9/10/09

Boil a Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk and Get Ready to Make Pie!



Today's dessert can be a 2 1/2 process if you don't have dulce de leche on hand, as you'll want to boil a can of sweetened condensed milk for 2 hours to use in this recipe. Our Grandmother's always boiled two or three cans at a time because truly, if you are going to make one, you might as well make two or three and keep them for future use! One you have the caramel made (sweetened condensed milk turns to caramel when cooked) you can throw this dessert together in mere minutes. Chill for a bit and you have a delicious pie to serve any guest!

Banoffee Pie

1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk or Dulce de Leche
1 shortbread pie crust
2 large ripe bananas
1 c heavy cream
1/4 t vanilla
1 t sugar
grated chocolate curls

If using condensed milk, place the unopened can in a large pan of boiling water and boil steadily at a low boil for 2 hours. Check often and top-off the water as necessary, to ensure the can is covered at all times. Cool before opening. If using Dulce de Leche, just open the can and use as-is.

Slice the bananas into the bottom of the pie crust. Spread caramelized milk. Whip the cream with vanilla and sugar to soft peaks and dollop and swirl over the top. Sprinkle with the grated chocolate curls (made by running a potato peeler down the edge of a piece or bar of chocolate). Chill.
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