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Brownie Pie

Brownie Pie

I’ve been meaning to make this for weeks. Craving it. Dreaming about it.

But you know what? I’ve been a hopelessly lazy baker lately. Chalk it up to the fact that the cookbook is done (done? for real? Indeed! And I hope to share more with you soon), and after months of stressful deadlines and baking nonstop all weekend long, I’m having a hard time getting my butt of the couch (but really, can you blame me?)

But finally the cravings got the better of me, and I made it. On a Monday night. In the middle of cooking dinner.

It’s that easy.

The result is just what you think: a brownie in pie form. It’s not fancy. It’s not decadently rich. In reality, it’s just right. Easy to throw together and even easier to eat half the pie before dinner is even ready (oops).

Brownie Pie

Yield: 1 9-inch pie

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup dark chocolate cocoa
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate or semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup freshly whipped cream (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Generously grease a 9-inch pie plate or 3 to 4 mini pie plates.

Combine sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and salt in a mixing bowl and beat at medium speed with an electric mixer. Beat in flour and cocoa. Stir in chocolate morsels and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake for 40 minutes (30 to 35 minutes for mini pie plates) or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Let cool at least 30 minutes before slicing. Serve topped with whipped cream, if desired.

Recipe from Ingredients, Inc.

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  1. 1
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 9:13 am

    DELICIOUS !!

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  2. 2
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 9:14 am

    yummmm I wish I could just grab a piece of it through the screen and enjoy with my coffee right now! :) Good idea of combining both!

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  3. 3
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 9:14 am

    This combines my two favorite desserts! YUM! (But those optional walnuts just don’t even exist, if you ask me. I can never bring myself to ruin brownies by adding nuts.)

    Also, COOKBOOK?? Yes please. And thank you. :) Can’t wait!!

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    • Posted On September 19, 2011 at 9:18 am

      Do you see walnuts in my pie? :) I take the optional part very seriously. hehe.

  4. 4
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 9:15 am

    i can’t make that. why? because i would eat the whole damn thing in about 2 seconds flat. brownies are my weakness!

    also, what a dreamy photo!

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  5. 5
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I love the blue/cool hues in the picture! Definitely don’t blame you for staying put on the couch! downtime is good (sometimes)

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  6. 6
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Wow looks so yummy, and I just can’t take my eyes of that photo. Gorgeous!

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  7. 7
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 9:21 am

    mmmm, I’ve been craving brownies lately too! I may have to bake some myself today and maybe even blog about it ;-) I wonder how this recipe pairs with some cheesecake filling??? hmmmm. . .

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  8. 8
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 9:25 am

    It certainly looks just right! What a great idea.

    Good luck with the book!!
    Magda

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  9. 9
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Yeah, I’ll take a piece or three of this!

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  10. 10
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Genius idea! And I love the idea of topping it with whipped cream. I cannot wait for the cookbook – eep!

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  11. 11
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Chocolate + sea salt is my favorite. This is generally how I make brownies… it’s easy (and I’m lazy, too) :) Haven’t tried it with whipped cream though!

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  12. 12
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Love this idea, sounds perfect for a cold autumn day!

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  13. 13
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Omygosh! Yummy! just yummy!

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  14. 14
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 10:06 am

    How ’bout I just open my mouth and you start shoving. Cool?

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  15. 15
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

    That looks divine! Love the picture!

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  16. 16
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Wow – that looks insanely good.

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  17. 17
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Can’t wait for your cookbook, Lindsay! The pie looks just perfect. My husband (a brownie lover) would die for this!

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  18. 18
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    If there is one thing you are definitely NOT, it’s lazy! Glad to see you got your brownie pie! I remember you tweeting (or talking?) about it around the time of the state fair judging.

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  19. 19
    Posted On September 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    This looks perfect… I love brownies, even more when they are rustic and warm like yours pictured.

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  20. 20
    Posted On September 20, 2011 at 12:07 am

    If I wasn’t in bed, in my pyjamas, with my cup of tea and a whole lotta cookbook envy …

    I’d make one of these right now.

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  21. 21
    Posted On September 20, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Looking perfect! But brownie is always good, any form, any shape…
    Really excited to hear about your book. Any idea when it will be finished?

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  22. 22
    Posted On September 20, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I realized I had become a lazy baker recently when a carton of eggs was still in the fridge after a week. It kind of made me sad. But this little brownie pie could pull me out of that rut! It sound perfect for a cozy night and a big glass of milk.

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  23. 23
    Posted On September 20, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Send me one!! Now!! ;) This looks amazing! What a killer recipe!

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  24. 24
    Posted On September 20, 2011 at 10:36 am

    this looks like my mom’s fudge pie, which is the best thing ever. so excited for your cookbook!

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  25. 25
    Jo Green
    Posted On September 20, 2011 at 10:38 am

    A brownie in pie form?! Sounds like I have died and gone to heaven…. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!!!

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  26. 26
    Posted On September 20, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    this is my kind of dessert. I think I need to make it tonight!

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  27. 27
    Posted On September 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Gorgeous photo! I can see why you would be craving this.

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  28. 28
    Posted On September 20, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Some days, it really seems as though dessert first is the only option…

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  29. 29
    Posted On September 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh. If I could eat this right now… *sigh* total heaven! Definitely making!

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  30. 30
    Posted On September 21, 2011 at 11:05 am

    This looks amazing, Lindsay! I love the photo, especially.

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  31. 31
    Posted On September 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    This recipe it’s just mouthwatering. I’ll do it for sure for my boyfriend, he loves brownies.

    Greetings from Chile.

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  32. 32
    Posted On September 22, 2011 at 3:49 am

    About to go back to uni and living with relative strangers, i have a feeling this will win me some serious brownie points! (i didnt even mean to make a pun then…honest!) really…gorgeous, and cant wait to hear more about the book! :)

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  33. 33
    Posted On September 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Brownies are quite possibly my favorite dessert. This variation looks so delectable, I think I may just have to try it myself!

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  34. 34
    Posted On October 3, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Sounds perfect to me!

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    Kitty
    Posted On October 6, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    … I may have displeased the Brownie goods doing it, but I made it entirely gluten and dairy free. And you know what? It still tastes AWESOME. I think I have a new love!

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