When It Comes To Bananas, You Can’t Slime Me – Banoffee Pie

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Simple, quick and a total crowd-pleaser, this dessert is nouveau-British classic. I had it once during my time there, and it was enough to convert me from “I-never-eat-raw-bananas” to “I-always-eat-raw-bananas-when-they-are-covered-in-whipped-cream-and-caramel.”

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Even though the technique is easy, the pie takes a little time to prepare, as you have to let the caramel chill to set before it can be served. I thought that maybe I didn’t cook my caramel long enough (it didn’t get as brown as I thought it should), but it tasted right enough.

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Make sure your layer the bananas and whipped cream just prior to serving (or I did mine an hour before). If you cover the bananas completely with the cream, you shouldn’t have any issues with them turning brown, but I am really sensitive to slime, so I wasn’t taking any chances.

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The amount of rave that these received was enough to shut down the review forum. Guys, these got rave reviews. Try it, you’ll like it.

On this Random Tuesday, I have conquered bananas. YOU CAN’T SLIME ME. Celebration is in order.


Banoffee Pie

Adapted from Carnation and Saveur

1 box graham crackers, finely ground

2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, divided

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup brown sugar

3-4 bananas

2 cups (1 pint) heavy whipping cream, cold

chocolate (optional)

Place graham cracker crumbs in a bowl. Melt one stick of butter, then add to the crumbs, stirring until incorporated. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Chill.

Melt the remaining butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar and melt over low heat. Add the condensed milk, and bring the mixture to a boil for a few minutes, stirring continuously. The toffee should darken slightly. Pour the filling into the crust. Chill again for at least one hour until the caramel is firm.

Before serving, slice up the bananas and place in a single layer over the toffee. Whip the heavy whipping cream in the bowl of a stand mixer until soft peaks form. Spread this over the banana layer. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

Best served the day it is made.

35 Responses to “When It Comes To Bananas, You Can’t Slime Me – Banoffee Pie”

  1. 1 aslansfriend September 25, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I had never even heard of this one before.please post more British specialties.the Brits have been doing desserts with their teas for hundreds of years.assume there are some good onesher. Perhaps you could even do some pairrings with beverages , ie.,certain flavor teas with what baked treat what with winter and all coming. Pumpkin spiced coffee paired with cinnamon-dusted beuteltorte.

  2. 2 Leia September 25, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Being British, I am crazy about Banoffee Pie and have experimented with lots of different flavour combos like Coconut & Nutella. http://thegrumblingbelly.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/coconut-nutella-banoffee-pie/

  3. 3 Lauren September 25, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Dad–you’re all about the windbeutel. If you make sure we have some heavy whipping cream, I’ll give it a shot sometime.

    Leia–that looks so delicious! I will definitely be trying out some variations.

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