This is a great dessert. You may substitute commercial caramel ice cream topping for the dulce de leche for a quicker preparation, but the homemade dulce de leche is worth the work and time.

Maria Padin
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To make dulce de leche, place the unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan, and add enough water to cover half-way up the can. Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Cook for 3 hours, adding more water as necessary. Remove from heat and cool.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs with the butter in a mixing bowl until evenly blended. Press the crumb mixture evenly into a 9 inch pie plate.

  • Bake pie crust in preheated oven until lightly browned, 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool on a wire rack.

  • Open the can of dulce de leche, and pour half, or about 3/4 cup, over the pie crust. Slice the bananas and arrange half in a layer over the dulce de leche filling. Pour the remaining dulce de leche over the bananas. Top with remaining banana slices.

  • Pour the whipping cream into a mixing bowl, and beat until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and vanilla extract; continue beating until stiff peaks form. Spoon the whipped cream over the bananas. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

519 calories; 33.5 g total fat; 108 mg cholesterol; 225 mg sodium. 51.4 g carbohydrates; 6.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2007
I make a very similar recipe and you can buy the condensed milk already caramalized in the can in the mexican/latin foods section in most grocery stores. MUCH MUCH easier this way! I whip one of these pies up in no time this way. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2007
So the final product wasn't too bad but making it became a disaster! I followed the directions and put the condensed milk in a sauce pan and filled it with water half way up the can and boiled it for 3 hrs...well I ended up with half a can of dark carmel (over cooked) and half a can condensed milk. I tried putting it all in a saucepan and mixing it all together and that worked somewhat. It was burned in some places but I still served it! Everyone said it tasted fine but it could have been better my suggestion...boil can in water with can completely submerged and only boil for 2-2and 1/2 hrs. That might work better. Read More
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63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2007
I make a very similar recipe and you can buy the condensed milk already caramalized in the can in the mexican/latin foods section in most grocery stores. MUCH MUCH easier this way! I whip one of these pies up in no time this way. Read More
(48)
Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2007
So the final product wasn't too bad but making it became a disaster! I followed the directions and put the condensed milk in a sauce pan and filled it with water half way up the can and boiled it for 3 hrs...well I ended up with half a can of dark carmel (over cooked) and half a can condensed milk. I tried putting it all in a saucepan and mixing it all together and that worked somewhat. It was burned in some places but I still served it! Everyone said it tasted fine but it could have been better my suggestion...boil can in water with can completely submerged and only boil for 2-2and 1/2 hrs. That might work better. Read More
(52)
Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2007
I make a very similar recipe and you can buy the condensed milk already caramalized in the can in the mexican/latin foods section in most grocery stores. MUCH MUCH easier this way! I whip one of these pies up in no time this way. Read More
(48)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2007
A similar recipe is known as Banoffi (or Banoffee) pie in the UK and was reputedly created at the Hungry Monk restaurant in Jevington East Sussex in 1971. Their recipe requires the condensed milk to be boiled fully submerged for 5 hours. Originally it was served on a pastry crust. However I use digestive biscuits crushed and mixed with butter for the base which I assume is similar to the graham base in US but I don't cook this - simply cool in fridge before topping with the dulce and bananas. 3/4 pint cream is whipped with 1tsp sugar and 1/2tsp instant coffee. p.s. in UK pre-made dulce de leche is now available by the maker of a popular brand of condensed milk. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2007
Great easy recipe! I submerged the can in boiling water and kept the can covered with water the whole 3 hours and it came out perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2008
This is a great easy recipe lay the unopened can on its side and boil for 3 hours turns out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2008
This pie was very good. If you can't stand the clattering sound of the can boiling lay it on its side. Next time I'll use two cans of condensed milk because the caramel was everybody's favorite part. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2007
After reading another review I flipped my can over every time I added more water to my pot. Very good and very rich! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2011
This was very good. Made it for a crowd of 90. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2010
I'm from Canada and President's Coice brand came out with a jarred dulce de leche sauce...and earlier this year they came out with a banana version and it is so yummy. i used the banana flavour and a nilla wafer crust sooo sweet but so delicious Read More
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