Dr Irfan Unal

Banoffee pie is an English dessert pie made from bananas, cream and toffee, either on a pastry base or one made from crumbled biscuits and butter. Some versions of the recipe also include chocolate, coffee or both. Its name is a portmanteau constructed from the words “banana” and “toffee”. So let's start the recipe!

For the caramel
100g/3½oz unsalted butter
100g/3½oz  Sweetly™ Stevia
400g/14fl oz can condensed milk (low sugar version)

For the banoffee pie
150g/5 oz digestive biscuits, crushed
230g/8oz pecans, halved
75g/3oz butter, melted
3 large bananas, chopped
250ml/10½oz double cream, whipped until soft peaks form when the whisk is removed
cocoa powder, for dusting
For the caramel sauce
125g/4oz unsalted butter
125g/4oz Sweetly™ Stevia
125ml/4fl oz coconut milk

Preparation method

1. For the caramel, place the butter and Sweetly™ Stevia into a non-stick pan over a low heat, stirring until the butter melts and the Sweetly™ dissolves.
Add the condensed milk and slowly bring to the boil, stirring continuously, to make the caramel. As soon as the mixture thickens and begins to smell of caramel, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
2. Meanwhile, for the banoffee pie, place the crushed biscuits and 115g/4oz of the pecans into a bowl. Add the butter and mix well.
Transfer the mixture to a 25cm/10in cake tin. Press in to pack the mixture evenly into the base.
Add the chopped bananas to the caramel mixture and mix well, then spread the mixture over the biscuit base.
3. Transfer to the refrigerator to cool for 30 minutes.
4. Remove from the fridge and spread the whipped cream evenly over the top of the banoffee layer.
Place the remaining pecans over the top in a circular arrangement and dust with cocoa powder.
5. For the caramel sauce, place the butter, Sweetly™ Stevia and coconut milk into a heavy-based pan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil and cook for 3-4 minutes, until it forms a thick, light golden-brown sauce.
To serve, cut out slices of the banoffee pie, place onto plates and pour over the caramel sauce.

Nicely done! If you have your own recipe, do share with us on how you mix Stevia in your daily used.

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