A super simple cheat’s version of Banoffee Pie. Your new go to simple dessert recipe!
This is my go to, I have no time to spare, pudding that everyone loves. There’s just 5 ingredients and 15 minutes between you and this Banoffee Pie dessert. Dangerous right?! 🤣
Just to get one thing straight from the off, this is not a neat, take a tidy slice kind of pie. It’s soft and delicious and spoonable.
Maybe not to everyone’s taste if you like neat and precise, but I’m all about the shortcuts where possible. Not having to boil sugar and make my own caramel is DEFINITELY a good shortcut for me.
You’ll love this Banoffee Pie recipe because:
✅ Made in under 15 minutes.
✅ Looks super impressive.
✅ Just 5 ingredients!
Some top tips for making the Banoffee Pie recipe:
- Use two cans of caramel instead of one if you want a whopper of a pie.
- Toss the banana slices in lemon juice before putting on the pie if you don’t want them to go brown.
- Add vanilla and/or icing sugar to your cream before whipping for added flavour.
- Grate chocolate, or use a vegetable peeler to make curls, or add a sprinkle of cocoa to top the pie.
Why is my banoffee pie soft and a bit collapsed?!
This recipe uses caramel from a can, which is made in exactly the same way you’d make it at home. But saves time and faff. It’s a great shortcut but it is not as solid.
I accept this as a pay off, that this pie will need to be semi scooped rather than sliced, and I am a-okay with that as it’s so quick.
If you really want it to be more solid, you can freeze the base (without bananas or cream) for an hour before serving.
What dish should I use for the Banoffee Pie?
Two options here:
- Use a loose bottomed tart dish as I did and attempt to remove it from the tin. HOWEVER, you do risk the sides falling down under the weight of the caramel (what a way to go 😆). It’s easier to slice this way. I don’t bother trying to remove the bottom of the tin before serving.
- Use a pyrex type pie dish. This is much more forgiving if the side of the pie collapse BUT is harder to slice to serve. If you don’t mind ‘dolloped’ servings, this is all good.
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Easy Banoffee Pie
- 300 g Gingernut Biscuits Crushed (See note 1)
- 100 g Butter Melted (See note 2)
- 397 g Can of Caramel (See note 3)
- 3 Bananas Peeled and slices (See note 4)
- 300 ml Double cream Whipped (See note 5)
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract (See note 6)
- 2 tbsp Icing sugar (See note 6)
- 100 g Dark chocolate (See note 7)
- Mix the crushed biscuits with the melted butter and press firmly into a tin using the back of a spoon. If you have time, chill for 30 minutes.
- Spoon the caramel into the biscuit base and smooth over. If you have time, chill or pop into the freezer for an hour or until you are ready to serve.
- Top with bananas, then the whipped cream (mixed with vanilla and icing sugar if you are using).
- Add chocolate sprinkles if you're using them and serve.