This is not to be confused with Fudgy Chocolate Cream Pie. I just wanted to make that clear, you know. Every chocolate pie deserves it's own fifteen minutes of fame, and this one is no different! In all seriousness though, (since chocolate is quite a serious topic for most of us) this pie is made for serious brownie lovers, and chocolate fanatics alike. Its so ridiculously easy to make, its a pity not to! I never try just one recipe, purely for scientific purposes, of course. So I made two different recipes with essentially the same ingredients,but different measurements. The first one I made was from the Betty Crocker website. Then I tried a recipe from Allrecipes. They both rocked my world, although in slightly different ways. Betty Crocker's is a very rich, dense chocolate pie. It has a great texture with a strong chocolate flavor. The peanut butter caramel sauce offset the chocolateyness (how in heavens name do you spell that?!) perfectly. The recipe from Allrecipes was delicious as well. The chocolate wasn't quite as strong, but the fudgey texture just blew my mind. Although they were both heavenly, if I had to pick one to make again, I would pick the one from allrecipes. Since I like my readers to come to their own educated decisions, it would only be fair to post both recipes. Let me know which one you make and how you liked it! So, here ya go:
(adapted from Betty Crocker)
One recipe Pat-A-Pie Crust or graham cracker pie crust
|1||cup butter or margarine|
|4||eggs, slightly beaten|
|1 1/2||cups all-purpose flour|
|3/4||cup unsweetened baking cocoa|
|1||cup chocolate chips|
|1||cup chopped pecans (optional)|
Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare pie crust according to instructions. In a 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat; remove from heat. Stir in sugar, vanilla and eggs until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa and salt until smooth. Pour chocolate chips into a ziploc bag. Add flour and shake well. Stir into batter. Spread evenly in pie crust.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until set. Cool 1 hour.
One recipe Pat-A-Pie Crust or graham cracker crust
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a medium saucepan, melt butter or margarine. Stir in sugar,eggs and vanilla extract. Add flour and cocoa powder and mix until well combined. Pour chocolate chips into a ziploc bag. Add flour and shake well. Stir into batter. Spread evenly in pie crust.
Bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minutes.
Serve either pie warm with warm Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce (an absolute must! You can make it early and refrigerate it until needed, but whatever you do, don't skip the caramel sauce!!) and whip cream. For serious chocolate lovers, you can drizzle on warmed basic chocolate glaze.
For my very observant readers, you may have noticed that the pictures posted here are all of the same pie (Betty Crocker's) Where is the other pie you may ask? How dare I post a recipe without a sneak preview of what you shall be eating? Well, um, so, you see, um, if I were to take a picture, it would kinda look like this...
Yeah....it was that good.