Indulge in This Heavenly Banana Dulce De Leche Pie

It all started one day when I was in the mood for something sweet, satisfying, and creamy. I began exploring different dessert options and a thought struck me – why not combine the flavor of caramelized bananas with creamy dulce de leche?

Thus, my recipe for Banana and Dulce De Leche Pie was born. This recipe is one of my favorites that I have perfected over time, blending my love for Brazilian and American cuisine. Its flavors and textures are a perfect contrast between the buttery graham cracker crust, rich dulce de leche banana filling, and light whipped cream topping.

Not only is this pie incredibly delicious, but it’s also easy to make with only a few ingredients needed. Plus, it requires no baking! Trust me when I say that once you try this Banana and Dulce De Leche Pie recipe, you’ll be hooked.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Banana and Dulce De Leche Pie
Banana and Dulce De Leche Pie

My friends, allow me to introduce you to a dessert that will change your life forever: The Banana and Dulce De Leche Pie. This heavenly pie strikes the perfect balance between sweetness and creaminess, creating a flavor explosion that keeps your taste buds dancing.

If you love bananas, then this pie is the perfect way to indulge in their deliciousness. Pair it with dulce de leche – a dreamy caramel-like sauce made from sweetened condensed milk – and you have a match made in food heaven.

But wait, there’s more! This pie recipe is also incredibly easy to make. No need to worry about baking a complicated pastry or waiting for hours while it chills. With this recipe, you’ll have a tasty dessert ready in no time, perfect for those sudden cravings or unexpected guests.

So if you’re looking for something indulgent and delicious, the Banana and Dulce De Leche Pie should be at the top of your list. Trust me; it’s impossible not to fall in love with this crowd-pleaser, whether you’re serving it at home or bringing it to a potluck party.

Ingredient List

 Warm and gooey dulce de leche melting into a banana filling
Warm and gooey dulce de leche melting into a banana filling

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this decadent banana and dulce de leche pie:

For the Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 oz of butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar

For the Banana Cream Filling:

  • 1 box of French Vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 3 medium bananas (sliced)
  • 8 oz of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

For the Dulce de Leche Layer:

  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 ounces of dulce de leche
  • 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream

For Topping:

  • Whipped cream
  • Sliced bananas
  • Graham cracker crumbs

The Recipe How-To

 Dig into this indulgent dessert
Dig into this indulgent dessert

Once you have all your recipe ingredients, such as 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs and 4 ounces of butter, begin by preheating the oven to 375°F. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs with 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and melted butter until it looks like wet sand. With that mixture, fill the bottom of a 9-inch pie dish and press it firmly to form the crust. Bake the crust for 7 minutes, or until golden brown.

For the filling, use two medium bananas and slice them thinly. In a different mixing bowl, start making a French vanilla instant pudding with 1 box of pudding mix and 4 cups of whole milk until you have a thick consistency. Add 3 ounces of softened cream cheese, a can of 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, and 1/4 cup dulce de leche into the same bowl.

Mix thoroughly and add sliced bananas to the mixture.

Pour your filling into your pie crust and bake for 20 minutes or until set. Let it cool down to room temperature then refrigirate it for an hour or two.

Finally, beat 1 cup of whipping cream in another bowl until stiff peaks form. Spread evenly overtop the pie when serving.

This banana dulce de leche pie recipe is perfect for dessert lovers who adore baked treats that transport them to magical places – hooking them with every creamy bite – whether in Rio de Janeiro or New York City.

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for any time of day, especially midnight cravings
Perfect for any time of day, especially midnight cravings

When it comes to this Banana and Dulce De Leche Pie recipe, it’s hard to imagine straying too far from the original. However, there are a few substitutions and variations that can work beautifully:

– Instead of graham cracker crumbs for the crust, try using vanilla wafer crumbs. This will give the crust a slightly sweeter flavor.

– If you don’t have dulce de leche on hand, you can easily make your own by simmering sweetened condensed milk for several hours. However, this may be time-consuming.

– For a nuttier flavor, add chopped pecans or walnuts to the pie filling.

– To make the pie even richer, sprinkle a layer of chocolate chips over the crust before adding the filling.

– If you want to make it a no-bake dessert or simply want a lighter version, you can substitute the traditional banana cream with instant pudding mix (french vanilla is recommended) mixed with whole milk and whipped cream.

No matter which variation you choose, the end result will surely be delicious.

Serving and Pairing

 One bite and you'll be transported to the streets of Brazil
One bite and you’ll be transported to the streets of Brazil

When serving this decadent banana and dulce de leche pie, it’s essential to create a simple yet beautiful presentation that will enhance the flavors of the dish. One option is to serve generous slices of the pie on a beautiful dish, topped with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Another idea is to serve the pie as part of an elegant dessert buffet, accompanied by other sweet treats such as cookies, cupcakes, or fruit tarts. The rich and creamy texture of the banana cream paired with the creamy and sweet dulce de leche make it a perfect dessert that can stand out on its own or complement other sweets perfectly.

When it comes to pairing this delicious pie with a beverage, you can’t go wrong with a steaming cup of coffee or espresso. These caffeinated drinks help cut through the sweetness of the dessert while bringing out the notes in vanilla and caramelized bananas. For those who like to indulge in something alcoholic, try serving this pie alongside a glass of dessert wine, such as port or sherry. The deep red fruit and woody notes in these wines perfectly complement the richness of the bananas and dulce de leche.

No matter how you choose to serve it, this banana and dulce de leche pie recipe is sure to impress your guests with its rich flavors and smooth texture. Just make sure to warn them that seconds might be necessary!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You won't be able to resist a second slice
You won’t be able to resist a second slice

Once you’re finished making your mouth-watering banana and dulce de leche pie, chances are there will be some leftovers to store. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with some storing and reheating tips!

To make things easier, this pie can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. Be sure to cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent any moisture from getting in. You could also opt to place the pie in an airtight container.

When reheating, I recommend not using a microwave as it tends to make the graham cracker crust soggy. Instead, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and reheat the pie for about 10-15 minutes until heated through. Make sure to check the center of the pie with a toothpick or fork to ensure it’s cooked all the way through.

If you’re not planning on serving the pie within the next couple of days, consider freezing it. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and put it into a freezer-safe container. It should keep well for up to two months in the freezer.

One last tip before you go! Be sure to let your pie cool down completely before storing it in the refrigerator or freezer. Trust me, it’s worth waiting! That way, moisture won’t build up and you’ll have a perfectly chilled and delicious banana and dulce de leche pie waiting for you when those cravings hit again.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A decadent treat that everyone can't help but love
A decadent treat that everyone can’t help but love

The banana and dulce de leche pie recipe is incredibly simple, and it’s easy to achieve a delicious outcome. However, these tips will help you prevent mishaps and enhance the flavor of your pie.

To begin with, when slicing the bananas that will go in your pie, make sure they are not too ripe. It’s best to use medium bananas that aren’t too brown or too green. Overly ripe bananas will be too soft and disintegrate when folding them into the cream filling. On the other hand, unripe ones will lack sweetness and might ruin the flavor of the pie.

Another tip to keep in mind is that when making the crust, you should let it chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before baking it. This step helps it set and prevents crumbling when serving. Also, take care to press the graham cracker crumbs firmly into place so they won’t crumble apart.

In terms of flavor, consider adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract to your cream filling mixture. This simple addition adds depth and warm undertones to the pie.

When it comes to whipped cream toppings, avoid using store-bought whipped cream if possible. Freshly whipped cream enhances the taste of the pie significantly since its flavors complement those of banana and dulce de leche.

Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous, try making a banoffee-inspired pie by adding some chocolate chips or drizzling melted chocolate on top of your whipped cream. Doing so adds a delightful extra layer of complexity to an already delicious dessert.

In conclusion, these tips will help you make a perfect banana and dulce de leche pie every time. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the recipe by personalizing it with your favorite ingredients or add-ons!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Banana and Dulce De Leche Pie recipe is an absolute must-try for all dessert lovers out there. Not only is it incredibly easy to make, but the end result is a show-stopping dessert that will leave your guests impressed and satisfied. Whether you’re looking for a delicious treat to serve at a dinner party or simply want to satisfy your sweet tooth, this recipe is the way to go.

This pie is perfect for any occasion, be it a family get together or a lavish birthday party. So grab your ingredients and get started on creating this heavenly dessert! Don’t be afraid to experiment and make it your own by adding different variations and toppings.

The combination of banana and dulce de leche is a match made in heaven, and the addition of creamy whipped cream takes this dessert to the next level. Once you take a bite of this delectable pie, you won’t be able to resist its sweet and delicious flavor.

In short, make sure to give this Banana and Dulce De Leche Pie recipe a try. It’s not only a simple recipe but one that will truly impress your taste buds. Who knows, perhaps it may even become your new go-to dessert recipe!

Banana and Dulce De Leche Pie

Banana and Dulce De Leche Pie Recipe

This is a great dessert for any occasion. Everybody loves it. You can use commercial caramel ice cream topping instead of the sweetened condensed milk.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine South American
Servings 1 pie
Calories 398.4 kcal


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 ounces graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Put the unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a sauce pan, and cover with water. Boil for 3 hours. Make sure there is always water in the pan. Remove can from heat and let cool.
  • Preheat oven at 350°F.
  • Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well blended.
  • Press mixture into a 9 inch pie plate and bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Open can and pour half of the dulce de leche over pie crust. Cover with a layer of sliced bananas, then cover with the other half of the dulce de leche and finally put another layer of sliced bananas.
  • Whip the cream with the powder sugar and vanilla extract. Spoon it on top of bananas. Refrigerate before serving.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 132gCalories: 398.4kcalCarbohydrates: 43.8gProtein: 5gFat: 23.6gSaturated Fat: 13.9gCholesterol: 72.3mgSodium: 223.5mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 30.1g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Easy, Fruit, Inexpensive, Pie, Refrigerator, Sweet, Tropical
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.