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4.72 from 7 votes

Classic banoffee pie

A sweet and fresh banoffee pie, generously topped with whipped cream!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Desserts and sweet treats
Cuisine: British
Keyword: banoffee, dessert, pie, treats
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Emily Leary

Equipment

Ingredients

For the base

  • 250 g digestive biscuits or graham crackers
  • 125 g slightly salted butter melted
  • 100 g demerara sugar

For the caramel

  • 100 g slightly salted butter
  • 100 g demerara sugar
  • 400 g condensed milk

For the topping

  • 3 medium bananas cut into 1cm (1/2 inch) thick slices
  • 400 ml whipping cream
  • 1 square of dark chocolate

Instructions

  • Smash the biscuits up in a bag or food processor until you have an even crumb, then tip into a bowl.
  • Add the melted butter and the sugar to the biscuit crumb. Mix well to combine.
  • Grease a loose-bottomed 20cm (8 inch) sandwich tin and then tip the biscuit mix into it. Press the biscuit mix into the bottom and up the sides to create a case. It’s important the biscuit is packed down really tightly. Place in the freezer while you prepare the caramel.
  • To make the caramel, put the condensed milk, butter and sugar in a non-stick pan over a low heat.
  • Stir often as it gently bubbles. Don’t leave it unstirred as it will easily burn. It will take about 10 minutes for it to thicken enough to hold its shape briefly when stirred. Take the caramel off the heat and allow to cool to completely. Be careful, it will be very hot.
  • Retrieve the base from the freezer and make sure it feels really solid all over. If it doesn't, return to the freezer for another 10 minutes. Pour in the cooled caramel and allow it to settle and level off. It will be very thick now, so work gently.
  • Arrange the banana slices in a single layer.
  • Whip the cream into soft peaks and layer up on top of the banana generously – you might not need it all.
  • Grate the chocolate on top.
  • Return the banoffee pie to the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
  • To serve, carefully release the pie from the tin by standing it on a large can so that the sides drop away.
  • Now you can gently slide the case onto a plate – you can use a spatula to help – and serve in slices. Enjoy!
  • Keep it chilled – it won’t last long!

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Notes

Store your banoffee pie uncovered in the refrigerator. Don't leave your pie sitting out on the counter. The bananas may soften and the fresh cream could spoil.

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 962IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 1mg