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Banoffee Pie

By Sonya Hare
Banoffee Pie
10 servings
  • 56 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 20 mins
  • Cooking time 10 mins
  • Serves

    1 Packet Malt biscuits
    100g Tararua Butter (melted)

    ½ cup Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
    1 can Condensed Milk
    100g Tararua Butter
    1 tsp Vanilla Essence

    4 Bananas (sliced)
    300ml Cream (whipped)

    Energy Chocolate Bar


    For the Base: Crush the malt biscuits, melt Tararua Butter and mix together.
    Grease a springform cake tin and press the biscuit mixture into the tin and place in the freezer to set.

    I make my own caramel because my family like it a little chewy.
    In a saucepan add the Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar, Tararua Butter & vanilla essence.
    Melt down and bring to the boil, carefully add the condensed milk and boil (stir continuously) till it turns a deep golden brown (takes about 8 mins).

    Pour onto the chilled biscuit base and place in the fridge to cool.

    When the caramel has set, arrange the banana slices over the caramel and top with whipped cream.
    Use a knife to scrape down the chocolate bar to get chocolate shavings, sprinkle over the whipped cream, serve.


    This recipe has not been tested by Chelsea Sugar.

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Average Rating
(56 reviews)

I usually let set over night. It’s nicer the next day and I use the already made caramel “highlander can” instead of making the hard caramel everyone else is talking about. Yum and good for pot luck dinners

A really good staple dessert. Love this recipe. Super easy.
Add a little more butter for the base, but I normally always do anyway!

Super easy and delish!!

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This recipe is sooooo good. Perfect treat for the whole family and easy to make.

Great easy recipe but I think it needs a few tweaks as it can be far too sweet & the base crumbles if you follow the recipe to a T. Instead, I use 1/4 cup of brown sugar & a bit more butter for the biscuit base.

I absolutely love this recipe! It’s s so easy to make and it tastes amazing

This is a great recipe definitely cut down the sweetness with sugar and balance the ingredients as the caramel can be overpowering so heaps of cream and 2 layers of bananas. As for the toffee caramel, I learnt from our first try so I pulled it out a few hours befour we ate this softens the caramel and it was perfect. Thanks again for the recipe.

I made this recipe before reading reviews. So disappointed with result. The result was really hard caramel and horribly crumbly base. Throw this recipe away.

I wish I had read the other reviews before making this. It seemed too easy! However, I store bought carnation caramel. Next time I will try 2 tins though. The base was way too crumbly so 200g of butter but other than that it was delicious!

It was very very good

Terrible recipe

I should have read the reviews before I made this. I only came here afterwards to see if anyone else had horribly hard caramel. Luckily I used store-bought sweet shortcrust pastry for the base so I had no issue there. Lesson learned. Read the comments first!

Great recipe Chelsea, easy to follow and it turned out quite nice. I only left the caramel on for 5 1/2 mins as I read in the comments that other people's caramel went hard like toffee. Mine turned out a good consistency and set for me to be able to add the bananas without sinking in. I used griffins malt biscuits for the base and it was nice and firm after being in the fridge a couple of hours. This desert is a little on the sweet side, which it to be expected using condensed milk. So we cut smaller slices than usual.

Best thing about this recipe is the ingredients.. other than that, the caramel goes far to hard - literally used a knife to eat.. and the base didn't set or stick.
Wouldn't use again.

I make my own base but I follow the caramel recipe here and my family love it! Very easy and yummy caramel recipe

great recipe, very easy to make. little clean up

great recipe

Fantastic, will use this recipe again - I took it to a dinner party and everybody enjoyed it

The crust was way too crumbly sorry..

I love it but the caramel is a bit too sweet so i cut out a bit of the brown sugar.

My caramel tasted very grainy. What did I do wrong.
CHELSEA: Hi there, sorry to hear that! Grainy caramel can be a result of undercooking or overcooking the caramel, or sugar crystallisation. For the latter, brushing the sides of the pot with a wet pastry brush during cooking can help to prevent this.

Of all the recipes I chose this one because it came from Chelsea, a trusted brand. Broke my own rule that you dont try a new recipe on guests but how hard could it be? Just a simple banoffie pie? It was awful, the caramel set like toffee inspite of my cooking it for only 5 minutes and the base was very crumbly. Lucky my guests were old chums and they didnt care. I later reread the recipe and noticed Chelsea have written that they haven't actually tested this recipe!

Loved it! I used Nice biscuits for the base.

Uh the caramel turned into toffee OMG it nearly broke my teeth off and I think I may have accidentally put Too little butter but the crumbs fell into pieces not a recommended recipe for you kids

I used Crispie biscuits as the base. The family loved it. Better the second day rather than the day I made it. The flavours had blended and the caramel had gone gooey instead of firm. Will make many times again in the future but always the day prior to serving.

This recipe was divine - base was crumbly however easily fixed, caramel was a nice marginally chewy texture - plus it tasted good regardless.

Not a big fan. I think the method needs more instructions - it's just too vague. Needs to be measured instructions. Due to that I think results will be too skewed and varied. Found the caramel too sweet and too much.

Family favorite. This is the best recipe ever takes a little longer than others but well worth it. Everyone in my family requests this pie on their birthday. Thanks for sharing it.

Simple..Quick..Easy..and Deliciously Delectable!!!

So yummy and easy!!

Gathering ideas for our Christmas lunch. Needed something quick and yummy and this recipe fits the bill.

Sounds lovely will give it ago. Thanks

I would suggest adding a bit of water after your caramel has incorporated together. Use a whisk to incorporate a tablespoon of water at a time until the caramel is thick and runny like honey.

The recipe is very easy to follow. All ingredients are easy to stock up on in pantry as you can use them in a number of other recipes.

I really like this recipe! I served it to my friends at a dinner and they thought it was incredible! Keep up the good work people!

I loved this receipe, I just changed he malt biscuits to gingernuts and it was perfect. Thanks

This recipe is honestly so seductive it's easy yet so good on many perspectives. It's the chocolate mudcake of the 90s in the year 2016. Thanks.

its a bangin dish sonya. well done mate

it tasted great now i bake every thing on this thanks for be alive

im smiling more then before

love jelena

I made this last night (first time ever making a banoffee) It turned out DELISH! Best served refrigerated for a few hours before eating. Yummmmmmm soooo wanna make it again tonight!


Didn't enjoy this...the base was crumbly and the caramel was waaaay too chewy - it ruined the other ingredients.

This taste bad

This recipe was good however I found the banana skins a bit tough. I suggest people boil the bananas before slicing to soften them up ( make sure you pierce the bananas with a fork to prevent bursting). Other than that a great recipe.

This was the worst Banoffee pie I have ever made and I have been making them for 40 years Never again. The toffee Base was not just chewy, but hard like sweet toffees. The base crumbly. Left my recipe at home unfortunately.

Thanks for information share, this is best recommend.

I get asked to make this all the time. Thanks Chelsea....I think :-)

Amazing!! Love banoffee pie and this is by far the best I've come across! Everyone raves over it! Mmm

I loved it

Loved the recipe used this for a work bake sale pies all sold within minutes and everyone loved them. Simple easy reciepe, left the base in fridge over night before topping of and serving the next day.

Amazing recipe that is straightforward and no fuss! When I make it, the caramel only needs to boil for about 3-4 minutes on the stove. This always goes down a treat with family and friends and I feel like a cheat when they compliment me because of how easy it is!

The instructions for the cameral are incorrect - 8 minutes is too long as the caramel starts to split after 4.

This is a stunning banoffee pie. All my family and friends can't get enough. Best one I've tried for sure!! The caramel is soooo nice and chewy.


CHELSEA: thanks for your feedback - we are working on a resolution for this. We have found that the recipe prints ok if you use internet explorer as your browser, or if you save the recipe to your online recipe book (you must be logged in as a baking club member for this) and print your selected pages from the recipe book.

Base was crumbly and the caramel VERY rich you definitely can't have a lot of this.

Not a fan, its just didn't work. the base was soft, and the caramel was to hard and chewy. Also the heat needs to be on medium to not burn the caramel.

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Wonderful recipe.

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