My name is ClareMom and I like to cook.
I’m so excited about the opportunity to post recipes to MoreClaremore.com. I am a firm believer in family dinners, easy recipes that taste good, and anything with chocolate.
Today’s offering, Brownie Pie, will not disappoint. Like most of my recipes, Brownie Pie was a happy accident. My aunt, uncle, and cousin had just arrived at our home in Claremore after an eight-hour drive from Katy, Texas. They were tired and hungry. My original plan was to make homemade brownies, but then I spied a package of pie shells in the refrigerator whose “born on” date was fast approaching. In a stroke of supreme genius, I thought, “What if I put the brownie mix into the pie shells?” It couldn’t hurt, right?
Right. There wasn’t a crumb left.
2 sticks sweet cream (unsalted) butter (1/2 pound)
2 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
6 one-ounce bars of chocolate – three unsweetened and three semi-sweet.
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
Package of two pie crusts
Cool Whip or vanilla ice cream
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place butter, brown sugar, and chocolate bars in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave just until the chocolate is melted. Stir all ingredients together until well incorporated and allow to cool slightly. Meanwhile, crack four eggs into a separate bowl and whisk them together. Add vanilla extract to the eggs. Then, add the egg mixture to the chocolate mixture stirring quickly to combine. Be sure to stir quickly or you could end up with scrambled eggs! Next, add flour and salt. Mix well. Unroll a pie crust and place in a pie plate. Crimp the corners. For extra decadence, mix chocolate chips into the brownie mix. Pour brownie mixture into the raw pie shell. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes, or until set. Allow it to cool slightly before serving with a dollop of Cool Whip or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. To make brownies instead, pour brownie mixture into a greased 9×13-inch Pyrex pan and bake 40 minutes at 325 degrees.
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