Banoffee Pie

Baker’s lesson of the day: if you try to lick yummy stuff out of a measuring cup, you WILL get it on your nose. Use your finger.

What I was trying to lick out of this measuring cup was the delicious toffee sauce needed for today’s Banoffee Pie. This pie was a special request from Christie–she told me where to find the recipe and everything, so I had to try it.

I couldn’t figure out how to pronounce the name until I read all of the ingredients: Bananas + Toffee = Banoffee Pie. I prepared a graham cracker crust using my awesome food processor. That’s the only way to go when it comes to getting graham crackers finely crushed. This recipe called for a spring form pan. We have several of those, because I happen to be married to the Cheesecake King. Hang around for the holidays, and maybe you’ll get to taste one of those beautiful, delicious creations.

Anyway, the crust hung out in the refrigerator while I prepared the toffee sauce. This required sugar and water, lots of watching and “swirling” the pot, and then butter and sweetened condensed milk. I really did poor what I needed into the crust before I “cleaned up” the measuring cup. As I ran upstairs to let my hubby have a taste, I immediately started thinking of other stuff I could dump that toffee sauce on. He’s allergic to bananas, so we’re gonna think of something else awesome to dump it on–or either just eat it out of the pot. Whatever. It’s just really awesome sauce.

At this point, I ran to the store to get whipping cream and more bananas. I also had to get the propane tank filled–one of the things I love about fall is a fire in the fireplace, and I’m lost without the gas starter.

The sauce has to sit in the crust, in the fridge, for at least an hour anyway.

When I got back, I whipped up the heavy cream, sliced some bananas, and put the pie together. Not too difficult at all. I’ll have to let you know if it comes out of that spring form pan without exploding. But even if it doesn’t, I bet it’s gonna taste great!

Best news of all? There was some more of that magic toffee sauce left. I dumped it on a banana and added some chocolate. Heavenly.

That makes 61 pies. I’m planning on baking several tomorrow–not sure if I wanna bake any on Friday. My husband’s taking the day off to escort his favorite Pie Lady around town.

Here’s a famous pie rhyme for you….

Simple Simon met a pieman going to the fair;
Said Simple Simon to the pieman “Let me taste your ware”
Said the pieman to Simple Simon “Show me first your penny”
Said Simple Simon to the pieman “Sir, I have not any!”

Simple Simon went a-fishing for to catch a whale;
All the water he had got was in his mother’s pail.
Simple Simon went to look if plums grew on a thistle;
He pricked his fingers very much which made poor Simon whistle.
He went for water in a sieve but soon it all fell through;
And now poor Simple Simon bids you all “Adieu”


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