Banoffee Pie without Bananas?

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Debbie S

Banoffee Pie without Bananas?

Hi everyone, I'm looking for easy pudding recipes and banoffee pie looks really quick and simple, but I hate bananas! Can I make a simular pie but using something else instead of bananas? Thank you.

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AllyH

banana alternative

how about some nice ripe pears ?

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Debbie S

Banoffee Pie without Bananas

Thank you! Pears are lovely and tasty, and might just work with a toffee sauce topping.

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Expat Badger

Banoffee Pie without Bananas

i thought apples - after all we like toffee-apples....

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John S.

Banoffee Pie without Bananas

I would use sliced tinned pears if I were you as they are nice and soft similar to bananas or steam or stew fresh ones before using, you wouldn't want to bite into a piece of pie and hit a hard lump of pear or apple would you.
You could not call it a banoffee pie without bananas, it would really be a pearoffee pie if pears were used or apploffee pie if cooked apple was used.

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sallu

i love nut....

how about replacing banana with a blend of crushed nuts such as pecan nuts cashew nuts n hazel nuts....I love nuts....n i too want an alternative to banana coz banana tastes ok in banoffee pie when u eat it instantly but after a few hours or a day they tend to get mushy and smell like baby food

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Debbie S

Thank You

Thank you everyone for the ideas of apple, pear and mixed nuts..... I think I'm going to have to try all the versions to see which one I love the most as they all sound so scrummy!

Thank you.

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Linzechris

Banoffee Pie without Bananas

I've got a recipe using strawberries somewhere. Let me know if you want the recipe and I'll dig it out.x

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Chazza

Banoffee Pie without Bananas?

How about mango? Or would it be too sweet? At the moment they seem to be cheap outside of the supermarkets.

Mango and flaked almond?
Mango, pecan and cashew? You could boil the cashews with ginger (discard the ginger) to soften them to the same consistency as the pecans and give an interesting twist.

I know you said "really quick and easy" but I got carried away.

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laurarh15

no bananas!

Hi would you be able to let me have the strawberry recipe?! thanks

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Liz from Cumbria

Banana less, yes please

I too detest bananas and usually replace them with mangoes.

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Queen of Puds

Banoffee Pie without Bananas

That's brilliant!

Why didn't I think of that - I abhor bananas (although I eat them cos they're an easy breakfast on the move). But when over ripe & smelling like banana sweets, no thanks and worse still, cooked - yeugh, never.

But replace with pears, or nuts, or apples - just brilliant.

Ta!

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Linzechris

strawboffee pie

Make a shortbread base to this recipe, but you could just do the usual digestive biscuit one.
Base: 100g butter, 100g plain flour, 50g cornflour, 50g icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence, oil for greasing tin. Cut ub butter and add to flour, cornflour, icing sugar and vanilla essence. Blitz in a food processor until mixture just holds together. Lightly grease a 9''(23cm) loose bottomed tin and press mixture into it. Prick all over Cook at 180 for 20 - 30 mins.Allow to cool.
Toffee: 100g butter 75g soft brown or caster sugar,3 tbspns golden syrup 1 large tin condensed milk.
Put butter and sugar in a saucepan over a low heat until butter melts.Add golden syrup and condensed milk, stirring all the time, then slowly bring to the boil and keep stirring whilst it boils for about 5 mins or until pale brown.Cool. Pour this mixture over cooled shortbread base and leave to cool completely.(approx 30-40 mins).
Topping: 150ml Double cream, 200ml creme fraiche,(low fat), 1 level tbspn icing sugar, few drops vanilla essence, 25g flaked roasted almonds, 500g strawberries cleaned, hulled and sliced, plus extra for decorating.
Whip double cream and fold in creme fraiche,then fold in sugar and vanilla essence.Arrange strawberries over the cooled toffee then cover with the cream mixture. Decorate with flaked almonds and strawberries. Chill until needed.Yummy!!!!

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Honey

Banoffee Pie

Hate bananas, but love nuts. Thanks for that idea.

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ZoeRPM

Bananas

I like the taste but not the texture. Lots of fruit would do as well, especially anything that goes well with caramel but if you want fake bananas you could try the wartime trick of using mashed parsnips with banana essence.

 
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