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The Best Banoffee Pie (+Video)

This Easy No-Bake Banoffee Pie recipe has a creamy toffee filling, topped with bananas and whipped cream in a graham cracker crust.

ENGLISH BANOFFEE PIE RECIPE

Banoffee Pie is one of those desserts I think of when I think of England. This recipe was given to me by my neighbor, Barbara, when we first moved there. So, I learned an authentic recipe from an expert! It has a neat little trick to make a deliciously thick toffee filling!

Easy No-Bake Banana Toffee Pie, slice on a plate with a small bite removed.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What does the word ‘Banoffee’ mean?

The name Banoffee is just a combination of the words, banana and toffee.

Won’t the can explode while boiling?

No it won’t. Check the can for any puncture marks before boiling. You want to (gently) boil the can continuously for 3 hours and you must make sure that water is covering the can the whole time. So, if you see the water getting low, add more water to the pot to keep the can submerged.

Can I put the sweetened condensed milk in a crock pot instead?

Absolutely! Place can in a crock pot (a smaller crock pot works great but any size will do). Cover can with hot tap water in the slow cooker until the water is two inches above the top of the can (you can lay the can on its side. Set slow cooker for 8 hours on low. Remove can from crock pot using tongs. Allow the can to cool completely before opening. You can put the can into some cold water to speed up the process.

Can I substitute Cool Whip for the whipped cream?

Absolutely. Whatever you prefer here.

Could I just buy a can of dulce de leche?

Yes you could. I prefer the thickness that sweetened condensed milk creates. The canned dulce de leche is slightly more runny but it can absolutely be used as a substitute. Canned dulce de leche can usually be found in the Hispanic food aisle of your grocery store.

How do I store leftovers?

Leftovers can be stored (covered) in the refrigerator for 2 days. I don’t recommend freezing.

A slice of banoffee pie with chocolate sprinkles and sliced bananas on top shown on a small round white plate.

INGREDIENTS FOR BANOFFEE PIE: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • sweetened condensed milk
  • graham cracker pie crust
  • heavy whipping cream
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • bananas
  • chocolate shavings or sprinkles
graham cracker crust, sweetened condensed milk, bananas, heavy cream, vanilla extract, powdered sugar.

HOW TO MAKE BANOFFEE PIE:

To make toffee: In a large, covered pot, boil can of unopened sweetened condensed milk (with wrapper removed) for 4 hours (yep, you read that right – 4 hours). The can must be completely submerged in water the entire time. Allow the can to cool completely before use.

For the whipped cream: In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, whisk heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla together until stiff peaks form.

homemade whipped cream using heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract.

To assemble: Once can of sweetened condensed milk (now toffee) has cooled, spread the toffee filling into the graham cracker crust. Slice bananas and layer on top of the filling.

dulce de leche (toffee filling) in graham cracker crust.

Spread whipped cream on top of bananas and sprinkle with chocolate shavings or chocolate sprinkles.

fresh whipped cream on banoffee pie.

Cook’s note: This is a pretty rich dessert so serve in relatively small slices. Also, I’ve been told that the cans of Dulce De Leche make a good substitute for boiling cans of sweetened condensed milk. COOL WHIP can be substituted for the homemade whipped cream.

slice, Banoffee Pie with chocolate sprinkles and sliced bananas on a mall round white plate.

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The Best Banoffee Pie (+Video)

This Easy No-Bake Banoffee Pie recipe has a creamy toffee filling, topped with bananas and whipped cream in a graham cracker crust.
4.97 from 28 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Boiling: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

To make toffee filling:

  • In a large, covered pot, boil can of unopened (with wrapper removed) sweetened condensed milk for 4 hours (yep, you read that right – 4 hours).
  • The can must be completely submerged in water the entire time.
  • Allow the can to cool completely before use.

For the whipped cream topping:

  • In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, whisk heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla together until stiff peaks form. 

To assemble:

  • Once can of sweetened condensed milk can (toffee) has cooled, spread the toffee filling into the graham cracker crust.
  • Slice bananas and layer on top of the filling.
  • Spread whipped cream on top of bananas and sprinkle with chocolate shavings or chocolate sprinkles. Keep pie refrigerated.

Video

Notes

  • This is a pretty rich dessert so serve in relatively small slices
  • COOL WHIP can be substituted for instead of the homemade whipped cream. 
  • Sweetened condensed milk can be cooked in a slow cooker if you don’t want to do it on the stovetop. Place can in a crock pot (a smaller crock pot works great but any size will do). Cover can with hot tap water in the slow cooker until the water is two inches above the top of the can (you can lay the can on its side. Set slow cooker for 8 hours on low. Remove can from crock pot using tongs. Allow the can to cool completely before opening. You can put the can into some cold water to speed up the process. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Originally published: April 2011
Republished: February 2022

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33 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Hi!
    I’m brazillian and toffee (aka Dulce de Leche(spanish) or Doce de Leite (portuguese)) is really common here. I would like to give you a tip about it.
    We, brazillians, are used to cook it in the pressure cooker. To reach that color we cook the can for about 40min, counting after the cooker starts to make noise! So handy! The can must be submerged, too. However, after both cooking and cool process, toffee will become solid. So, if you want something more creamy, just mix it with heavy cream if you wish.
    Give it a try and save a lot of time!

    1. Hi Dessanna – thank you so much for commenting! That is a great tip! When I first shared this recipe, everyone was worried about the can exploding – ha! They just aren’t used to cooking things that way. I am so glad you mentioned cooking it in a cooker. Great tip!

  2. there is now a can of this toffee already made in the Mexican food isle of my store…would make this recipe go so much faster! look forward to trying it…many years ago a friend made something similar that was out of this world!

  3. 5 stars
    I bet you find it difficult getting hold of some US products in the UK. My only trip to the US was over 20 years ago; I would love to go again. I would love to spend an hour in one of your supermarkets just browsing; sad, I know. I love the look of your minestrone soup, by the way. Kind regards.

  4. 5 stars
    You can cook the sweetened condensed milk in the crock pot for 8 hours and then remove and let cool. I gave it a try just to see if it would work and it did – yay!!