If brownies are your jam and pie is your jam, then you have it made with this delish southern brownie pie. It is literally the best of both worlds!
A super fudgy, gooey and chocolatey brownie filling a warm and buttery crust. If you think one piece is hard to finish, you are wrong. My 4 year old ate hers in 5 minutes, like it was her last dessert on earth! She even asked for seconds, but I had to cut her off somewhere!
What is a Southern Brownie Pie?
The answer is a simple one! A batch of my homemade brownies baked within a buttery and flaky pie crust. One piece just sends me to my happy place!
The crust allows for your brownies to stay super gooey, just like the ones in the middle of the pan! And if you are like me, the center brownies are fire (as my kids would say). Da bomb is so outdated and I get made fun of for it!
- All-purpose flour
- Unsalted butter
- Large eggs
- 2 semi-sweet chocolate bars
- Dark Brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Baking powder
- 1 deep dish pie crust: From scratch can also be used and when I have more time I like to use my Great Aunt's recipe (which makes 3-4 crusts)
Step by step instructions
- Brownie pie is a recipe you can whip up in just about 25-30 minutes. Bake time is the longest thing about this recipe.
- First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Take your frozen pie crust and place in refrigerator to remain chilled (while you make batter)
- Second, in a large saucepan melt your baker's chocolate and stick of butter until melted. Once melted, remove from heat and add both sugars.
- Third, add in eggs one at a time and make sure to blend well with spatula after each addition. Fold in the dry ingredients a little at a time until completely combined.
- Lastly, add batter into prepared pie crust and put in the oven. Bake for 45 minutes. Longer will dry the brownie out! Let it cool for at least 15 minutes and then serve and enjoy!
Tips and tricks
- With about 15 minutes left, wrap aluminum foil around the edges of the crust do it won't burn.
- It is okay for the center to come out with batter on it, it is what makes the pie gooey and like a fudge pie!
- You can use a homemade crust and batter, or buy store bought. Both work well!
- It can be stored at room temperature for 3 days, and frozen (by slices) up to one month.
Substitutions and variations
- Nuts (pecans, peanuts)
- Caramel Sauce
- Confectioner's sugar (my favorite)
- Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream
- Sprinkles and hot fudge (you know in case it wasn't fudge enough for you already)
In an air tight container at room temperature for up to seven days.
Southern Brownie Pie
- 1 large saucepan
- 1 medium mixing bowl
- Silicon Spatula
- 1 9 inch pie pan
- 1 6oz Pillsbury deep dish pie crust
- 8 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
- ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 4 large eggs room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup dark brown sugar
- 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder unsweetened
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Take pie crust out of package and set aside until ready to use.
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, put in the chopped chocolate pieces and the 1 stick of butter. Melt on low and stir often. Once it is melted, remove from heat and add both the sugars until combined. Sift all the dry ingredients together and set aside.
- Add in the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Stir in spoonfuls of flour mixture one at a time and blend with spatula until smooth.
- Pour batter into prepared pie crust. Bake for 45 minutes. Inside will still be gooey, which is perfectly ok! Let pie cool for about 15-20 minutes and then serve!
- Store covered at room temperature for up to 7 days.
- Freeze individual slices for up to 1 month.
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Fun fact of the day!
A cow nearly gives 200,000 glasses of milk in her life time. That's a lot of milk! I swear my 2 year old drinks half of that a day!