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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

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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)


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. I made this with carob and cannot get enough of it. I was seriously doing a happy dance around the kitchen eating it straight from the pan. So worth it! I posted about it on my blog for my third blogiversary and I’d love if you’d check it out :)

  2. Can you add a Graham cracker crust? 

  3. … 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!

  4. Sounds perfect to me!

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

  6. 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! :)

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

    Greetings from Chile.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

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

  22. Wow – that looks insanely good.

  23. That looks divine! Love the picture!

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

  25. Omygosh! Yummy! just yummy!

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

  27. 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!

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

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

  30. It certainly looks just right! What a great idea.

    Good luck with the book!!

  31. 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. . .

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

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

  34. 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!

  35. 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!!

  36. 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!

  37. DELICIOUS !!

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