Banoffee Pie – England (Serves 6)
Better known for its rib-sticking meat pies, England is home to some equally hearty dessert pies like this composition of banana, caramel, cream and cookie.
1 1/2 cups graham crackers, crushed
1 stick (8 tbsp) butter, melted
1 can (13.4 oz) dulce de leche
3 large bananas, sliced
1 1/2 cups (12 fl oz) heavy cream, chilled
4 oz dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 350˚F. In a small bowl, mix together cookie crumbs and melted butter. Press into a 9″ pie or tart pan and bake for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Pour dulce de leche into crust and spread evenly. Chill for 30 minutes. Arrange banana slices over dulce de leche. Place heavy cream into a large bowl and whip until soft peaks form. Spread cream over bananas. Melt chocolate and drizzle over cream. Serve in thin slices and attempt to restrain yourself.