25 October 2009

Quick & Easy Banoffee Pie





















I haven't made banoffee pie for years. It is a great dessert, but making the toffee sauce for it was always a chore. The best way to make the toffee was to take a can of condensed milk and boil the unopened can in water for a few hours. The result was the most luxurious, thick toffee sauce imaginable, but as I said, a chore. So when I stumbled on a new variety of condensed milk, made by Nestle, the first thing I thought was, "I must make some banoffee pie!". The new condensed milk flavour is Dulce de Leche caramel, so there is no fiddling about boiling a can for hours. With a flick of the can opener or the squeeze of a bottle it oozes over you choosen dessert. Yum!






































Quick & Easy Banoffee Pie

10 digestive biscuits or graham crackers (not sure if these are approximately the same size or not, so you may have to adjust the quantity if you are using graham crackers)
75g butter, melted
200g carnation caramel
75ml double cream
1 tbsp sugar
1 banana, sliced


Crush the biscuits finely and then pour in the melted butter and stir until well combined. Press the biscuit mixture into 2 small loose-based flan dishes. My flan dishes are 12cm diameter. Leave to cool in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Pour the caramel in each biscuit base and smooth over before adding some sliced banana.

Whip the cream until thick, adding the sugar as you whisk. Spoon the cream over the pies and top with more banana.

Leave to cool in the fridge for another 20 minutes before removing from the flan cases. The biscuit base should have set enough to remove easily.

I would say serves 2, but realistically you could half these quite easily and there would still be enough for one. So lets say .....

serves 2 -4

Here is another slice for you to enjoy.

23 comments:

  1. Finally somebody is doing the work for us. There are some convenience foods that are just right and it seems like this is one of them. They can keep their ready mashed potatoes though! Hope all is well with you!

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  2. I never thought of making a crumb crust for a banoffee pie - great idea!

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  3. Oh my goodness, SO gorgeous!! I'm gazing dreamily at the incredible photos... *blissful sigh* :-)

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  4. Quick and easy! Pie! I'm all for that!

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  5. Oooh nice! I've been meaning to use the tin of carnation caramel I bought, but haven't got round to it yet - thanks for the reminder!

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  6. No way! Dulce de leche is supposed to be eaten on toast. At breakfast!

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  7. Yuck to instant and ready-mash! I am with you Sylvie :)

    It is extremely yummy Su-Lin :)

    And no calories if you just look, he he! No really, this is one to try Astra :)

    Me too Pam, this is now my standby dessert :)

    Hi C, I will be buying some more to keep in the cupboard :)

    That is one indulgent breakfast Davimack, I think it would have to be brunch for me to consider it :)

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  8. Wow this desert looks delicious. I love how the "crust" appears. Since I love bananas this seems something I need to try.

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  9. i keep seeing this kind of pie on blogs. I don't think we have it here in America. I really need to try it at some point.

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  10. sounds so simple - my mum boils the condensed milk and makes pastry which always seems a lot of work but the end result is so good - maybe I should try a few short cuts - esp as I quite like the digestive biscuits crust as much as pastry

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  11. If you want a "quick fix" of sweetness not much beats a banoffee pie. Yum!

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  12. My only attempt at banoffee pie was a bit of a failure (caramel was too watery). Now, THIS looks perfect!

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  13. You haven't made banoffee pie in years. Well, I've NEVER made it. And based on your photos and recipe that's a travesty on my part.

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  14. my mum's famous for her banoffie pie and it looks just like that. My brother loves it and every time goes back for a second helping which he lives to regret each time he's pushed to the point of sickness with the final mouthfuls. He can't stop though. Must be like giving birth where you forget the suffering and do it again :o)

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  15. Once tried, never forgotten TB :)

    Hey Maybelle's Mom, you guys are definitely tops at making pies, but this one is really worth trying.

    Hi Johanna, You will have to see if the carnation caramel is available over there. It saves so much effort.

    And best not to think about the calories CC :)

    Hi Alex, I always feel a cheat when I post a quickie recipe like this, but I suppose it is always good to have a few to fall back on.

    Thanks Fitness Foodie :)

    Thanks Ricki :)

    Glad you like it Susan :)

    Hi Nic, Graham is a bit like your brother, he just can't help going back for seconds when it comes to dessert and most often regrets it, bless!

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  16. i made banoffee pie for the first time last year, the canned milk boil kind, i guess it turned out alright but i think i can say that banoffee pie is one of those desserts where others tastes way better than my version. for some reason. or well, perhaps this one is just best enjoyed when on holiday for me!

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  17. I love easy peasy and totally delicious, why am I craving banoffee pie now, lol! I could lick the screen.

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  18. Hi Pia, you would find it a lot less hassle this way :)

    Hi Nic, don't do that! You won't taste it, honestly :)

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  19. Hmmm. This looks so good. My kid of goey, delicious dessert!

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  20. your photos are fantastic and make me drool!!!

    I was scouting around for a banoffee pie recipe and although using the premade caramel is quick, I think I'll try using condensed milk, brown sugar & golden syrup. I'll also make chantilly cream for the top.

    Oh I'm going to have to get on the treadmill for this one.

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  21. this looks awesome, i love banoffee pie and these look like little beauties!! thanks for sharing!

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