Kitchen Playdate: Banoffee Pie

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It’s hard to go wrong with a concoction that includes sliced bananas, dulce de leche, pie crust, whipped cream and chocolate shavings.  We are a little obsessed with this British treat and made it recently after school with a friend as part of a super fun kitchen play date.

The whole pie making process can me made easier and less daunting if you use store bought pie dough. (Making your own is easy enough, but in a pinch, store bought works just fine!) The kiddos had a blast whipping the cream, cutting the bananas, baking the store bought pie dough, shaving the chocolate (fun and messy!) and spreading the dulce de leche.  It is basically an assembly project, but the end result is ridiculously yummy.

As for the dulce de leche, you can buy it or make your own. If you have a slow cooker, making your own is super easy—and cheap. Simply transfer condensed milk to small mason jars, making sure to fill the slow cooker with water at least ½ an inch above the top of the jar, and cook on “slow” for seven to eight hours. Let it stay a bit longer if the dulce de leche isn’t “dark enough” at the end of the cooking time. Aside from using it in this pie, dulce de leche, which is essentially a milk jam, is an amazing spread on breakfast toast.

Banoffee Pie

Ingredients:

  • Store bought pie dough (pre-baked per instructions on packaging)
  •  2 to 3 bananas, cut into ¼ inch slices
  • About ¾ cup of dulce de leche (store bought or homemade)
  • Chocolate shavings
  • 1½ cups of heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Method

1. Preheat the oven and bake the pie shell per the instructions and cool completely before you assemble the pie.

2. Use a hand mixer to whip the heavy cream and sugar till the whipped cream holds in soft peaks.

3. Spread the dulce de leche evenly on the crust, and chill for 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Pile on the bananas over the dulce de leche.

5. Mound the whipped cream on top of the bananas, then top with chocolate shavings.

6. Keep in the refrigerator unless you eat it all immediately!

5 thoughts on “Kitchen Playdate: Banoffee Pie

  1. These looks delicious!! I can’t wait to try it. I’m curious if you’ve heard of the Perfect Bake from Brookstone? I just ordered it because it would be prefect for making small batches of desserts with my children and they can use it as well. You can choose from hundreds of recipes in the free app, or upload your own custom recipe and then it shows you exactly how much to pour depending on serving size. If anyone else is interested in ordering it, here’s the info: http://www.brookstone.com/perfect-bake-app-controlled-smart-baking and you can even get discounts on your order if you visit the Brookstone coupon page (http://www.brookstone.com/brookstone-coupons) and use one of the current coupon codes! Thanks again for sharing.

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  3. An alternative for the crust is to use a crushed digestive biscuits and butter base. Most (if not all) of the banoffee pies I’ve eaten were made with a biscuit base instead of an actual pie crust 🙂

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