irish banoffee pie - caramel and banana pie

★★★★☆ 23 Reviews
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By Nor Mac
from The Berkshire’s, MA

This is a traditional popular pie in Ireland and England. The pie is full of caramel, bananas, coffee-flavored whipped cream, and shaved chocolate. It is delicious. What a great dessert for St. Patrick's Day or any special day of the year. It is a fairly easy pie to make. Enjoy :-)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This rich and decadent Banoffee pie is topped with the most wonderful coffee-flavored whipped cream. With a beautiful presentation, this would be delicious for a special occasion but it's an easy pie that can be whipped up at any time. The base is a buttery graham cracker crust that's filled with rich caramel and bananas. The topping is a firm whipped cream made richer with cream cheese and has a slight coffee flavor. Decorate this Banoffee pie for St. Patrick's Day or leave it plain (it's impressive either way). Don't be intimidated by the steps ... it is not hard to make.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 23 Reviews
serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For irish banoffee pie - caramel and banana pie

  • PIE CRUST HOMEMADE (OR BUY A PREMADE DEEP DISH GRAHAM CRUST)
  • 1 1/2 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 stick
    butter, melted (1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 c
    sugar
  • OPTIONAL CHOCOLATE CRUST
  • 1 1/2 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/4 c
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • CARAMEL
  • 1 can
    condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar packed
  • 6 1/4 Tbsp
    butter
  • TOPPINGS
  • 7
    bananas not over ripened, do not want them mushy.
  • 2-4 Tbsp
    lemon juice to prevent bananas from browning
  • WHIPPED CREAM
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese
  • 2 c
    whipping cream
  • 1/4 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    brewed extra strong coffee (you can use double strength instant mixed with water. Then remove 3 Tbsp for whipped cream.)
  • 1
    large chocolate bar (I used Ghiraradelli chocolate toffee bar)

How To Make irish banoffee pie - caramel and banana pie

  • Mixing together graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar.
    1
    Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Make crust. Combine cracker crumbs with sugar. Add melted butter. And cocoa if making a chocolate crust.
  • Pressing crumbs into a springform pan and baking crust.
    2
    Combine well. Press into a 9-inch springform pan bottom going up halfway up sides of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
  • Brown sugar dissolving in melted butter in a saucepan.
    3
    Make caramel - melt butter in a saucepan. Add brown sugar. Cook on high heat. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Make sure sugar dissolves.
  • Pouring condensed milk into the saucepan with butter/sugar.
    4
    Add the condensed milk and combine well. Bring to a boil. Set timer for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Boil on high heat stirring constantly. The mixture should get thickened. If not thickened, cook a little longer.
  • Half the caramel poured into the crust.
    5
    Pour half of the caramel on to the bottom of the crust you made.
  • Sliced bananas coated in lemon placed on top of the caramel.
    6
    Slice 3 bananas and toss with a little lemon juice. Place slices in caramel.
  • The remaining caramel poured on top of the bananas.
    7
    Pour the rest of the caramel on top.
  • Remaining bananas layered on top of the caramel.
    8
    Now slice 3 more bananas and toss with lemon juice. Place in top of the caramel. Refrigerate until caramel sets.
  • Pouring cream into whipped cream cheese.
    9
    Make cream topping - Beat the cream cheese until whipped. Add in the whipping cream with confectioners' sugar and coffee.
  • Beat until stiff peaks form.
    10
    Beat until soft peaks.
  • Folding in sliced bananas.
    11
    Fold in 1 sliced banana.
  • Cream spread on top of the pie.
    12
    Top pie with cream.
  • Decorated Banoffee pie with chocolate shavings.
    13
    Shave the chocolate bar on top. Add walnuts on top if desired. Decorate how you wish.
  • Inside layers of an Irish Banoffee Pie.
    14
    Ready to serve. Keep refrigerated.
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