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.
- 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
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!