Television presenter Sarah Beeny shares her recipe for the perfect party pie.


  • 220g / 7.75oz can condensed milk225g / 8oz digestive biscuits115g / 4oz butter4 bananas300ml / ½ pint whipping creamGrated choc for decoration 25g / 1oz Brazil Nuts25g / 1oz Pecan Nuts plus some extra for decoration


  • 1.

    In a large pan of water, boil the unopened can of condensed milk for 2 hours, caramelizing the contents of the tin. Take care not to let the pan boil dry.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile in a food processor blitz the biscuits and the nuts together.

  • 3.

    Melt the butter and mix with the biscuit & nut mixture.

  • 4.

    Line an 18cm flan tin or 6 small tartlet tins with foil. Spread the biscuit mixture evenly over the tins cover and chill for 2 hours.

  • 5.

    Slice the bananas finely and layer over the biscuit base and top with the caramelised condensed milk. Whip the cream and spread over the caramel mixture.

  • 6.

    Decorate by sprinkling the grated dark chocolate over the cream. Pop into the fridge for 3 hours then serve.


Please take extreme caution when boiling the tin of condensed milk as it can be dangerous. You can purchase pre-made caramel as an alternative.

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