Prep 3 hrs 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs
This heavenly version of banoffee pie is ridiculously easy to make. Although the preparation time is very long, most of that time involves the condensed milk caramelising in the pan without your supervision. Hope you enjoy it!
- 1 ready-made graham cracker pie crust (or make your own crust for a pie about 25cm across)
- 1 (400 ml) can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 bananas
- 300 ml cream
- hot chocolate powder or cocoa, for dusting
- Place the UNopened can of condensed milk (don't open the can!) in a saucepan and cover with water.
- Bring the water to the boil then reduce slightly and let the can boil covered for 2 1/2 or 3 hours (if you're patient enough to wait for 3 hours it is better).
- IMPORTANT- Don't ever let the saucepan boil dry.
- Keep checking up on it and adding water if necessary.
- Remove the can and wait a few minutes before opening it very carefully in the sink.
- The condensed milk will look like creamy brown caramel.
- Stir the caramel in the can with a fork to remove any lumps, then pour into your pie crust and let it cool, then refrigerate till cold.
- Slice bananas thinly and lay them on top of the toffee filling.
- Whip the cream and spread it over the bananas.
- I usually just cover the bananas, but if you like more cream, spread it as thickly as you want.
- Dust the cocoa or powdered drinking chocolate on top for effect, using a sieve.
- Serve in thin slices with coffee.
This recipe was a hit at New Years! I used Dulce leche (caramel in a can) and it saved hours of prep time! I will absolutely make it again!thanks!
For safetys sake: One should not leave an unopened can boiling. Alternate carmalization options can be found on zaar.
This recipe is simply one of the best. But be warned not to leave your can of milk unattended or let the water level go past half way down the can. It's better if you can do the caramel the day before. (I usually do two cans when I make it so I have extra on hand, just because it's such a time consuming process.) I use the fat-free version of sweetened condensed milk and it works out great! (Saves a few calories, too!) I use vanilla wafers instead of graham crackers for a more lighter taste. But please don't skimp on the cream use REAL whipping cream and whip it yourself. Not the stuff from an aerosol can. It's worth it. This will become your favorite pie!