October 5, 2021

RECIPE: Banana Fortune Favors Strudel

We know, there are a lot of steps to this one. We're getting fancy over here at the Fortune Favors HQ Test Kitchen!

While this recipe is a little labor intensive, it is absolutely worth the effort. The good new is, after you complete steps, it's only fifteen minutes in the oven until your masterpiece is finished.

Wait ten minutes to cool, add some vanilla ice cream and the Banana Fortune Favors Strudel will forever be your favorite dessert. We pinky promise.


  • Phyllo Dough
  • 1 to 2 Bananas (preferably red bananas)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. cane sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • Honey
  • ¼ cup Fortune Favors The Classic
  1. If you are using frozen Phyllo dough, remove from freezer. It should sit at room temperature for at least an hour.
  2. Finely chop Fortune Favors The Classic, and set aside.
  3. Reduce the heat on the oven to 425.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Set aside.
  5. Slice the banana long ways into ¼ 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.
  7. Place one sheet of phyllo in the bottom of the dish, and brush with butter.
  8. Repeat with about 3 more piece of phyllo, lightly brushing after each piece.
  9. Add a layer of the bananas.
  10. Top with 3 layers of phyllo, brushing with butter after each piece.
  11. Add a layer of honey, squeezing or dribbling as you would on top of a waffle.
  12. Top with 3 layers of phyllo, brushing butter, etc. Add a layer of The Classic pecans.
  13. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  14. Top with 3 layers of phyllo, brushing with butter.
  15. Add another layer of honey.
  16. Top with 3 layers of phyllo, brushing with butter.
  17. Sprinkle the top with some of the remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture and chopped pecans.
  18. Trim any phyllo edges that protrude from the baking dish.
  19. Cut a few air vents in the top few layers.
  20. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  21. Allow to cool for a least 10 minutes before devouring. If desired, top with a bit more honey.

Adapted with permission from Recipes | ILovePecans