Quick & Easy Banoffee Pie
Quick and Easy, Banoffee Pie is a classic, scrumptious, delicious dessert that you can make at anytime of the week. 4 simple ingredients is all you need!
So technically we’re still on a diet, but sometimes you just need something sweet.
Usually I would take the time and make my own pastry (not as in a bragging, “oh of course I make my own pastry” kinda way) but because when I was a child, my mum always cooked and baked with me, and her recipe is great! (Not biased obviously)
However before Christmas I found that they had a few offers on in the supermarket, and I bought a tin of caramel for £1, with all intents of making something amazing, and of course it remained in my cupboard.
I have previously made caramel, it’s easy peasy, you need to slow boil a can of condensed milk for a few hours, making sure that the tin is always covered with water – I know the tin says not to do that just in case explodes – if you let it dry out – however I’ve done it a few times and it’s so easy…
anyway I’m getting off the point, at the time I thought well for the sake of a £1 it will save me using my gas to boil water for a few hours so it’s more cost-effective.
So I remembered that I had this in my cupboard when I was at the supermarket, so I bought one of those sweet premade pastry cases – again for £1 – and emptied the tin of caramel into it and popped it in the fridge to set.
The rest of it will be easy to do later – slice up some bananas and they have them in a pretty pattern on top of the caramel, whip up some cream to put on top, and there you have it – Banoffee Pie!
we’ll see how long this lasts between the two of us – I’m guessing not too long !
Usually on a ‘traditional’ banoffee pie, you’d shave / grate chocolate on the top, but as I said we are still on a diet, so there’s no real chocolate in the house (sad face) but I found chocolate chips in my baking cupboard … but it didn’t really add to it, and would be fine without!
And no, it didn’t last long, not even long enough to take a proper photo!
Quick & Easy Banoffee Pie
Cream, Bananas, Caramel, so yummy!
– 1 premade sweet pastry case
– 1 tin of Carnation Caramel
– 1-2 Bananas
– Double Cream
– Chocolate (optional)
- Pour the pre-made caramel into the pastry case
- Put in the fridge to set for up to 30 mins
- Once set, slice the banana(s) and place on top of the caramel in a circular pattern
- Whip the double cream (up to you how much!) and spoon on top of the bananas
- Optional, grate / shave chocolate on top (i used chocolate chips, but grating it gives a softer texture)
- Serve straightaway!
- If not serving straightaway, place back into the fridge until serving.
- Can serve 4-6 depending on portion size