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Banoffi Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

in Diana's Recipe Book

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Servings: 8
Banoffi Pie was created at The Hungry Monk Restaurant in East Sussex, England in the early 1970's. It is "oh so sweet" and made with a pastry or graham cracker crust (or a crushed digestive biscuit or gingernut crust) and filled with rich toffee and topped with whipped cream and sliced bananas, then the pie is dusted with cocoa or grated semi-sweet chocolate for decoration. Try this scrumptious pie for a birthday, a holiday dessert, or for any special occasion.

WARNING! This pie in NOT for the calorie conscious or for those who are on a reduced sugar or reduced cholestrol diet.

1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks/10 oz/275g) butter
1 1/2 cups graham crackers or digestive biscuits, crushed
3/4 cup granulated or superfine sugar (caster sugar)
1 (14 oz/397g) can sweetened condensed milk
2 bananas
2 cups heavy cream, whipped
Cocoa, for decorating top

In a large saucepan, melt 4 oz. (1 stick) of the butter and stir in crushed graham crackers. Press into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie tin. Chill for 30 minutes. Place the remaining butter and the sugar in a nonstick saucepan over a low heat, stirring until the butter melts. Add the sweetened condensed milk and bring gently to the boil, stirring continuously. Boil steadily for exactly 5 minutes, stirring frequently, to make a light golden caramel. Pour over the biscuit base and chill for about 1 hour, until firm. To serve, slice the bananas and arrange most of them over the caramel. Spread with whipped cream. Decorate with the remaining banana and dust top with cocoa.

Makes 8 servings.

Date: October 16, 2005


Reviewer: Paul Davies
We loved it!!! Next time (to reduce calories) we will be using more milk instead of butter in the biscuit base ... !!! But there WILL be a next time ...

Reviewer: emma
i love it,i love it, i love it!!!!! i got to know it a few yrs ago, and i adore it since! last summer i went to India and i got a huge slice of banoffi pie in the middle of nowhere! i was overjoyed and was happy for the rest of the week!!

Reviewer: Nafisa
I think if u bake your crust for few mins in a hot oven - it will give a very crunchy n toasted taste.

Reviewer: Carrie
This pie was a huge hit. It is very sweet and scrumptious!!!

Reviewer: Ratna
i love the taste. but the crust was not so good. it ruins when sliced. i tried to used more butter but it didn't help. any suggestions diana?

Reviewer: tk
DON'T Chill it in the refrigerator!(it ends up like a rock of caramel)!

Reviewer: Issra
Very nice recipe, but for everyone who wants to make a good and healthy graham cracker crust you can make a whole pie crust and a topping only using like 2 or 3 tablespoons of butter. Just take about 12 graham crackers and blitz it in a food processor with about a tablespoon and a half of butter and press it into the pie dish. It holds well and is a lot less fattening.

Reviewer: tammie
Tried making it 3 times....the milk mixture would not turn into a "caramel" color...stayed white. Maybe use brown sugar instead of granulated?


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