Banana Caramel Pie

January 16, 2017
Banana Caramel Pie

The dreamy combination of bananas and smooth caramel in on simple pie!
It's Monday! Are you ready for a new week?

Our week is a busy one. Kids have some homeschooling classes and library events. My husband does  a short work week, but, has gone back to school himself.  It's online, but, still, lots of additional work for him. We are also dog sitting for my sister's lovely pooch.  Oh and it's suppose to rain all week?

Yes, rain. Not snow. It's January and I live in the Midwestern part of the U.S.  Snow is more the common place. The weather has been funky. Mild enough for rain, but, then, the temps plummet and everything freezes.  Making for lots of ice and tense driving on some roads around my area. Not terribly fun.

Pie is the answer to making this week go off without a hitch. Well, maybe not the answer.

But, it could help.

Banana Caramel Pie

One of my favorite pies here on the blog is the Salted Caramel ( soooo good, you must try!).  It's similar to that, but, has a few differences.  This one, I took a few shortcuts :)

First, the crust. I used a basic refrigerator store bought pie crust. You can use your favorite homemade pie crust for this too, but, if you want to just buy one, go for it.  Then, of course, the bananas. Sliced and layered on the bottom of your baked, cooled, pie crust.  

Next, my personal favorite, the caramel. Love it. Used a little less, but still the same love.

For the topping. For the Salted Caramel pie, it's fresh whipped cream.  This one is topped with whipped topping.  If you wish to make fresh whipped cream, it will be fine too. Start with 1 cup of whipping cream and beat it with 1 TBSP of powdered sugar until firm.  

Finally, I topped this one with lots of shaved/curled chocolate.  This is optional, but, does add another amazing flavor to the pie, plus, it looks pretty!  I took my vegetable/potato peeler and simply shaved a semi sweet chocolate baking bar to make the chocolate pieces. Feel free to make more/less of just chop a bar or chocolate chips to get the flavor there.  You could also just sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.  Whatever works for you. That's it! It's a really simple pie with lots of flavor. 

Just a last note..this is a sweet tasting pie, so, you may want to keep your portions on the smaller side.  

Dig in!


Banana Caramel Pie


Banana Caramel Pie
Banana Caramel Pie
by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:30
Ingredients (Serves: 6-8)
  • 9 inch pie crust (store bought or homemade)
  • 13 oz can Dulce De leche
  • 2 firm bananas
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 8 oz whipped topping ( ex: Cool Whip/Tru Whip)
  • 4-6 oz semi sweet chocolate baking bar, optional
Instructions
Bake pie crust according to package or recipe. Let it cool completely.
Cut bananas into approx 1/4 inch thick pieces. Line them on the cooled crust. Drizzle lemon juice on top.
In a microwave safe bowl, pour in Dulce De leche. Microwave for just 30 seconds-1 minute. Just enough to make is soft and easier to stir. Remove from microwave, stir. Then, pour on top of bananas and smooth evenly across.
Refrigerate for 2-4 hours or until set.
Remove from refrigerator and spread whipped topping evenly on top.
If desired, garnish with chopped/shaved chocolate before serving.
Keep leftovers in refrigerator.

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