Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Banoffee Pie

 

     During my trip to Ireland I discovered a wonderful dessert that I had never had before.  Being part Irish I was surprised to have never heard of this before.  It turns out that it is traditionally an English dessert but the similarities of the cuisines of the two cultures are much alike.  This pie is so easy and I have found a quick way to recreate this dish.  Remember, I'm not much of a baker, but I had to make this. One bite and you will be in love too.  Its very rich so one slice may be all you need for a couple days.  Luckily it was easily kept in the fridge. Please enjoy my version of Banoffee Pie.

 
Ingredients:

  • 1 graham cracker piecrust, (store bought. I don't bake. Traditionally you should use biscuit cookies)
  • * 1 stick butter
  • * 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • * 1 14oz can of condensed milk
  • 2 bananas
  • whipped cream
  • cocoa

      In a small saucepan melt the butter over medium heat.  Mix in the brown sugar and stir until cooked.  Pour in the condensed milk and keep stirring.  Bring to a boil while continuing to stir and cook for a couple minutes.  Pour into already prepared piecrust and sit in fridge for at least an hour.  Slice bananas and place on top of cooled toffee.  Cover with whip cream, sprinkle some cocoa, and serve or chill.  This pie is a great combination of flavors that compliment each other perfectly.

 
*Hint-these ingredients make a substantial amount of toffee within the center of the pie.  Half the amounts to make less if you so choose.
 
 

 
 
 
 



17 comments:

  1. Out of curiosity, did you know this page is being linked on MSN? I sometimes wonder about how good they are about giving proper credit for their content. http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/cookingschool/12-classic-pie-recipes-for-your-thanksgiving-table/ss-AA77Yfn#image=10

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    1. GE, yes I did. I am a member of the Daily Meal Magazine so they pick recipes from the community of bloggers to publish. Thanks.

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  2. what is the secret to getting it set up? Tried twice, epic fail... Ideas?

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    1. I'm sorry that it didn't set up. It might be the amount of time you are stirring the sugar, milk, butter mixture. You really need to slowly simmer it once it comes to a boil and the mixture becomes a caramel color. Also it should sit in the fridge no less than an hour to set up and harden. Hope you try again and it works.

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  3. The best way to make a caramel filling is to pressure cook can/s of condensed milk ( remove labels, immerse cans in water, pressure cook 40min to 1hour( it's caramel! they turn out cooked and brown (40 min)to dark brown (1 hour)- follow directions on how to use pressure cooker)--its the best banoffee you'll ever make, the easiest pie I've made-even a kid can do it (except pressure cooking).Use store bought graham pie crust..Made the whipping cream out of whipped heavy whipping cream and vanilla till fluffy,top it with shaved chocolate; It's like a gourmet pie ! I made this several times it sets up once cooled in fridge/ or 3-5 min in freezer. It's a winner.

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    1. I have seen this done before Anonymous. Good idea.

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    2. You don't need a pressure cooker, though. You can use a stockpot as long as the water level remains well above the tops of the cans. If the water level drops though, you risk an exploding can.

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  4. Is this sweetened condensed milk, or just evaporated milk? Sweetened sounds awfully rich, along with the brown sugar.

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    1. Sweetened condensed milk. It is very rich but worth it.

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  5. I made something very similar but it wasn't a traditional pie, more of a desert "dish". It called for boiling the can of condensed milk for a few hours, the whole can, just drop it in a pot of boiling water. When you open it the milk has turned into an unbelievable caramel type substance!

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  6. Just returned from 4 years in England. If you are not a cook there is an easier way to make this. Buy a product by Nestle called La Lechera, easily found at the supermarket. It is the caramel already made! Enjoy!

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  7. You can also use Nestle La Lechera, its a thick caramel in a can like condensed milk. Find it in the international foods section in walmart foods.

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  8. I am making this for thanksgiving and I am exited to taste it!

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    1. Ian, I hope it turned out fantastic for you!

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