My Sweet Sinful Serenity… Banoffee!

Sugar High. I should start by saying I am not a big fan of cakes and pies. Like any other foodie when it comes to pastries and cakes I used to just eat those chocolate icings and confectionaries, indulge on those colorful glaze & frostings and leave the BORING spongy part of the cake for someone else to finish, haha, but my taste buds were so used to sweets and sugar-heavy diet, so I didn’t mind – at least back then.

An Apetite for D. For someone who grew up in a household where desserts were never an after-thought, that sweet, final touch to every meal was something we were guaranteed to get, no matter what the occasion – or lack thereof. To my family dessert  is something you don’t dare question, you devour in it, enjoy it and most of all you’d better not forget about it. Nope, doesn’t really have to be cakes, we’re talking just about anything with sugar on. Only this time I’m zooming in to my new subject of affection………… BANOFFEE PIE!

My Sweet Tooth. Thing is, I’m not sure if I’m just being biased about this particular pie. Could be that a special memory has just been associated with the first time I ever ate one. I remember I was topping it off with a slice of banoffee cake while settled relaxing in my pad… with someone I care a great deal for. Clearly adding to it some nice music and a casual conversation of just about anything and VOILA! automatically a sweet, romantic occasion….. {Sigh} banoffee mem’ry. My fascination could be overated but hey, you be the judge.

Goin Banoffee! It’s a must try, really. Below is the recipe, for those who wish to try to impress someone it’s pretty simple to make, or you may opt to just take your significant other and try indulging at it at BANAPPLE Branches in Katipunan or Il Terrazzo Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Have tried Starbucks, Red Ribbon, Charlie’s Burger, but BANAPPLE tops my list. Every time I return to their branch in Tomas Morato, Banoffee pie is often down to its last piece. It’s their most popular creation. It is seriously fresh and delicious. The morning is your best chance to snag one! Banoffee is such a sweet treat. If i were you find out how BANAPPLE take their cakes seriously.

Make or Bake. This pie is so easy to make. Although the preparation time is quite long, most of that time involves the condensed milk caramelising in the pan without your supervision. Others use the microwave, but I heard it’s a little risky. Caramelising will define the success of your banoffee, there are other ways to caramelize though, you can try googling it. Hope you have fun and enjoy your banoffee!


  • 1 ready-made graham cracker pie crust you can buy from the grocery store(or make your own crust from graham biscuit)
  • 1 (400 ml) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 bananas  (you can buy from Seven Eleven)
  • 300 ml all purpose cream/ whipped cream
  • hot chocolate powder or cocoa for dusting or hersheys chocolate syrup

Here’s How:

  1. Place the unopened can of condensed milk (don’t open the can!) in a saucepan and cover with water.
  2. Bring the water to the boil then reduce slightly and let the can boil covered for 2 1/2 or 3 hours (if you’re patient enough to wait for 3 hours it is better).
  3. IMPORTANT- Don’t ever let the saucepan boil dry.
  4. Keep checking up on it and adding water if necessary.
  5. Remove the can and wait a few minutes before opening it very carefully in the sink.
  6. The condensed milk will look like creamy brown caramel.
  7. Stir the caramel in the can with a fork to remove any lumps, then pour into your pie crust and let it cool, then refrigerate till cold.
  8. Slice bananas thinly and lay them on top of the filling.
  9. Whip the cream and spread it over the bananas.
  10. I usually just cover the bananas, but if you like more cream, spread it as thickly as you want.
  11. Dust the cocoa or powdered drinking chocolate on top for effect. You can be creative and even spell names using Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup.

Happy Eating!

39 Responses

  1. Interesting article you have here and interesting recipe. Makes me want to try it myself. I probably will this coming weekend. Thanks!

    1. awww… it’s okay. there’s a lot of ‘kid thing’ goin on in it (u kno like whipped cream, caramel, graham) i’m sure your son would love it..i hope you get to try it somehow who knows you might get a change of heart 🙂

    1. well, in that case @tina, ‘banana only’ is not that bad at all, it’s in fact one of the healthiest fruit, I am also trying to limit my sugar intake, but I try to have a cheat day every once in a while.

    1. yup yup, what’s good about making it yourself, instead of buying from the nearest cakeshop is, you can control the level of sweetness, and if you’re not a banana person, you can put less of it, or alternate it with another fruit, like strawberries.

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