Banoffee Pie is a rich and decadent no-bake dessert made with a buttery shortbread crust, bananas, and a homemade toffee sauce filling, topped with whipped cream. It is a delicious and indulgent dessert that combines sweet, creamy, and subtle banana for a perfect balance of tastes and textures! If this is your kind of dessert, you will also love Banana Cream Pie!
What is Banoffee Pie?
A Banoffee pie is a combination of a banana and toffee pie or a banana toffee pie. It is believed to have been created by a British pub owner in the 1970s. The head chef put together a dessert with caramel, boiled sweetened condensed milk, and bananas, all in a flaky pie crust. Now, there are many variations to the popular dessert, including this recipe. I used a shortbread crust, a toffee filling, bananas, and whipped cream. It’s one of the easiest, yet most delightful desserts you can make!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Crust: When making the shortbread crust, be sure all of the crumbs are coated in butter. This is the ‘glue’ that holds the cookie crumbs together. Have a few extra crumbs on hand to sprinkle over the top, too! You could also make this pie with a graham cracker crust.
Toffee Sauce: The toffee filling is easy to mix together, made with a can of sweetened condensed milk, unsalted butter, and brown sugar. We also tested the recipe with a can of dulce de leche. It tasted okay, but it did not set up as well as we would have liked. However, the pie was still delicious!
Bananas: Slice three bananas into rounds for the pie.
Whipped Cream: I prefer homemade whipped cream for this recipe. However, you could certainly use store-bought like cool whip.
Can I Make Banoffee Pie Without a Springform Pan?
Yes! If you don’t have a springform pan, you could certainly use an 8 or 9-inch square baking dish. Or, for a fun presentation, set up the pie into small ramekins or dessert cups for individual banoffee pies. Any way you serve it, your guests will love it!
How to Store Banoffee Pie
Store Banoffee pie in the refrigerator, covered. It will last up to 3-4 days. I do not recommend freezing this pie.
Creamy No Bake Desserts
- 3 medium bananas, sliced into rounds, divided
- 2 cups shortbread crumbs
- 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- ¼ cup (½ stick / 57 g) unsalted butter
- ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup (238 g) heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- Spray an 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a bowl, combine shortbread crumbs and melted butter with a fork. Press the crust into the bottom of and halfway up the sides of the prepared springform pan. Set aside as you make the filling.
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and brown sugar, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add the sweetened condensed milk. Increase the temperature to medium-low, bringing the mixture to a low simmer. Stir continuously for 16-18 minutes, or until the mixture thickens and turns a golden caramel color.
- Remove from heat and set aside as you make the whipped cream.
- In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form (about 1 ½ minutes). Beat in confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form.
- Layer half of the banana rounds over the crust.
- Pour the toffee sauce over the bananas. Add the remaining bananas.
- Top with whipped cream.
- Transfer the pie to the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour, up to overnight.
- Serve chilled, sprinkled with extra shortbread crumbs.
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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:
Testing this recipe was so fun because I love all of the flavor combinations. The final result was the perfect blend of bananas, sweet toffee, whipped topping, and a buttery shortbread crust. You really can't go wrong with this one!
We finally nailed this recipe by making our own toffee filling to fill the crust. The flavor profiles of the bananas, shortbread crust, and toffee filling all stood out and held their own! And, of course, everything is better with whipped cream!
This has a wide range of flavors and textures, and I can taste them all in every bite. They all gave each other compliments. There are different elements including sweetness, creaminess, chewiness, crunchiness, softness, and lightness in just one recipe! It had such a great taste from everything coming together.
The first version was a little too chewy for me but still had great flavor. BUT, the second version was creamy, and all the flavors complemented each other! I loved this dessert!!
The balance of the bananas, whipped cream and toffee filling are just divine. Typically this has a graham cracker crust, but the shortbread crust instead just levels this up and makes it extra special!
Had this the 3 years we were in the UK and it was my favorite dessert, and the recipe used treacle…So delicious!!!
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Can you use brown sugar instead of white?
Thus sounds totally delicious!
I can’t wait to bake it and serve it to my family.
The first time I made this the butter separated. The second time it came to a boil for a minute and I removed it however it is not where near the same colo as the picture. Do you have any suggestions? Could you add the level of heat needed for the 3 step?
I work with iambaker and am happy to help out with questions! Hi, Norman! Butter naturally browns when it cooks, so you may get a different color each time. For the heat, start off at a low heat and when you move to the rapid boil step, go to a high heat. I hope that helps!
And here I am thinking that this was originally an American recipe!
It’s been a favourite here since I was young. My dad taught me as condensed milk was a regular in English pantry’s especially after the war.
Amazed it hasn’t gone over the pond long ago.
The Baniffe Pie sounds wonderful.
I will definitely try this recipe . I like that bothered is no baking.
Would you please send me a recipe to make the caramel sauce for this pie?
This recipe failed me twice. No browning of the “toffee” (looked exactly like the sweetened condensed milk), never thickened to the point of “spreading” it over the crust. I just poured it on. Very disappointing, and I’m known to be a GOOD cook and baker.