About this recipe:I tried three different banoffee pie recipes I found online and a recipe book. So I've made my own version of the banoffee pie using the basis of the recipes I have found and added a bit of twist! My partner and friends love this and I hope you will too.
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Method Prep:1hr › Cook:2hr › Ready in:3hr
To make the toffee sauce, remove the label of the condensed milk and immerse it in a pan of boiling water. Boil the tin for 2 to 3 hours. The longer you boil it, the darker and thicker the toffee will be. Make sure that the tin is always fully immersed in water, otherwise, the tin may explode. After 2 to 3 hours, remove from heat and allow the tin to cool, unopened, preferably overnight.
For the base, crush the digestives and mix with melted butter. Using a pestle or fork, press the digestives into a springform or loose bottomed cake tin. Chill the base in the fridge till needed.
Meanwhile, whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
Option 1: Mix toffee and banana then pour onto the base. Sprinkle with instant coffee then spread cream on top.
Option 2: Spread 1/3 of the cream onto the base, sprinkle with a little bit of instant coffee, then arrange 1/2 of the sliced banana and drizzle with 1/2 of toffee. Repeat layers, ending with cream.
Option 3: Spread 1/2 of the cream onto the base, arrange all of the sliced banana on top, then add another layer of cream. Sprinkle with some coffee powder and finally drizzle with the toffee.
I suggest using a springform or loose bottomed cake tin. If not, line your tin with either a cling film or parchment so it will be easier to lift the whole pie out without breaking it.
You can also decorate the top of the pie with grated chocolate.
I made this pie for friends and their children when they came over for dinner, and it went down really well.
Take care with the condensed milk when boiling it, making sure the tins remain covered. I boiled for 2 hours and the resulting toffee was amazing!
I don't like coffee much so I replaced the coffee layers with chocolate shavings, which tasted great. In terms of layers I used biscuit, toffee, banana, chocolate, cream, chocolate - lovely!
The biscuit base needed a bit more butter and when I made it for a second time when visiting the mother-in-law for Sunday lunch it was much better thanks to a little more butter. She seemed impressed and all of the kids loved it!
Great recipe which I will be repeating. - 18 Feb 2012
Made it healthier.
Individual Banoffee Tarts.
Use any digestive biscuit or shortbread and cut out the condensed milk. Use low fat toffee sauce mix poured over the base and then over the cut bananas. Can add coffee if liked. Finish with whipped Elmlea or Squirty Cream and crumble flake over top. Quicker and much less sickly/fattening. - 24 Jun 2009
I wasn't sure about boiling the Milk in a tin at first...but i'm glad i did, as it turned out delicious and everyone loved it.
I used light milk, cream and digestives to make it healthier. - 28 Aug 2009