Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Banoffee Pie







Since my banana cream pie had been a disaster I was determined to find another banana recipe that I knew would turn out well. I know I can always count on Paula Deen! I have never had any of her recipes fail. They always turn out wonderful. Of course, you certainly can't cook everyday like Paula does. Her meals and desserts are just so rich, but they are always good. My husband had seen Paula make this on her show and thought it would be really good. I have to say that this is one of my favorite desserts ever. That says alot because my favorite desserts always incorporate chocolate and this one has no chocolate at all! I can't even begin to tell you how good this tastes. It's also extremely easy to make. My only suggestion is that you serve this in a parfait glass. I would make this for a gathering since it really does not keep well. It will get a bit runny in the pie dish. Once this is assembled in your pie plate, divide it up among parfait glasses and refrigerate. I think it would work well serving it this way to company. You can also sprinkle some graham cracker crumbs on top of the cream with a fresh slice of banana for presentation. Of course you can make this just for yourself as long as you realize it will get a little runny in the pie dish after a while. It still tastes absolutely fantastic. I would encourage anyone that likes bananas and caramel to try this. The taste is irresistable! It's also pretty easy on the budget too!!

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

10 tablespoons butter, softened (I would use a bit less next time)

2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk

3 large bananas

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream (I used Cool Whip since I had that on hand)

1/3 cup confectioners' sugar (only if you are using whipping cream)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (only if you are using whipping cream)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix graham crackers with softened butter and press mixture into 9 inch pie plate (Paula used a regular pie plate, next time I would use a deep dish). Bake for 5 to 8 minutes.

Lower the oven to 300 degrees F for the toffee filling. To create the toffee filling, caramelize the sweetened condensed milk. Pour the condensed milk into a 9 x 12 x 2 inch glass baking dish. Cover with foil and place dish inside a larger poaching pan. Add water to poaching pan until halfway up sides of baking dish. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. (Mine baked for 2 hours).

Once both the crust and toffee filling are cooled, spread half of the filling evenly inside the crust. Slice the bananas and layer on top of filling. Pour remaining half of filling over bananas, spreading evenly. Whip the cream with the confectioners' sugar and vanilla and spread on top of toffee filling and bananas.



25 comments:

Lynda said...

Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing! I've bookmarke this Debbie. Thanks for the tip about serving it in parfait glasses.

George Gaston said...

Debbie, you are a master at baking. And this Banoffee pie is one that I can't wait to try. Maybe you need to sub for Paula now & then...

Bridgett said...

Debbie, you always have some treat that is just out of this world. Caramel and bananas are a rich and wonderful combination so this is definitely one to make to share. I love this!

Rhandi said...

Looks and sounds fantastic. You can always count on Paula! Mmm! I think I am going to have to bookmark this and make it when the moment is right. I like your blog title!

Joanne said...

Or you can make it for yourself and eat the whole thing in one sitting. Not that I would do something like that...looks amazing!

A Year on the Grill said...

Looks fabulous... sorry I haven't been around for awhile, I moved to the US Virgin Islands (I still giggle when I say that) for six months, and it is taking awhile to get settled. But i do think I am caught up, and will be back with new postings...

Come take a look at my new blogs of Island life!

I am so saving this... easy to find ingredients here... and needing a good dessert

April said...

This looks so good!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

What's not to like in this it has all the major food groups, butter, condensed milk, cream, banans - lol

I am dying to try this, thanks for the heads up about the parfait glasses.

Jenn said...

Darn I just at the late of my bananas. Such a yummy delicious looking pie.

Pam said...

Yum, the pie looks great, I'm so going to try it, thanks for sharing :)

xxx

Kathleen said...

O-M-G!!! Seriously!!!!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

This is delight full and Joanne being ur sweetfren too, am inviting u here for her little party(its her birthday dear -i know that u know dear) which is a suprise party for her ...do leave her a wish in the sprinkles ok.....my feeds arent working so am trying my best to find all her pals to leave her a wish in the sprinkles before she gets there or even after....will ya help too to make it a little sucess....and leave her a wish too?

http://vanillastrawberryspringfields.blogspot.com/2010/02/joannes-birthday-middle-eastern-chicken.html?showComment

Cassie said...

Yum, that sounds SO GOOD. I need to find an excuse to make it soon!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I love Banoffee Pie! This is so heavenly! Serving it as a parfait is a great idea.

teresa said...

the minute i saw this title, i thought, paula deen! this looks fantastic, i love banana dishes, i love it!

Diana's Cocina said...

YUM! I think i could just smush my face into this pie!

Debbie in Nashville said...

YUM! This looks so good!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Your pie looks just amazing!

Pam said...

Beautiful and delicious!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Oh, heavens, that does look wonderful! You can't go wrong with Paula Deen, unless you're on a diet.

Monica H said...

This has been on my list to make for a while. yum!

Katy ~ said...

Oh my, bananas and caramel. Could there be anything more delicious. Oh my, my, my.

Judy said...

I saw Paula make this on TV. It just seemed that it must be so sweet with 2 cans of caramel. I'm sure it tastes good though.

Sweet and Savory said...

How yummy this looks. You made it beautiful.

If you need cookware, I am having a giveway.

http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2010/03/paula-deen-skillets-yes-giveaway.html

Ingrid said...

Really? Chocolate is your favorite? But you have, like this one so many yummy banana recipes on your blog.

I've been wanting to try this pie for a long, long time.
~ingrid