Pie is such a classic dessert, with the crust serving as a vessel for numerous fillings. This banana caramel pie is one of those desserts that come together so quick you can make it on a weeknight right before you start binging on your favorite show. It comes together so quickly you can have it chilling in the fridge before last minute guests show up too.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 ready made pie crust (or you can make your own)
5 bananas, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup sugar + 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup cream
chocolate chips or extra nuts are optional
1 tub cool whip (or 1 cup cream whipped to stiff peaks with 2-3 T icing sugar)
In a sauce pan bring the sugar and water to a boil and simmer till the mix starts to bubble and turn a caramel brown. Then pour in the 1/2 cup of cream and let it simmer for a minute or so, then add most of the sliced bananas (You can add them all, but I like to keep some uncooked to add texture to the pie) and all the pecans and let them cook on a low heat for 3-4 minutes. Then all you have to do is pour the mixture into the pie crust, spread the remaining banana slices over, let the mixture cool, then dollop over the cool whip. I added some chocolate chips before the cream, but that’s not necessary.
That’s all! Just let the pie chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. This is a really nice base recipe that can be tweaked according to your taste. You can change up the fruit, add oatmeal, or just add lots of pecans and make it a pecan pie! Enjoy!