02 September 2016

8 Minute Banoffee Pie Recipe

An easy recipe for 8 Minute Banoffee Pie, the most indulgent of desserts Throw it together while dinner is cooking and pop it in the fridge to chill until you're ready to serve it.


This is an old recipe. It's been sitting about for some time, but it's definitely time to share it.

It's a traditional banoffee pie. Calorific and heavenly and the best thing about it, is it's a quick, throw together dessert. I don't know when I'd make this again as Cooper has gone off bananas and Graham couldn't eat it as it's made with caramel and cream, then there is my waistline to think of as I know I would keep going back for another slice if it was in the fridge.




An easy recipe for 8 Minute Banoffee Pie, the most indulgent of desserts Throw it together while dinner is cooking and pop it in the fridge to chill until you're ready to serve it.


If I were to make this now, I'd make it vegan so we could all enjoy it and I know just how I'd do it. Instead of caramel sauce I'd make this vegan caramel from Nadia's Healthy Kitchen and top it with whipped coconut cream. In fact I may have to do that soon.

I will still lust for this one. I may make it for cake club sometime.

So why is it so quick? 

I cheated!


An easy recipe for 8 Minute Banoffee Pie, the most indulgent of desserts Throw it together while dinner is cooking and pop it in the fridge to chill until you're ready to serve it.


Years ago I used to make caramel from scratch. I used to boil a tin of condensed milk in a pan for hours to turn it into caramel, but nowadays you can buy caramel sauce ready made, which saves many a pan from burning after it's forgotten about and boiled dry. Yes, I've been there and done that.

For this pie I totally cheated, I used a sweet pastry pie crust, ready made caramel and mascarpone mixed with a little milk and icing sugar. Simples!


An easy recipe for 8 Minute Banoffee Pie, the most indulgent of desserts Throw it together while dinner is cooking and pop it in the fridge to chill until you're ready to serve it.


Banoffee Pie Facts

Sadly the inventor of banoffee pie, Nigel Mackenzie, died last year. 

Mackenzie, who owned The Hungry Monk Restaurant in Sussex, invented the banoffee pie with his chef Ian Dowding. Back in the early seventies they were tweaking the American recipe for Blum's Coffee Toffee Pie and had tried various fillings such as apples and oranges, but none of the fillings were quite right until they decided to try banana. That's when banoffee pie came into existence. 

It seems like a much older and traditional dessert, doesn't it?


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An easy recipe for 8 Minute Banoffee Pie, the most indulgent of desserts Throw it together while dinner is cooking and pop it in the fridge to chill until you're ready to serve it.
Quick Banoffee Pie
An easy recipe for 8 Minute Banoffee Pie, the most indulgent of desserts Throw it together while dinner is cooking and pop it in the fridge to chill until you're ready to serve it.
Ingredients
  • 1 large sweet pastry case
  • 454g salted caramel sauce (I used a jar of M&S sauce, but you could use Carnation Caramel)
  • 2 bananas
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 100g chocolate (dark or milk)
Instructions
1. Place the pastry case on a serving dish.
2. Slice the bananas and mix together with the caramel sauce in a bowl. Pour into the pastry case and smooth over.3. Whisk the mascarpone with the milk and icing sugar, then spread on top of the caramel layer.4. Grate the chocolate and sprinkle on top of the pie and chill until you are ready to serve it.5. Enjoy!
Details
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Yield: Makes 1 pie








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21 comments:

  1. I wish I could give the inventor a massive high five! I love a banoffee pie!! This version sounds great, anything to get it in my tummy quicker is a winner for me.

    Katie xoxo

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  2. I mean, who cares about the cheat when you end up with something so wonderful... I do adore banoffee pie! Woo Hoo!

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  3. Banoffee is my most favourite dessert ever (along with tipsy tart and lemon mouse). The easy version sounds good to me.

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  4. I've been there too with burned pans and even exploded cans with sticky sauce all over my kitchen :) Your banoffee looks incredible and I love the idea of using pre-made stuff because why not? Perfect for when we have unexpected guests!

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    1. Oh my! Glad I've not had an exploding can. I definitely will never boil my own caramel now, not when you can buy it. This is definitely an easy option and perfect for last minute guests.

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  5. I love making banoffee pie and I cheat too when it comes to the caramel, life's too short sometimes! Yours look gorgeous and I love the retro plate as well!

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  6. Banoffee pie is my ABSOLUTE favourite but I never make it!!! Now I know it can be done in just 8 minutes I'm wondering why the hell not! I think my waistline is about to expand haha!

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  7. We have a similar tart that is a family recipe - had some at my mum's today - and she has been making it since I can remember but I thought she got the recipe from my grandmother - now I have to check - ours is slightly different but barely!

    I think it would be easy to use coconut condensed milk to make vegan caramel. I've also seen a few vegan clotted creams online recently and wonder if they would work on this too if you tried to veganise it.

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    1. I've not seen coconut condensed milk here although I have searched for a vegan condensed milk. I definitely need to try making it vegan. I'll have to think about it.

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  8. I'm not really a fan of banana (I really have to be in the mood to eat one, and they have to be pretty green at that) but Banoffie pie is my ONE exception...

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    1. It's definitely the best way to eat bananas.

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  9. Love Banoffee pie and this one looks fabulous! Cheats are ideal when you're short on time so I'm all for them :)

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  10. Great cheat's dessert, that pie crust looks really good for a bought one!

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    1. It was actually really good but then it was M&S.

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  11. This looks absolutely droolworthy, high in calories but delicious.

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