My husband loves Dulce de Leche – we only learned about it in Los Angeles since there is a large Spanish cultural influence here. In the ‘old’ country South Africa, we used to boil up canned Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milk until it became Dulce de Leche – but of course we didn’t know what to call it then! So this is another newly acquired comfort food addiction for us.
The biggest upside in this recipe is that it is fast and easy to make. The two downsides are that its very high in calories, but there again many comfort foods are, and second that it does not keep well since the bananas tend to brown regardless of the lemon juice after about three days. Which has not been a problem for us since we generally finish this off in two days!
Three ripe bananas sliced lengthwise
I can of dulce de leche
One store bought pie crust (unbaked)
Juice of one lemon ( no pits)
I fuji apple, peeled, cored and sliced thin
Sugar two tablespoons
All purpose flour two tablespoons
Butter 1 tablespoon
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
- Bake a store bought ready made pie crust as instructed on the label ( normally at 400 degrees for 10- 15 minutes until very light brown. Be sure to prick the crust with a fork all over so that it does not puff up unevenly.
- Leave the oven on at the same heat. You will need it for baking the pie one more time.
- Slice three bananas lengthwise.
- Add the juice of one lemon to the slices along with two tablespoons of all purpose flour and two tablespoons of sugar, so that their color will not change and a little sauce will form.
- Slice a peeled and cored Fuji apple and add to the banana and juice mixture.
- Place a can of Dulce de leche ( Carnation makes this delectable mixture)in a pot of hot water for about 10 minutes.
- Remove it from the water, and open the can. The mixture inside should be quite easy to spread now.
- Spread it on the warm ( even hot) baked pie crust making sure to cover the whole bottom and if possibly without breaking the crust, spread it up the sides of the pie crust.
- Then pour the banana-apple mixture on top of the Dulce de leche along with some of the sauce; do not overfill.
- Sprinkle a little butter ( 1 tablespoon) on top and bake in the already hot oven, 400 degrees, for about 10 minutes or until slightly browned on top. Watch it carefully – if its not browning – put the oven on broil, and stand at the oven watching the pie carefully – it will definitely brown in a few minutes or less!
- Remove and cool.