Caramel Banana Pie (a.k.a Easy Banoffee Pie)

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This caramel banana pie is a Southern take on the classic banoffee pie, but instead, I’m pairing fresh banana with dulce de leche for a deliciously decadent and creamy caramel-flavored pie.

Fork breaking off a piece of easy banoffee pie.

This caramel banana pie recipe is my Southern version of a traditional banoffee pie. There is just one ingredient different, but the decadence and texture are very much the same.

So, what’s the difference between caramel banana pie and banoffee pie? Well, firstly, banoffee pie came from England and is a traditional British dessert that is prepared with bananas, cream, and toffee. However, in our Southern version, we are using caramel. I could honestly write sonnets about the quality and richness of dulce de leche, but moving on…

There’s another big difference between these two pies. Caramel banana pie is SUPER easy to make compared to traditional versions but every bit as decadent and rich. What’s even better is that this recipe takes less than five minutes to put together, rather than the hour+ of prep time most recipes call for.

I bet you’re interested in giving this recipe a go now, right? Well, lucky for you, you just need 4 ingredients to get going: ripe bananas, dulce de leche (homemade or canned), a store-bought graham cracker pie crust, and some whipped cream. Combined, these ingredients make the most delicious caramel banana pie.

Ingredients for caramel banana pie a.k.a easy banoffee pie.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • A graham cracker crust
  • Whipped cream
  • Dulce de leche

How to Make Caramel Banana Pie

Pie crust.

First, grab your pie crust.

Dollop caramel into pie crust.

Then open the caramel sauce and spread it into the pie crust.

Caramel spread in pie crust.

It should look like this.

Ain’t that purty?

Cover pie and refrigerate.

 Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or until it is somewhat firm.

Slice pie into 8 slices.

Note: Most banoffee pie recipes call for topping your pie with a sliced banana and whipped cream at this point. But unless you have enough people to eat that pie in one sitting, I suggest cutting the bananas and topping each individual slice just before serving to keep the pie fresh longer.

Sliced banana added to each slice of pie.

When ready to serve, slice bananas and add a few slices to each pie slice.

This is a great job for little helpers.

Add dollop of whipped cream to each pie slice.

Then add a dollop of whipped cream on top of the sliced banana.

A slice of caramel banana pie.

Now grab a slice of caramel banana pie…

Slice of caramel banana pie.

 And step away from life for a moment to take a bite of decadence.

Slice of caramel banana pie.

Caramel banana cream pie or Southern Plate’s version of a banoffee pie recipe. Call it what you want, I call it delicious!


Store leftovers, covered, in the fridge for up to 3 days. Simply top with the banana slices and whipping cream when you’re ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Ripe bananas are best for the topping.
  • Instead of using canned whipped topping, check out my recipe for homemade whipped cream.

Recipe FAQs

What is dulce de leche?

Dulce de leche is caramel made from sweetened condensed milk. It gives this recipe a caramelly toffee-like taste.

Can I make homemade dulce de leche for this caramel banana pie?

Yes. Most people start with sweetened condensed milk and make it into homemade caramel themselves by putting it in a water bath. Follow these directions or here’s my recipe.

  • Preheat the oven to 425. 
  • Place sweetened condensed milk in an oven-safe deep-dish pie plate or the equivalent.
  • Cover with tin foil.
  • Place in a larger pan where you add water to create a water bath around the deep dish pie pan of sweetened condensed milk.
  • Bake in the oven for  1-2 hours. The longer you bake the darker the caramel-like dulce de leche will be.

For a salted caramel sauce, simply stir in a pinch of sea salt before baking.

Where can I find dulce de leche?

To find this lovely caramel sauce concoction for the caramel banana pie you may have to look at a grocery store or two. Most stores have it with their Mexican foods, right next to the sweetened condensed milk that cost as much as $1 less than the same stuff on the baking aisle. Some stores (like my local Kroger) actually have it right next to the sweetened condensed milk on the baking aisle. Either way, be on the lookout for this because it is well worth the trouble.

How do you serve banoffee/caramel banana pie?

To put the banana in caramel banana pie, you want to serve your pie with fresh banana slices. Then I add whipped cream for a banana cream pie, but you can just as easily swap it for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Add some chocolate shavings to the top of each banana caramel pie slice for a little extra decadence. Other topping options include shredded coconut and chopped pecans.

You may also like these delectable pie recipes:

Frozen Turtle Pie

Strawberry Cream Pie

Triple Chocolate Brownie Pie

Mint Oreo Ice Cream Pie

Fried Chocolate Pies

Caramel banana pie.

Caramel Banana Pie

This caramel banana pie is a Southern take on the classic banoffee pie, but instead, I'm pairing fresh banana with dulce de leche for a deliciously creamy caramel-flavored pie.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, caramel, pie
Servings: 4
Calories: 519kcal


  • 2 12-ounce cans dulce de leche
  • 1 regular-sized graham cracker crust
  • fresh bananas
  • whipped topping


  • Open dulce de leche cans and spread caramel into the bottom of the pie crust in a pie dish. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
    2 12-ounce cans dulce de leche, 1 regular-sized graham cracker crust
  • Cut into slices and top each slice with sliced banana and whipped cream just before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
    fresh bananas, whipped topping



Calories: 519kcal
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  1. Took this to a gathering last weekend, to rave reviews. Embarrassingly easy for the compliments I was getting (when people come into the kitchen saying, “Is that the caramel pie?” you know you’ve got a winner).

  2. I worked in a restaurant, and we made caramel pie, we did use the boil the can in water method, scared me to death every time, and I have made it at home that way too, scared me to death every time. Glad they have it in a can now,

  3. This pie sounds wonderful! Gonna have to make it SOON. And, as usual, your words of wisdom and encouragement brightened my day! Thank you for being you!

  4. Wow! I had no idea you could just walk into the store and buy a can of caramel! I’m making this right away AND I’m going to use it (the Dulce de Leche instead of the caramel topping from Aldi) in the Turtle Pie recipe that you had a few weeks back! Thanks for all that you do to make life a little sweeter! Love ya! Anne

  5. I have not made this pie in years! The one time I tried to open the tin before it had cooled the entire way, oh my….what a mess on the ceiling! Hah!

  6. Christy,
    Your intermission made my day!!! have been immersed in family issues that have had me in the depths of despair. After my devotional this morning, I still felt unsettled, until I read your message, which gave me a ray of light from that sunrise. I thank God that through you, your message brought me out of the storm into the sunshine.

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