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Banoffee Pie with Salted Pretzel Crust

This month’s theme for the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop is PIE, something I don’t often make as I usually get distracted by cupcakes or cookies. Peanut butter chocolate pie, apple cobbler and pumpkin pie were a few of the ideas that swirled through my head but I finally settled on a well loved classic – the Banoffee Pie.

I’ve always liked the idea of a Banoffee Pie, an English dessert consisting of pasty, bananas, cream and caramel, but found most tooth-achingly sweet. I’ve been loving salted caramel lately and thought creating a salted pretzel based biscuit base would work well to contrast with the sweet caramel.

Banoffee Pie with Salted Pretzel Crust

5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: Swah


Salted Pretzel Crust

  • 250 g buttersnap biscuits
  • 100 g salted pretzels
  • 180 g butter melted


  • 400 g sweetened condensed milk tin
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 50 g butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar


  • 3 medium bananas sliced
  • 300 ml pouring cream
  • Dark chocolate shavings to decorate



  • Blitz biscuits and pretzels in the food processor until finely crushed.
  • Add in melted butter and pulse until just combined.
  • Press the biscuit mixture into a 23cm/9″ round spring form cake tin and put in the fridge to set.


  • To make the caramel combine the sweetened condensed milk, golden syrup, butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan and stir over a low heat for 10-12 minutes until the mixture is thickened and golden.
  • Pour onto the biscuit base and return to the fridge to set (about an hour).


  • Once caramel has set, peel and slice up bananas and arrange in a single layer over the caramel.
  • Whip up cream until firm peaks form. Be careful to not over whip as it can go grainy.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, grate the chocolate into chocolate shavings (or curls if you are more dexterous than me!)
  • Release the pie from it’s spring form tin and put on a cake stand. Decorate with lashings of whipped cream and finally sprinkle over the dark chocolate.

Thanks to Kitchen Crusader for hosting this month’s blog hop!

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  • Reply Michelle Elliott (@mschefkitchen) June 18, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Oh, yum….One of my fave pies, and this looks really delish…. I wanted to make Banoffee pie – but my hubbie stated “no bananas”

    • Reply Swah June 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      My housemate also had a “no bananas” rule but I decided to ignore her :p Banoffee is just too delicious!!

  • Reply R. June 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Holy crapola, that looks delicious. I would eat the flying hell outta that pie! (Sorry, photos of desserts I can’t eat right this second make me swear…)


    • Reply Swah June 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Haha I can imagine you saying that in a southern drawl! I regularly curse at photos of food I can’t eat right now, it’s cool ;)

  • Reply Food is our religion June 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Banoffee pie is the hype right now! It looks sooo good! Could do with a slice right about now!

    • Reply Swah June 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Thanks Shan! It’s all gone now and I am craving a piece so badly… damnit!!

  • Reply vegeTARAian June 18, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Holy moly, that looks like total awesomeness!! You clever gal, I want to gobble it all up! x

    • Reply Swah June 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Cheers Tara :D It was dangerously delicious and let’s just say I ate more than my fair share ;)

  • Reply Jennifer (Delicieux) June 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Oh my God Swah, this sounds amazing!!! I love banoffee pie, and the salted pretzel crust is making me drool. Yum, yum, yum!

    • Reply Swah June 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      Thanks Jennifer, I am so obsessed with the salt + caramel combo at the moment. Add bananas and whipped cream and we are at near perfection! :)

  • Reply chocolatesuze June 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    /weeps that just looks so beautiful

    • Reply Swah June 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Tehehe thanks Suze, let’s shed a tear for the wonder that is Banoffee Pie :)

  • Reply Nic@diningwithastud June 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Oh my God, that pretzel crust! Im in heaven!! Thanks for joining the hop :)

    • Reply Swah June 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

      I need to use pretzels in my baking more often! Yummmmmm :)

  • Reply JJ @ 84thand3rd June 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Ok, that crust is simply inspired!! Sounds divine :)

    • Reply Swah June 21, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Thanks hun!!

  • Reply Lisa June 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    This looks delicious!!! Definitely going on my list of things to make :)

    • Reply Swah June 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      It looks like I am going to have to make it again and again as all my friends are insisting on getting a taste! Haha

  • Reply Sophie | June 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Yummo! I don’t particular care for bananas but I would totally go that.
    … and I want to steal your cake stand.

    • Reply Swah June 25, 2012 at 9:46 am

      Soph my cake stand was a cheapy from IKEA! :)

  • Reply Monica (@gastromony) June 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    You just need to hear Banoffee and you know you’re in for a treat :) Lovely!

    • Reply Swah June 25, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Monica, as soon as I hear the word Banoffee I smile. Bananas, caramel and cream, how can you go wrong?!

  • Reply Christina @ The Hungry Australian June 22, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    This looks ridiculously good. I’m not sure what I have to do to score a slice of this pie but I’m pretty happy to do whatever it takes.

    • Reply Swah June 25, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Hey Christina, come do my ironing and I’ll give you ALL the pie haha!!

  • Reply Lau June 24, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Pretzel crust? Amazing idea. And I love banoffee.

    • Reply Swah June 25, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Lau I think I am officially obsessed with putting pretzels in my crust, the salt and sweet combo is addictive!

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