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Brownie Pie


205 min

Brownie Pie

Brownie Pie Photo 1




205 min


6 persons




5.00 rating-star (4)


Author: Victoria Bailey
This brownie pie is rich and fudgy with a perfectly crisp crust. Definitely serve with ice cream, whipped cream, and salted caramel.


  • all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling: 1.25 cups
  • granulated sugar: 1 Tbsp
  • kosher salt: 0.5 tsp
  • cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces: 0.5 cup
  • ice water, or more as needed: 3 Tbsp
  • unsalted butter, melted and cooled: 10 Tbsp
  • granulated sugar: 0.75 cup
  • eggs, at room temperature: 2 piece
  • egg yolk, at room temperature: 1 piece
  • canola oil: 2 Tbsp
  • vanilla extract: 1 tsp
  • unsweetened cocoa powder: 0.75 cup
  • all-purpose flour: 0.5 cup
  • instant espresso granules: 2 tsp
  • kosher salt: 0.5 tsp
  • chopped walnuts or hazelnuts: 0.5 cup
  • semisweet chocolate chips, divided: 0.5 cup

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Stages of cooking

  1. For the crust, combine flour, sugar, and teaspoon salt in a food processor and pulse about 3 times until combined. Scatter cold butter over flour mixture in food processor. Pulse about 6 times until butter resembles pea-sized pieces. Drizzle 3 tablespoons water over butter mixture. Pulse about 6 times until couscous-like beads of dough form, adding 1 more tablespoon ice water if needed.
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  2. Transfer dough to a work surface, and press into a single mass. Shape and flatten dough into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
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  3. Unwrap dough and place on a lightly floured work surface. Let dough sit at room temperature for 10 minutes to soften. Dust top of dough with flour. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll disk into a 12-inch circle. Place in a 9-inch pie plate, pressing into bottom and up sides of pie plate. Fold edges under, and crimp as desired. Cover with plastic wrap, and freeze for 30 minutes.
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  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place parchment paper over dough in pie plate; fill with pie weights or dried beans.
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  5. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is starting to set, about 15 minutes. Carefully remove pie plate from oven and take off parchment paper and pie weights. Return pie plate to oven, and bake until pie crust is light golden brown, 8 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
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  6. Whisk together melted butter, sugar, eggs, egg yolk, canola oil, and vanilla extract in a bowl until blended and smooth. Whisk in cocoa, flour, instant espresso, and salt just until combined. Stir in nuts and 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Scrape mixture into cooled crust, and smooth top with a small offset spatula. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top of the pie.
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  7. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes, covering the crust with aluminum foil if it gets too dark. Let cool 20 minutes before serving.
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History of the Brownie Pie:

The Brownie Pie is a delicious twist on the traditional brownie. It is a combination of a pie crust and rich fudgy brownie filling with a crispy crust. The origin of the Brownie Pie is uncertain, but it is believed to have originated in the United States in the early 20th century. This dessert has become a favorite for many, thanks to its delightful combination of flavors and textures.

Tips and Tricks for Brownie Pie Recipe:

  1. Use high-quality ingredients. The flavor of your Brownie Pie is only as good as the ingredients you use. Use the best quality cocoa powder, flour, and chocolate chips you can find.

  2. Chill the pie crust. Chilling the pie crust prior to baking is critical to ensure that it remains firm and crisp.

  3. Don't over-bake the Brownie Pie. The key to a perfect Brownie Pie is to not over-bake it. The center should be slightly gooey when you take it out of the oven.

  4. Use a quality pie dish. A good-quality pie dish promotes even baking, which results in a more evenly cooked Brownie Pie.

  5. Add nuts for texture. Adding chopped walnuts or hazelnuts to the brownie filling adds texture and flavor to this decadent dessert.

Tips for presenting the dish:

  1. Serve with ice cream. Brownie Pie is best served warm with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.

  2. Top with whipped cream. Adding whipped cream on top of your Brownie Pie adds an extra touch of sweetness and texture.

  3. Drizzle with salted caramel. A drizzle of salted caramel sauce is the perfect finishing touch for this already delicious dessert.

  4. Cut into small pieces. Brownie Pie is rich and decadent, so it's best to cut it into small pieces to serve.

  5. Garnish with fresh berries. Adding fresh berries like strawberries or raspberries to your Brownie Pie adds a pop of color and freshness to your dessert plate.

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