Friday, October 21, 2011

The less Dangerous Bonafee "Danger" Pie

I'm not one for desserts but I LOVE to bake! When I first saw this picture below I may have drooled a little. Then my sister saw it (the one on Pinterest, not the other one who steals the caramels) and drooled all over herself and insisted that I make this tasty looking treat. 

After reading the ingredients I knew I had to try some options before making this for anyone, especially if I ended up liking it myself. So instead of just using what was listed I used all reduced fat ingredients. My dad didn't even notice and he HATES when I try and make something "healthy," he swears it makes him sick. I love when I can alter a recipe to make it a little less bad for you and no one ever knows the difference. 

Original Version's list of ingredients:
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 tin of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 package of digestive biscuits or graham crackers
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 small bar of chocolate
What I used: 
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1 can Fat Free Condensed Milk (14oz)
  • 1 sleeve Reduced Fat Gram Crackers
  • 1 16oz container Fat Free Cool Whip
  • 1 stick of butter (you just cant replace butter in some recipes)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A few twists of Trader Joe's Sugar, Chocolate, Coffee Bean Grinder (0 calories for 1/4 C)
After reading a few other blogs I found out that if you want a creamer caramel you should boil the can for 2-3 hours but if you want it thicker you boil it for 4 hours. I did not know this at the time of making the recipe, and as you can tell my sauce is thicker than the original picture. I think I actually boiled it for a bit more than 4 hours but it was fine, although next time I'm gonna go for 2 hours and see how it works. Since I like to bake alone its hard to document each step. Not the best pictures but between the original post and what I managed to take I think you get the idea that this is a pretty easy recipe that everyone should try at least once.

This is what a can of Fat Free Condensed Milk looks like after its been in a pot boiling for over 4 hours. Pretty cool huh?

Gram cracker crust before being baked. 

After being baked. 

 And not the fun begins. My attempt at recreating the original picture. 

With the FF Coop Whip topping.

A few twists of delicious Sugar, Chocolate and Coffee Bean 

 And there is your less than dangerous "dangerous" pie. But remember it's still pie so don't go crazy and eat the whole damn thing. 


  1. I'm gonna go for it! I'll be making 2 of these wed. for thanksgiving! Wish me luck! Ill make sure I bake the crust before hand!

  2. Good luck, they are super easy and a big hit! Let me know how they turn out.