastry brush, coat the bottom of your baking dish with a bit of the melted butter. Place one sheet of phyllo in the bottom of the dish, and brush with butter. Repeat with about 3 more pieces of phyllo, lightly brushing after each piece. Add a layer of the bananas. Top with 3 layers of phyllo, brushing with butter after each piece. Add a layer of honey, squeezing or dribbling as you might to top a waffle. Top with 3 layers of phyllo, brushing butter, etc. Add a layer of pecans. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Top with 3 layers of phyllo, brushing with butter. Add another layer of honey. Top with 3 layers of phyllo, brushing with butter.
  7. Sprinkle the top with some of the remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture and chopped pecans.
  8. Trim any phyllo edges that protrude from the baking dish. Cut a few air vents in the top few layers.
  9. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool for a least 10 minutes before devouring.
  11. If desired, top with a bit more honey.