Bananas + Toffee = Banoffee Pie!

banoffee pieI love fruit, but when it comes to dessert, I typically steer away from those that contain it. When I want dessert, I want DESSERT. So when I first tried this pie, I wasn't expecting to be blown away since one of the primary ingredients is bananas. But blown away I was.

Banoffee Pie blends the creaminess of bananas with tasty toffee for an incredibly decadent and satisfying pie. The following is a surprisingly easy recipe (you don't even have to make your own crust!) for it from Epicurious.

Banoffee Pie
  • 2 cups canned sweetened condensed milk (21 ounces)
  • 1 (9-inch) round of refrigerated pie dough (from 15-ounce package)
  • 3 large bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups chilled heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 425°F.

Pour condensed milk into pie plate and stir in a generous pinch of salt. Cover pie plate with foil and crimp foil tightly around rim. Put in a roasting pan, then add enough boiling-hot water to reach halfway up side of pie plate, making sure that foil is above water. Bake, refilling pan to halfway with water about every 40 minutes, until milk is thick and a deep golden caramel color, about 2 hours. Remove pie plate from water bath and transfer toffee to a bowl, then chill toffee, uncovered, until it is cold, about 1 hour.

While toffee is chilling, clean pie plate and bake pie crust in it according to package instructions. Cool pie crust completely in pan on a rack, about 20 minutes.

Spread toffee evenly in crust, and chill, uncovered, 15 minutes.

Cut bananas into 1/4-inch-thick slices and pile over toffee.

Beat cream with brown sugar in a clean bowl with an electric mixer until it just holds soft peaks, then mound over top of pie.

Note: I like to put some chocolate-covered toffee pies on top as well.


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