Best easy banoffee pie recipe
And here he goes and he wrote it all by himself:
“Hello there. I’m the husband! I’m the one who gets the pleasure of reading each and every post and edit my foreign wife’s English. Honestly, her grammar is really good considering it’s her second language. Most of the things my wife says about me are true, I never want to give in to all her considerations until after a project is over, and Julia is almost always right and things look beautiful. As you’ve noticed. So, while my wife keeps busy doing A LOT of design related projects, I spend many of my days in an office space or now that spring is coming around, i’d rather be digging in the dirt or in the kitchen.
I love baking and I especially prefer to bake pies. There is something about the crust! Over the years we’ve acquired many cook books, I’ve perused many dessert recipes looking for different pies or pastries to make. One day, I found a particular pie recipe in Martha Day’s 1000 recipes cookbook. The pie is called Boston Banoffee Pie. Growing up I always loved Skor candy bars which are toffee filled chocolate bars. This pie was described as creamy, toffee-style filling which caught my eye knowing I like toffee flavor. Little did I know, it would be such a fan favorite. And if you are wondering about the name banoffee, well the name comes from the main ingredients: banana and toffee! And this version is specifically called Boston Banoffee Pie.
Ingredients for Boston Banoffee Pie
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup butter
1/4 cup caster sugar
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup light brown sugar
2 TBSP golden syrup
sliced bananas for the top (optional)
whipped cream (optional)
slivered chocolate on top (optional)
I’m mentioning the last three ingredients as optional because we love the pie without any toppings but if you go inline with the pie’s name banoffee, well then you definitely need the banana on top.
The ingredients seemed simple enough even though the main ingredient, sweetened condensed milk, I’ve never baked with. And the crust was not your typical pastry crust. After the first time I made it, my family LOVED it, they crave it, and if I made the pie every day, they’d eat it every day. So, this is how you make it, it’s really quite simple for even the worst bakers out there with simple ingredients. However, the outcome tastes incredible!
First the crust, preheat the oven to 325 degrees. If you have caster sugar, use caster sugar, it is a fine grained sugar, though most pantries don’t have this. So mix together 1 1/4 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of room temperature butter and 1/4 cup of regular or caster sugar. Squeeze the mixture together with your hands until it forms a ball of dough. Press the dough firmly into the base of an 8 inch pie pan. Bake just the crust in the oven for 25-30 minutes until it starts to turn light brown.
While the dough is in the oven, you slow cook the rest of the ingredients in a medium stick free saucepan. Make sure you choose one that doesn’t stick. Mix the sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, and syrup over medium heat and stir almost continuously. Bring it to a gentle boil which take upwards of 10 minutes to get it to a gentle boil and cook at a gentle boil for approximately 7 minutes, stirring continuously. If you don’t stir continuously, it will burn on the bottom. I use a rubber spatula to stir it, it seems to work the best. It will turn a light caramel color and smell wonderful at this stage. After 7 minutes you can remove it from heat.
When the crust is done baking, you simply pour the ingredients which just finished boiling gently into the pie crust and refrigerate. If the pie has time to refrigerate overnight, the pie tastes better.
This recipe was published in May 2013 and updated in May 2018.
Easy Banoffee Pie Recipe
This easy banoffee pie recipe has the yummiest thick, creamy, toffee-style filling and texture that you just want to sink your teeth in but the filling isn't the only good thing because the pie crust could be a dessert on it's own.
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 cup butter
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 2/3 cups light brown sugar
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 2 bananas optional
- grated chocolate of any kind optional
- whipped cream optional
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
Mix together 1 1/4 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of room temperature butter and 1/4 cup of regular or caster sugar. Squeeze the mixture together with your hands until it forms a ball of dough
Press the dough firmly into the base of an 8 inch pie pan
Bake just the crust in the oven for 25-30 minutes until it starts to turn light brown.
While the dough is in the oven, mix the sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, and syrup over medium heat and stir continuously.
Bring it to a gentle boil which takes upwards of 10 minutes to get it to a gentle boil and cook at a gentle boil for approximately 7 minutes, stirring continuously. If you don’t stir continuously with heat resistant rubber cooking spatula, it will burn on the bottom. It will turn a light caramel color and smell wonderful at this stage. After 7 minutes you can remove it from heat.
When the crust is done baking, you simply pour the ingredients which just finished boiling gently into the pie crust. Let the pie cool off in the refrigerator.
- The pie tastes so yummy on it's own but you can garnish it with the fresh banana slices, grated chocolate and whipped cream.
- It is best to let the pie cool off over night in the refrigerator but we have already eaten it warm because we couldn't wait.
This pie tastes great as is, but can be served with sliced bananas, slivered chocolate, and whipped cream. Always a fan favorite!
So now you also met my hubby. And trust me when I say that you really have to try out this pie. It’s so good. I’ve posted it on Instagram before when he bakes it. It’s become an entire family obsession!
(I loved the sentence: “Julia is almost always right” LOL and no I didn’t edit that in there after he was done 🙂
Let me know if you do and what you think if you try it, ok?
Tschüß and have a great weekend,