Grown-up banoffee pie

Grown-up banoffee pie

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Prep: 1 hr Cook: 50 mins plus chilling

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Serves 10
Lace this classic banana and toffee pie with a little dark rum. Top with whipped cream and chocolate

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal830
  • fat58g
  • saturates31g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars36g
  • fibre5g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 550g ready-made sweet shortcrust pastry
  • flour, for dusting



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

For the banana layer

  • 4 large eating-ripe bananas, peeled and halved lengthways, then half cut into 3-4 shorter chunks



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  • 1 tbsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 397g can caramel, reserving 2 tbsp for the chocolate layer



    This is white, granulated sugar melted until it browns, after which it sets clear and hard when…

For the chocolate layer

  • 300g dark chocolate
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  • 300ml pot double cream
  • 2 tbsp caramel



    This is white, granulated sugar melted until it browns, after which it sets clear and hard when…

  • 3 tbsp dark rum
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar

To serve

  • 200ml pot double cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • a little cocoa, for dusting
  • crème fraîche (optional)


  1. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface until big enough to line a deep, round 20-22cm tart tin. Chill for 30 mins.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line the pastry with baking parchment, fill with baking beans, and bake for 15 mins until the sides are firm and turning golden. Remove the beans and parchment, and cook for another 15 mins until browned.

  3. Meanwhile, fry the bananas, butter and sugar in a wide frying pan until golden and caramelised. In a saucepan, bubble the caramel for 5 mins until slightly thickened.

  4. Melt 25g of the chocolate, brush over the base of the tart case and set aside to harden. Once the bananas are cool, and the chocolate has set, arrange the bananas over the base. Top with the caramel, then chill while you make the topping.

  5. Put the remaining chocolate, the cream, 2 tbsp caramel, the rum and sugar in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and melt until smooth and combined. Pour the mix over the bananas, then chill for at least 4 hrs.

  6. To serve, remove the tart from the tin. Whip 200ml of double cream with the icing sugar until it is just holding its shape. Pipe swirls of cream around the edge of the tart, then dust with cocoa. Slice, and serve with a little crème fraîche, if you like.

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19th Oct, 2018
I found it scrumptious and it worked perfectly for me, maybe just got lucky:-)
9th Feb, 2016
I loved this, it was a challenge, but with everyone's helpful comments, it helped me a lot. I still made mistakes, but not bad ones. The taste is better than I expected. I will make it again.
15th Sep, 2014
Really struggled with this one. I had far too much filling for the size of the tin. I think it would have been better made in a cake tin as there was about 1" of just the chocolate layer never mind the banana and caramel. I wondered if the recipe was wrong and was supposed to have a lot less cream in the chocolate to make it a bit thicker to pour on and so there was less of it. It tasted nice but I wouldn't make it again.
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20th Aug, 2014
Very tasty, but don't make ths if you're expecting a traditional type of pie. There is a LOT of chocolate on this so it's more like a chocolate pie. It needs a bigger size pie dish in my opinion. I used a 23cm one and ran out of room.
19th Mar, 2014
Looks amazing but did a double take at the calorie content!
8th Mar, 2014
This tasted great but the caramel was a little runny when the pie was cut so maybe I need to bubble the caramel for longer next time.
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30th Oct, 2016
Think American cheesecake when selecting a tin, I had run out of space after the caramel and banana
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