Brownie Pie is a chocolatey combination of two favorite desserts! Chocolate chips and homemade chocolate brownie batter baked in a flaky pie crust.
Like our crazy popular Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza, this is another gooey, chocolatey dessert that takes a classic treat to the next level! I started with my classic Brownies for this recipe but feel free to swap out any of our other Brownie Recipes.
Fun twists on classic desserts is an easy way to revamp your favorite recipes. When they are tried and true like brownie recipes, you are already pretty familiar with how they are going taste, yet they are still a delightful surprise!
This recipe takes my well-loved Fudge Brownie recipe and turns it into something special. It’s so gooey and chocolatey, my kids (and husband) try to scrape every last bite from the pie plate. I don’t mind as much because when it’s made from scratch like this recipe, I know what exactly ingredients are going in.
The only timesaving hack I use in this recipe is to use a frozen pie crust that has been thawed to room temperature. I like to pick up one up with as few ingredients as possible. I did include instructions below if you want to use a box brownie mix for those days when you need a break!
Now, like my Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza (also known as a Pizookie), I want to warn that when I say gooey I mean OOEY GOOEY chocolate brownie filling. Not quite a lava cake texture, but the insides are meant to be softer than your typical fudge brownie.
This gooey Brownie Pie is so sweet and delicious, it can be enjoyed how it is. However, if you really have a sweet tooth, you can serve it with a frosting (we think Cream Cheese Frosting is best) or with some Vanilla Ice Cream.
Bring a show stopping dessert to your next potluck or family gathering. Brownie Pie can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 4 days. To reheat, stick in an oven at 250 degrees for 15 minutes, or until warm. You want to reheat at lower temperature so that your pie crust doesn’t burn or and your filling stays melty.
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HOW TO MAKE BROWNIE PIE
- Make Brownie Batter: You can make the homemade version below or use a pre-made box mix version. Either way don’t skimp on the chocolate chips.
- Add pie crust to tin: Fill with batter, don’t fill too high. If your pie plate is smaller than described the batter will rise too high and you’ll possibly overflow the tin or overwhelm the edges of the crust.
- Top with Extra Chocolate Chips: Extra chocolate never hurts, and this makes for a beautiful top to your pie. You can even mix it up with lots of varieties.
- Bake to your liking: We like it slightly fudgy. If you want more fully baked brownies add 10-15 more minutes but cover edges of pie crust with foil.
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VARIATIONS ON BROWNIE PIE
- Chocolate: Instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips, substitute white chocolate or dark chocolate chips. You can also use butterscotch or mint chips.
- Nuts: Add in a handful of crushed walnuts or pecans to your chocolate brownie batter to give the brownie filling more crunch.
- Blondies: Make this into a Blondie Pie by leaving out the unsweetened cocoa powder and swapping ¼ cup of the granulated sugar for brown sugar. Add some sprinkles to make the batter more like my Cake Batter Blondies.
- Mini Brownie Pies: Using a 2-3 inch round cookie cutter, cut out small crusts. Place in small ramekins or a large muffin tin. Fill cups with brownie batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Sundae: This decadent, fudgy brownie dessert gets even better with a scoop of ice cream, drizzled with Salted Caramel Sauce or Hot Fudge (or both!), and sprinkled with crushed walnuts.
- Crust: I used a pastry pie crust for this but you could also use a Graham Cracker Crust. Go for chocolate overload and use chocolate grahams instead of honey grahams!
BROWNIE PIE WITH BROWNIE MIX
For those days when you want Brownie Pie, but you want to make it a little easier on yourself (or don’t have all the ingredients on hand), here is my hack on how to use brownie mix to make a Brownie Pie.
- 1 pie crust
- 1 box brownie mix, 23-ounce
- ½ cup water
- 1 egg
Heat oven to 350 and line pie pan with crust. Mix brownie mix, water and egg. Pour into pie pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
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HOW TO STORE BROWNIE PIE
- Serve: Don’t leave Brownie Pie for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
- Store: This dish can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, in an airtight container.
- Freeze: Cool the pie completely and seal tightly before freezing up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge to serve.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line your pie tin with your pie crust.
- Whisk together melted butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.
- Add the cocoa powder and flour and whisk until just combined.
- Stir in ¾ cup of the chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into pie crust.
- Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the batter.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes (tent with aluminum foil if pie crust is browning too quickly).