Banoffee Pie

Prep Time: 6.5 hours

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
3 tbsp cold water
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 cup dulce de leche
4 oz dark chocolate, finely chopped
3 large bananas, thinly sliced
1 cup heavy cream

Instructions:

1) In a large bowl, whisk 1 1/4 cups flour with 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar and 1/2 tsp fine sea salt.
2) Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in 
1 stick plus 2 tablespoons of the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal with some pea-size pieces of butter remaining.
3) Stir in 3 tbsp cold water 
and 1 egg yolk until the dough just comes together. 4) Scrape the dough out onto a work surface and pat into a disk. Wrap 
the dough in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
5) Preheat the oven to 350°.
6) On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to a 12-inch round, approx 1/4 inch thick. Ease the dough into 
a 9-inch pie plate. Trim the overhang to 1 inch and fold it under itself. Crimp the edge and freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.
7) Line the crust with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for about 20 minutes, until 
the crust is barely set. Remove the parchment and pie weights and bake for 20 to 25 minutes longer, until the crust is lightly browned; prick the bottom of the crust lightly to deflate it if it puffs up. Let cool.
8) In a medium saucepan, combine the remaining 1 stick of butter with 1/2 cup brown sugar and cook over moderate heat until the sugar is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the dulce de leche until smooth. Let the filling cool.
9) Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe medium bowl, microwave 4oz chopped chocolate on high power in 10-second intervals until melted. Spread the chocolate over the cooled crust and freeze until firm, about 10 minutes.
10) Spread 1 cup dulce de leche filling in the crust and top with 3 sliced bananas.
11) In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, 
beat the cream until firm. Pile the whipped cream on the pie and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, until the filling is set.

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