Classic Banoffee Pie
Classic Banoffee Pie

Classic Banoffee Pie

PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 10 mins
Quite Easy
Serves: 12

If you need a quick version of this recipe why not try our Quick Banoffee Pie recipe here

Make a homemade dessert that's sure to have everyone talking with our tempting banoffee pie recipe. Classically delicious, it's a sure favourite of ours here at Carnation and is made with our own creamy Carnation Condensed Milk to make a smooth and golden caramel. An impressive party piece and an ever-popular dessert, you'll be forgiven for thinking that it's difficult to make, but our Banoffee pie recipe is actually incredibly straightforward!

Classic Banoffee Pie
Delicious! I made this for my family who loved it, easy steps to follow, great results and would definitely use this recipe again!
Becky B

Butter, melted


Light digestive biscuits, crushed




Dark brown soft sugar




Carton of whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks


Chocolate shavings or cocoa powder, to dust

You will also need…

20cm loose-bottomed cake tin

Step 1 of 4

Watch our quick video to see how quick and easy this Banoffee Pie really is! 

Step 2 of 4

Classic Banoffee Pie Step 1

Put the crushed biscuits into a bowl with the melted butter. Mix it together thoroughly, then press the mixture into the base and sides of the tin. Chill for 10 minutes.

Has your base turned out too crumbly? Be sure to make sure it's well chilled before you go to the next step - you can chill in the freezer if you're short on time! 

Step 3 of 4

Classic Banoffee Pie

Place 75g butter and sugar into a heavy based, non-stick saucepan over a low heat, stirring all the time until the sugar has dissolved. Add the condensed milk and bring to a rapid boil for about a minute, stirring all the time for a thick golden caramel. Spread the caramel over the base, cool and then chill for 1 hour.




If your caramel's too runny, you probably didn't get it hot enough. The mixture needs to boil for 1 minute until it starts to thicken, but no more or it may catch and go grainy. To avoid it catching or going grainy, you should always use a heavy based, non-stick pan, keep stirring so it doesn't catch and make sure you use a timer!

Step 4 of 4

Classic Banoffee Pie

Carefully remove the pie from the tin and place on a serving plate. Slice the bananas and place on top of the caramel, top with the softly whipped cream. For the perfect finishing touch, dust with cocoa powder or use grated chocolate to decorate the banoffee pie. Chill until ready to serve.

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Classic Banoffee Pie is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 119.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty easy to make After looking at reviews I added an extra banana, putting half in before the caramel and the rest on top. I used a mixture of golden caster sugar and Demerara which worked well. The biscuit case needed a lot longer to firm up than stated so I left it in flan dish overnight in fridge. One of the tastiest desserts I’ve made!
Date published: 2022-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Came out well first time! I had been worried that it wouldn’t work, having read some of the reviews. In the end I couldn’t find a nicer recipe so I dared. What was the worst that could happen? It was for a birthday cake the next day (I did have double ingredients so could have tried again) Anyway, it turned out that my sugar thermometer batteries had died, so I set my phone timer for 5 mins - I had forgotten what the recipe had said. It turned golden brown and started that thick sticky bubbling at 5 minutes so I stopped it there. And it all came out perfectly. 329 calories a slice (if you cut it into 12 slices haha) Delicious. The only thing I might do differently is add more banana. I used two but they were quite small. Oh and line the tin with cling film and parchment base to get it out of the tin…
Date published: 2022-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG YUM! I first heard about banofee pie on a British show called “Dinner Date”. Almost every other episode someone made it for their date. So I had to see what all the fuss was about. This was like banana and caramel heaven. Will make again and again. I added a little confectioners sugar to the whipped cream for slight sweetness. But otherwise perfect.
Date published: 2022-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Banoffee pie I make this roughly 6 times a year and end up having to make 2 at a time the whole family love it, I add a cheeky dash of cinnamon to the base and also grate some chocolate over the top to finish best recipe out there
Date published: 2021-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best thing I’ve made apparently ! Family I quote “this will take some beating” Loved by the whole family !
Date published: 2021-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy, tasty and impressive Everyone gravitates to this… bypassing the fruits salads and cakes!! Seems like we are genetically programmed to eat it !!
Date published: 2021-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too sweet Way to sweet ;75g of sugar is way to much .. i was so disappointed after a slice .i say half of sugar Would do just fine
Date published: 2021-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious Banoffee Pie I have made this recently for my works mates as a treat . I am making it today as another request ..there is only 6 of us in the school kitchen & we work flat treats are great !! So this is my favourite recipe go on try & make won’t regret it , I know I don’t & my work mates didn’t either
Date published: 2021-11-10
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