Gale Gand of Tru loves this fun takeoff on a soda-fountain classic because it's easy. You don't even slice the bananas.
Using mushroom broth keeps this strudel vegetarian.
Rhubarb-Cheese Strudel with Vanilla Sauce
Strudel is a classic Austrian pastry made by wrapping layers of paper-thin dough around a variety of fillings. This simplified version, made with store-bought phyllo dough, features a cheesecake-like mixture and tangy rhubarb compote. A creme anglaise served alongside makes it extra-decadent.
Sour Cherry and Poppy Seed Strudel
The older generation of Hungarian women hand-pull a flaky dough for strudel. For a super-easy version, Sarah Copeland uses this tender cream cheese dough.
Chard-and-Goat-Cheese Strudel with Indian Flavors
The seasoning in this strudel includes ajwain seed, a common Indian spice. You can use caraway instead for an easy swap.