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The Best English Dessert Pie

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: banoffee pie, dessert, english, english dessert pie, pie
Servings: 6 slices

Ingredients

Crust

  • 10 ounces English cookies crushed
  • 12 tablespoons butter melted
  • OR
  • 1 package graham crackers
  • 8 – 12 tablespoons butter melted

Toffee

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • cup brown sugar
  • 14 ounces can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Filling

  • 3 – 4  bananas cut in slices ½ to 1/3 inch thick

Topping

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Garnish

  • Chocolate shavings optional
  • Cocoa powder optional
  • Melted chocolate drizzle optional

Instructions

Crust

  • Preheat your oven to 375F.
  • In a food processor add 10 ounces of cookies and pulse until they are finely crushed.
  • Next add in 12 tablespoons butter. Pulse again until butter is completely mixed in. Grease the bottom of your baking pan, then add the cookie mixture. Pack to the bottom and sides.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until it begins to turn slightly golden. Remove and allow to cool to room temperature.

Toffee

  • In saucepan over medium – low heat, add 6 tablespoons of butter and allow to melt. Add 2/3 cup brown sugar and mix well. Pour in 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk and bring to a boil stiring constantly.
  • Boil for 5 to 10 minutes, or until it becomes thick. 
  • Once thick, mix 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Remove from heat and pour into prepared crust.
  • Allow the toffee in the crust to cool for 1 hour in the fridge. 

Filling

  • Cut three to four bananas into slices. Your slices should be 1/3 to ½ inches in thick. Place your slices of banana on the toffee. 

Topping

  • Pour 2 cups of heavy cream into your mixing bowl, and beat cream on high until stiff peaks begin to form.
  • Add in 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder (this is optional). Also add in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. Mix for a few seconds on high, just until everything is completely dissolved.
  • Spread the whipped cream out so that it evenly covers the top of the pie. 

Garnish

  • If you desire to add a flair to your pie you can sprinkle chocolate shavings on top of the whipped cream.
  • You could also sprinkle the top with cocoa powder.
  • Another idea is to melt chocolate and drizzle accross the top of your pie. Whatever you prefer will be great!
  • Store in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Serve and enjoy!