On a cold winter’s day, this banana caramel pie with cream just hits the spot …. and blows the calories!
Bake some shortcrust pastry (home made or purchased) in foil cases (or you can make one large pie). Then in a heavy based saucepan, combine:
400g can sweetened condensed milk
75g butter, chopped
½ cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 tablespoons cream
Cook it all up over a medium heat for 10-12 minutes, stirring all the time as it will stick to the bottom if you don’t. Let it cool a little.
While caramel is still warm, scoop it into pastry cases. Chop some banana, sprinkle with lemon juice to stop it going brown and pile onto caramel. Finish with some whipped cream and dust with icing sugar (optional).
This is a very sweet and delicious Aussie dessert, much loved by country cooks, who always have a can of condensed milk in their pantries, ready to whip out and be cooked up into this rich dessert.
This image featured in the group Recipes – along with photo in July 2009. Many thanks!