Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Brownie Fudge Pie with Caramel Sauce

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:

Fudgy Brownie Pie 
(adapted from Betty Crocker)

One recipe Pat-A-Pie Crust or graham cracker pie crust

1cup butter or margarine
2cups sugar
2teaspoons vanilla
4eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2cups all-purpose flour
3/4cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4teaspoon salt
1cup chocolate chips
1cup chopped pecans (optional)
1           tablespoon flour

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.

Fudge Pie
One recipe Pat-A-Pie Crust or graham cracker crust

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (not optional!)
  • 1 tablespoon flour

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.


  1. I can't wait to try these recipes. Great photos ;)

  2. Just so the whole world knows: This post has been viewed and tried by people across the US, and the result was unanimously SCRUMPTIOUS!And FYI dear sil, ALL of the tasters knew the original poster in the end... :)

  3. Is this supposed to be served warm/cold/room temp?

  4. It tastes best when served with the pie warm, and the sauce warm. Enjoy!

  5. Wow! Thanks for such a quick response! I am your newest biggest fan!!! I came over your blog on facebook and have been hooked on it since. Tried about 5 of the recipes and they have all been amazing!

  6. Thanks for all the great feedback! Welcome aboard:)

  7. This looks awesome. I have 2 graham cracker crusts that I needa get rid of b4 Pesach. (Yes, it's only a month away, like it or not.) Anyway, naturally I thought of ur website and wasn't disappointed. Thanx.
    BTW, we're still waiting for u guys to cum for Shabbos.

  8. Sorry, I forgot exclamation point. I'll try again- "This looks AWESOME!" Can't wait to try it early tom morning.
    Have a freilichen Purim.


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