Saturday, June 27, 2009

#150_Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie is a British dessert
made of bananas, cream and toffee or dulce de leche.

This recipe is from Curtis Stone, a chef from Australia,
who made this dessert
at the Kathie Lee and Hoda Show, click here.
When I made it for Father's Day, click here,
the whipped cream tasted like it needed some sugar,
so I added 1/2 a cup in this recipe.

9 ounces graham crackers
1 stick butter, melted

Toffee sauce

1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons water
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter


1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
5 small bananas (about 1 1/2 pounds total)

To make the crust:

1) Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper.

2) Blend the graham crackers in a food processor until they are finely ground.

3) Pour the melted butter over the crumbs and process to blend well. The crumbs should stick together when pressed.

4) Press the crumb mixture over the bottom and 1½ inches up the sides of the springform pan. Refrigerate.

To make the toffee sauce:

1) Place a medium-heavy saucepan over medium heat.

2) Combine the sugar and 3 tablespoons of water in the saucepan.

3) Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and boil without stirring until the color is deep amber, occasionally swirling the pan and brushing down the sides with a pastry brush dipped into water, about 5 minutes.

4) Stir in the condensed milk and butter. Continue stirring for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly.

5) Remove the toffee sauce from the heat and spread 1 cup of the sauce over the prepared crust and refrigerate for about 1 hour or until the caramel is semi-firm.

6) Keep the remaining caramel sauce at room temperature.

Pie Filling:

Using an electric mixer, beat the cream in a large bowl until frothy; add sugar gradually and continue to whip until thick and very soft billowy peaks form.

Very thinly slice 3 of the bananas into discs. Fold the sliced bananas into the softly whipped cream and spoon into the prepared pie crust.

Slice the remaining bananas and arrange them decoratively over the pie.

Rewarm the remaining toffee sauce gently over low heat.

Drizzle some of the sauce decoratively over the pie. If the sauce has thickened too much to drizzle, stir a few tablespoons of milk into the sauce to create a thinner consistency.

Cut the pie into wedges and transfer to plates.

Drizzle each pie wedge with more sauce and serve.

1 comment:

  1. If only I know how to bake... :P

    I so love the Banoffee Pie from Banapple..

    it's uber good.