Easy Banoffee Pie


  • 1 ready-made graham cracker pie crust (or make your own crust for a pie about 25cm across)
  • 1 (400 ml) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 bananas
  • 300 ml cream
  • hot chocolate powder or cocoa, for dusting


1 _ Place the UNopened can of condensed milk (don't open the can!) in a saucepan and cover with water.

2 _ Bring the water to the boil then reduce slightly and let the can boil covered for 2 1/2 or 3 hours (if you're patient enough to wait for 3 hours it is better).

3 _ IMPORTANT- Don't ever let the saucepan boil dry.

4 _ Keep checking up on it and adding water if necessary.

5 _ Remove the can and wait a few minutes before opening it very carefully in the sink.

6 _ The condensed milk will look like creamy brown caramel.

7 _ Stir the caramel in the can with a fork to remove any lumps, then pour into your pie crust and let it cool, then refrigerate till cold.

8 _ Slice bananas thinly and lay them on top of the toffee filling.

9 _ Whip the cream and spread it over the bananas.

10 _ I usually just cover the bananas, but if you like more cream, spread it as thickly as you want.

11 _ Dust the cocoa or powdered drinking chocolate on top for effect, using a sieve.

12 _ Serve in thin slices with coffee.