Simple Banoffee Pie
- For the toffee sauce
- 1 (405g) tin of condensed milk
- 350g of digestives or biscuits of your choice
- 150g of butter, melted
- 1 (284ml) pot of double cream
- 3 bananas, sliced
- instant coffee (optional)
Prep:1hr › Cook:2hr › Ready in:3hr
- To make the toffee sauce, remove the label of the condensed milk and immerse it in boiling water. Boil the tin for 2 - 3 hours. The longer you boil it, the darker and thicker the toffee will be. Make sure that the tin is FULLY immersed in water, otherwise, the tin will explode.
- For the base, crush the digestives and mix it with melted butter. Using a pestle or fork, press the digestives onto the pan. Make sure that there are no holes. Chill. Meanwhile, whip the cream until it's stiff.
- There are three ways to arrange:
- Simple: Mix toffee and banana then pour onto the base. Sprinkle instant coffee then spread cream on top.
- Layer - spread cream onto the base, sprinkle a little bit of instant coffee then arrange the sliced banana, spread toffee then repeat.
- Layer 2 - spread cream onto the base, arrange the sliced banana then add another layer of cream. sprinkle some coffee powder and drizzle it with toffee.
I suggest using a spring form or loose bottomed cake tin. If not, line your tin with either a cling film or parchment paper so it will be easier to lift the whole pie out without breaking it.
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 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
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