Cinnamon & Vanilla Banoffee Pie

Very popular with friends and colleagues!

Banoffee pie is brilliant comfort food. This is my variation for winter – the cinnamon and vanilla make it that touch Christmassy! Highly recommend a big slice served with a warm cup of tea or a generous slug of Baileys on the rocks!

For 4-6 people, you will need:

  • 15 digestive biscuits
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 200g butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 medium tin of condensed milk
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 medium pot of Chantilly thick cream
  • 1 flake
  1. First of all, get your apron on and preheat your oven to 200°c.
  2. Take your can of condensed milk and place in a small saucepan of boiling water. No need to open it, just pop the can in whole. Turn the water down to a simmer, cover and leave for an hour and 15 minutes. This will turn your condensed milk into caramel.
  3. Meanwhile, crush up your digestives until you have fine crumbs. Add the sugar and cinnamon and mix well.
  4. Melt 100g of the butter in the microwave and mix it into the crumb mixture. Press into the base of a pie dish and pop in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes and remove. Leave to cool on a cooling rack.
  5. Once your condensed milk is done, take it out and leave to cool for at least 30 minutes. Once it’s cooled down a bit, carefully open the can. Be careful not to open it when it’s warm or you may find yourself covered in hot, exploded caramel.
  6. In a small saucepan, combine your brown sugar and the other 100g of butter and stir until melted together. Once the mixture is smooth, add the condensed milk and milk until well combined. Pour over the biscuit base and leave to cool.
  7. Now, it’s important that this next bit happens right before you serve it. If you don’t need it until the next day, you can cover it at this point and leave it over night.
  8. Chop up your bananas into medium slices and layer over the cool caramel. Once they are all evenly spaced, spoon your Chantilly cream over the bananas and spread evenly.
  9. Crush up your flake and sprinkle over the cream.
  10. Serve and enjoy!