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Banoffee Pie is a no bake pie with dulce de leche caramel, bananas, and fresh whipped cream. Just a handful of ingredients and about 5 minutes and you have the most perfect no bake banana pie recipe – I know you’re going to love it.

pie layered with graham cracker crust and chocolate and bananas and whipped cream on a white plate.


Easy Banoffee Pie Recipe

Banoffee pie is originally a British dessert invented in 1971 in East Sussex. It was originally made with a from-scratch thick brown sugar caramel sauce, but it was based on an American pie recipe made with dulce de leche. Since its creation, this recipe has been made millions of times and we have merged it with its American inspiration – using dulce de leche to make the easiest ever no bake pie.

Unlike the traditional English dessert (which has digestive biscuits as the crust), my version has a graham cracker crust. It’s completely no bake and a great mix of textures – soft bananas and caramel, crunchy crust, and fluffy cream on top. This is the BEST Banoffee Pie recipe – it’s heaven in a pie plate with flavors of toffee and banana.

ingredients in the banoffee pie laid on the marble counter.

Ingredients Needed

  • Heavy Whipping Cream: No substitute since you’re making whipped cream with it.
  • Graham Cracker Crust: A cookie crust so similar to the original.
  • Dulce De Leche: This is a thick sweet caramel that’s made from slow cooking sweetened condensed milk.
  • Bananas: Ripe bananas are the best for this recipe – get them the ripeness you like to eat them. Just past green but without too many spots.
  • Dark Chocolate Shavings: Optional, but adds a nice touch on top!

Variations

  • You can really use any kind of crust for this recipe. Sometimes you’ll see a pastry pie crust being used, or traditionally it’s made with digestive biscuits (since they do not have graham crackers in the UK). You can swap digestive biscuits for the graham crackers easily in the crust.
  • Feel free to use a shortbread crust or even a peanut butter cookie crust or buy a crust from the store.

How to make Banoffee Pie

  • Make your whipped cream by whipping the heavy cream with sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  • Make your pie crust by crushing the crackers to fine crumbs and stirring with melted butter and sugar and pressing into a 9-inch pie plate.
  • Spread dulce de leche in the bottom of the pie crust. It’s easiest to do this with an offset spatula. If you love dulce de leche be sure to check out my other no bake pie made with it!
  • Layer evenly with banana slices.
  • Spread whipped cream over the top of the pie, making sure it covers all of the bananas and touches the crust, stopping air from getting into the pie. This will slow the browning of the bananas.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate shavings and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
pie layered with graham cracker crust and chocolate and bananas and whipped cream on a white plate.

Expert Tips

  • Cool whip is a great alternative if you don’t want to make whipped cream.
  • To make chocolate shavings, grate a bar of semi-sweet baking chocolate on the thickest side of a box grater.
  • If your dulce de leche is too thick and a tiny bit of milk and stir it to smooth it out, adding just enough additional milk to make it spreadable.
  • You can also use a tart pan with removable bottom.

Storage

Store this homemade banoffee pie recipe in the refrigerator for up to a day. I do not recommend making this too far ahead of time (same day is fine, but not any farther in advance). After about a day the bananas will brown, even if you’ve spread the whipped cream all the way to the edges. I do not recommend freezing this pie.

pie layered with graham cracker crust and chocolate and bananas and whipped cream in a clear pan.

Banoffee Pie Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Banoffee pie is the perfect mixture of graham cracker crust, dulce de leche, bananas, and a whipped topping. It is a lot, but it is delicious.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Serving Size 1 servings

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ¼ cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 graham cracker crust
  • 1 can dulce de leche
  • 3 ripe bananas. sliced
  • Chocolate shavings for topping optional
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Instructions

  • Beat heavy cream in a large bowl or stand mixer until stiff peaks form, adding the sugar and vanilla during mixing.
  • Spread dulce de leche in the bottom of the pie crust. Top evenly with banana slices.
  • Spread whipped cream over the top of the pie, making sure it covers all of the bananas and touches the crust, stopping air from getting into the pie. This will slow the browning of the bananas.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate shavings, if desired. Chill until ready to serve. Serve within 24 hours.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use a store bought crust or make it homemade using 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs, ¼ cup granulated sugar and 7 tablespoons melted unsalted butter.
  • Feel free to swap cool whip for the topping if you prefer.
  • To make chocolate shavings, take a chocolate bar (any kind, but baking chocolate works best) and grate it using a potato peeler. Sprinkle over the top of the pie.
  • Make sure your bananas are ripe to your liking, but not over ripe and spotted (like you’d use for baking – those are too soft).

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1servings | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 383IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on May 20, 2024



Dorothy Kern

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