Banana-caramel cream pie

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

1 h 30 min

Serves

8

Banana-caramel cream pie

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Creamy, with hits of caramel and crunchy chocolate toffee, this over-the-top banana cream pie is nothing short of spectacular.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted

Caramel bananas

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp 35% cream
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 ripe medium bananas , sliced

Pudding

  • 1 1/2 cups 3.25% milk
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Topping

  • 1 cup 35% cream
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 44-g bar chocolate covered sponge toffee , such as Crunchie, broken into small pieces

Instructions

  • STIR cookie crumbs with 1/2 cup melted butter in a medium bowl until combined. Press mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. pie plate.
  • MELT 1 tbsp butter in a medium frying pan over medium-high. Add brown sugar, 2 tbsp 35% cream and 1/8 tsp salt. Boil gently, whisking often, 1 min. Remove from heat and let stand 1 min. Stir in bananas, then arrange over crust in an even layer.
  • HEAT milk in a medium saucepan over medium-high, just until bubbles form on the surface, about 5 min. Whisk 3 tbsp sugar with cornstarch and yolks in a medium bowl until combined. Whisk in half of hot milk until smooth. Return mixture to saucepan and set over medium. Whisk often until pudding thickens, about 2 min. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and 1/8 tsp salt. Scrape over banana layer, smoothing top. Refrigerate until pudding is set, 1 hour.
  • BEAT 1 cup 35% cream in a medium bowl until soft peaks form when beaters are lifted, 2 to 3 min. Beat in 2 tsp sugar until stiff peaks form when beaters are lifted, about 2 more min. Spoon whipped cream over centre of pie. Sprinkle banana cream pie with sponge toffee.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 458,
  • Protein
  • 5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40 g,
  • Fat
  • 32 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 233 mg.