Fudgy banoffee pie

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.63 / 5 (62 votes)

Prep time:
15 min, plus 2 hrs chilling
Cook time:
2 hrs

For a simply scrumptious pudding, popular with all the family, try Alan Ledgeway's version of a much-loved dessert


1. In a large pan of water, boil the unopened can of condensed milk for 2 hours, caramalising the contents of the tin. Take care not to let the water boil dry, topping up with boiling water as required.

2. Meanwhile, mix together the crushed digestives and melted butter. Line a 18cm flan tin or 6 small tartlet tins with foil. Spread the biscuit mixture evenly over the tin. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

3. Slice the bananas finely and layer over the biscuit base. Top the bananas with the caramelised condensed milk.

4. Whip the cream and spread over the caramel mixture.

5. Sprinkle the grated chocolate over the top of the cream. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 hours until serving.


  • 220g can condensed milk
  • 225 g digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 115 g butter, melted
  • 4 bananas
  • 300 ml whipping cream
  • grated chocolate

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I made this and it was yummy, we all loved it. I did boil the can for 2.5 hrs though cos most recipes say 3 hrs, also the price is double for a can of caramelized con milk so save time and money by boiling several at a time and just store the others Smile

lorbern2 lorbern2  Posted 01 Mar 2012 2:02 PM

DaniK83254 DaniK83254  Posted 20 Sep 2011 4:58 PM

LOL Emma - actually to save you the 2 hours you can buy it already done, should be right next to the cans of ordinary condensed milk. Did make me laugh that tho, I know the feeling, I've got a few similar stories of my own.

blulou blulou  Posted 30 Aug 2011 11:51 PM

Ignore my below post, I used evaporated milk instead of condensed milk. What a IDIOT!!

EmmaG4471 EmmaG4471 Posted 02 May 2011 10:26 PM

I followed the directions saying to boil a normal can of condensed milk for 2 hours....i'm not sure what the result is meant to be from doing this....basically it changed colour slightly by going a bit darker, but it didn't thicken at all or taste in any way like caramel. I carried on with the recipe anyway following the exact instructions and was left with a banoffee pie that was soaked through with wet condensed milk and it ruined the rest of the ingredients as it didn't thicken or taste nice. Next time I think I'll make toffee which is easier and quicker than standing over a pan of boiling water for 2 hours to make sure it doesn't boil dry - just mix the can of normal condensed milk with sugar and butter!!

EmmaG4471 EmmaG4471 Posted 02 May 2011 10:17 PM

Absolutely delicious and even quicker/easier if you use a ready made caramel or toffee sauce!

ElisahV30106 ElisahV30106 Posted 10 Jul 2009 10:49 AM

You can save time by buying condensed milk already caramelised. Found the base too thick, so could use less of it, or a bigger base. Otherwise delicious and guests loved it! Very sweet though!

bumble7 bumble7 Posted 16 Apr 2009 11:56 AM