This recipe came about during a heavy snowstorm we are receiving today. My daughter was experiencing some cabin fever, so I thought that baking something might take her mind off things. She asked to make a chocolate pie, but she didn’t want a pudding or a custard pie. After searching Pinterest for a while, I came across some recipes for brownie pies and merged the ideas together to make this dessert.
The pie is definitely all brownie, and my husband liked that it did not rise too high. He gave it rave reviews, even saying, “now this is how I like my brownies.” My daughter (who is a picky eater even when it comes to desserts), absolutely loved it. Quick to throw together with easy hand-on ingredients, I’m sure this one will be making its appearance again.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9.5" glass pie pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a stand mixer, add the butter, eggs, sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed for 4 minutes, scraping down sides with a rubber spatula half-way through.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Pour mixture into prepared pie pan. Smooth top. Bake for 30 minutes or until pie is set (no longer jiggly) and looks dry on top.
- Let pie cool on wire rack. (Pie will sink as it cools). Slice and serve.