Brownie Pie

Get your chocolate fix with this delectable Brownie Pie! Easy and a crowd pleaser!


Brownie Pie | Brownie filling in a flaky pastry shell

Twist on Brownies

I am pretty much guaranteed a happy family when I bake up either chocolate chip cookies or brownies. Granted, both have to be nut-free, and if I happen to work in frosting or extra chocolate, the praise is magnified. But sometimes I need to shake things up a bit. How about baking brownies as a pie filling?  And topping it with whipped cream? Yes, you guessed it. It drew accolades from the entire family.Brownie Pie | Brownie filling in a flakey pastry shell

Easy as Pie!

If you’re not one who likes to roll out a homemade pastry shell, this brownie filling can easily be poured into a premade crust. In fact, the shorter profile of the store bought version  will allow the filling to come right to the rim for a picture perfect presentation. Do not use a deep dish pie pan or purchased deep dish crust or your filling will not come near to filling the well.  Buying your crust makes this dessert a breeze to make. Just melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Pour into the pie shell and bake! Top with vanilla ice cream and fudge sauce or sweetened whipped cream and fresh raspberries. Your brownie pie will be a dessert to remember!Brownie Pie | Brownie filling in a flakey pastry shell

Brownie Pie

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Serves: 8 servings

Brownie batter baked in a pastry shell for an irresistible chocolate pie!
Ingredients
  • One 9 inch pastry shell (not deep dish), homemade or store-bought
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup (1 stick ) butter, cut into tablespoons
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup flour
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. If using homemade pie crust, fit into a 9-inch pie plate. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Combine chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave using 30-second increments till chocolate is melted, stirring frequently. Mix in sugar and let cool for a couple minutes
  3. Whisk in eggs and vanilla, then stir in flour and salt until just combined.
  4. Pour into pie crust and bake 40 minutes or till crust is brown and top of brownies is appears set. Cool to room temperature.
  5. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

 

Brownie Pie | Brownie filling in a flakey pastry shell

Comments

  1. Brownie pie?! Have never heard of it! But everything what says brownie is good 😀

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    This would be perfect for the holidays in a few months!!

  3. I’m back ! I missed your delicious desserts Liz!! These tarte looks terrific, it’s perfect for the “rentrée”!

  4. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    I like pie in all shapes and forms, sounds great:@)

  5. Anything brownie is good and this looks delicious The fact that it’s quick and easy is an added bonus.

  6. Dear Lizzy, this looks like such a rich and indulgent treat. I love brownie pie..the whipped cream brings it all together. xo, Catherine

  7. Brownie pie? Genius… and I can see why it received accolades from your toughest critics.

    And can we talk about that crust. . .it is so beautiful. I am assuming you made it as I have never seen store bought crust that looks this divine.

  8. yes, chocolate is always a win 😉 This pie looks so decadent and perfect!

  9. A brownie pie?! Liz, this is brilliant, love this!

  10. Love love love that you used a prepared pie crust for this. Brownies certainly get so many more oohs and aahs when it’s in pie form! <3

  11. My mother in law used to make a brownie pie. I think your recipe looks much simpler! Can’t wait to try it. My husband could use some good memories!

  12. claudia lamascolo says:

    looks so good Liz!

  13. This is a very clever idea! Two of my favorite desserts in one!

  14. This sound wonderful but honestly I don’t need the crust, I’d be happy with just the brownie. YUM!

  15. Hi Liz, this would be a home run in my family, anything brownie and pie, yum!

  16. Brownie is good with anything, but putting in a pie is so clever! This is a perfect ending to any meal.

  17. Oh my word, Liz. I think you’ve just combined two of my favorite desserts into one amazing monster dessert. I NEED this in my life! Fantastic!

  18. I love brownie pie! what an easy recipe, too! Thanx for posting!

  19. Brownie Pie – what’s not to LOVE!!! Looks awesome.

  20. OMG! That is the best looking pie ever! Looks so delicious, I wish I could take a giant bite now.
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

  21. I’ve never bought a pre-made pie shell but I do often pie pastry because as Jamie Oliver says, (who buys stock cubes), ‘I’m busy’. A shortcut in the kitchen here and there is nothing to feel guilty about. I have never had a brownie pie! This looks delicious. And I was so impressed to read your kids write thank you notes. I do encourage that etiquette but struggle with results! xx

  22. I could never say no to this, count on me whenever you try this out 🙂 Wish I could live closer to you:)

  23. I love brownie pie! And this one here looks incredibly delish. Love how east this recipe is. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  24. Now we can have the best of both worlds in a pie! xoxo

  25. Oh my goodness a brownie pie is such a brilliant idea! Two favorites into one – it looks incredible, Liz!

  26. Ive been looking for a delicious dessert to make for when family come over in a few weeks time and this looks the THE perfect thing! Thank you for this!

  27. This looks sinfully decadent! The crust looks so flaky and the chocolate brownie so moist..a perfect combo, Liz.

  28. When I could have chocolate, those were my fave kind of pies!!

  29. This looks totally drool worthy Liz. I think it would be a hit with just about anyone. The brownie filling is so rich and moist, yum!!

  30. Wow-wee, Liz! Bet the brownie pie did indeed bring praise from your family…Thank you for the yummy brownie how-to =) P.s. So glad somebody else likes whipped cream as much as I do =)

  31. Oh what a pie! I’m craving a big slice now!

  32. So simple and yet dreamy and decadent! That’s my kind of dessert!

  33. Lizzy,
    Chocolate goes over big in my house too. Love easy recipes.
    Annamaria

  34. Way too easy and tempting!

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