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    Tropical Banana Strudel

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    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    sassafrasnanc's Note:

    This is absolutely DIVINE! We didn't leave one crumb on the platter. I had forgotten about this recipe until my son asked me to make it again. Using a filo dough for the crust makes it much simpler than a traditional homemade strudel crust! From Steven Raichlen's "Big Flavor Cookbook".

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    Serves: 10



    Units: US | Metric




    1. 1
    2. 2
      Thinly slice bananas and put in heavy nonreactive saucepan.
    3. 3
      Add raisins, lemon juice and zest, cinnamon, vanilla, rum, brown sugar and stir to combine.
    4. 4
      Cook over medium heat until bananas are just tender, 2-4 minutes.
    5. 5
      Correct sweetness if necessary.
    6. 6
      In a small bowl, stir cornstarch into banana liqueur (or rum).
    7. 7
      Pour into the banana mixture and simmer 30 seconds or until mixture thickens.
    8. 8
      Let cool to room temperature and remove cinnamon stick and vanilla bean.
    9. 9
      Refrigerate until cold.
    10. 10
    11. 11
      Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
    12. 12
      In a small bowl, combine melted butter and oil.
    13. 13
      In a separate small bowl combine cracker crumbs and sugar.
    14. 14
      Following the directions on the filo dough box, prepare surface and dough (using damp cloth, etc.), alternately brush dough with butter mixture and one level tablespoon of the crumb mixture. Repeat until you have used four sheets of the filo dough.
    15. 15
      Mound half of the banana filling in a row along the long edge of dough closest to you. Roll up halfway.
    16. 16
      Fold in the short ends and continue to roll the strudel.
    17. 17
      Carefully transfer it, seam side down to an ungreased baking sheet.
    18. 18
      Prepare the second strudel in the same manner.
    19. 19
      Brush the tops with the rest of the butter mix and sprinkle with the rest of the crumb mix.
    20. 20
      Using a sharp knife, lightly score the tops of the strudels (do not cut through to the filling!).
    21. 21
      Bake until crispy and golden brown, 30-40 minutes.
    22. 22
      Cool slightly and cut into diagonal slices with serrated knife.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tropical Banana Strudel

    Serving Size: 1 (110 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 197.2
    Calories from Fat 33
    Total Fat 3.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 3.0 mg
    Sodium 85.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 23.0 g
    Protein 2.0 g

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    vanilla beans

    banana liqueur

    cinnamon graham cracker crumbs

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