Dead Easy Banoffee Pie

Dead Easy Banoffee Pie



I was a pretty fussy eater for most of my life. When I was 9, I had been coerced into attending a dinner with my grandparents at a friend’s house, and after being faced with the hefty, impossible challenge of forcing a lumpy potato soup down my throat all promise that the night had held was slowly evaporating. It wasn’t until I was met with the prospect of dessert that I could finally see light at the end of the tunnel.

This was the moment I was introduced to the dessert of all desserts, the ‘big daddy’ of all pies, and my ever-reigning favourite – Banoffee Pie. Here is my self-proclaimed “faultless” recipe, because I am so, so kind.


300g oat biscuits (I used Hobnobs, although you can use any you prefer)

60g melted butter

400g tin of Carnation Caramel

3 large bananas, sliced

350ml double cream (or whipping cream, double cream allows for stiffer peaks)

1 tbsp. icing sugar

100g dark chocolate


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan assisted/356°F.
  • Crush the biscuits in a food processor and combine with the butter (alternatively, the biscuits can be crushed with a rolling pin).
  • Press the biscuit mixture evenly into the 24cm tart tin.
  • Place the tin on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly toasted and set.
  • Leave to cool inside of the tin.
  • Spread the caramel over the biscuit base and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Arrange the sliced banana over the caramel.
  • Whip the cream and sugar together to form soft peaks and spread on top of the bananas; ensure not to over-whip the cream as it will turn clumpy and stiff.
  • Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or in the bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
  • Drizzle over the Banoffee pie and leave to set in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Stick your face in it.


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