I gave the traditional Banoffee Pie a spin and turned it into Banoffee Pie Trifles! Honestly, best decision I’ve ever made!
Behold, Banoffee Pie Trifles! This layered individual dessert is what all your dessert dreams are made of. Layers of freshly whipped cream, buttered graham cracker crumbles, Dulce de Leche, bananas and some chocolate shavings on top… what more could you ever ask for! It’s the perfect decadent dessert for spring brunches, baby shower, bridal showers or any other event that calls for a luscious dessert!
These can be made to serve, or you can prep ahead and pop them in the fridge for a few hours. ONLY thing to note, is that the bananas will start to oxidize after a few hours in the fridge. So not advised to keep them for more than 3 hours before serving. Or add the bananas right before you enjoy.
A quick note on Dulce de Leche:
You can easily buy store bought Dulce de Leche. It’s available in most markets and usually found close to the evaporated or condensed milk. If you happen to have leftovers, this is another favorite way to use it!
If you can’t find it store bought, or want to try making it on your own, that’s possible too!
Banoffee Pie Trifles
- 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs (about 10 full sheet graham crackers)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 bananas
- 1 1/4 cup store bought dulce de leche
For the Whipped Cream
- 2 cups heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- chocolate shavings optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Using a food processor or blender, pulse the graham crackers to grind them up. Once the graham crackers are a fine consistency, mix the crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar together in a medium bowl until evenly combined. Transfer the mixture on a small baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes.
- Assemble the trifles by layering a spoonful of the graham cracker crumbs, a spoonful of dulce de leche, 5-6 slices of banana, and some whipped cream.
- Garnish with chocolate shavings before serving, if desired or some more crumbled graham crackers.
For the Whipped Cream
- Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract on medium-high speed until medium peaks form, about 3-4 minutes. Medium peaks are between soft/loose peaks and stiff peaks and are the perfect consistency for topping and piping on desserts.