Brownie Pie has a flaky, buttery homemade pie crust filled with a gooey brownie batter.
I feel like I don’t need to go into a whole lot of detail about this one. Brownies are delicious. Pies are delicious. Throw the best homemade brownie recipe into a flaky, buttery pie crust and it is guaranteed to be delicious.
One of my favorite things about this pie is that you can simplify if, if need be. You could grab a pre-made pie crust and a box of brownie mix from the grocery store and throw this pie together in a matter of minutes.
Ingredients for Brownie Pie
Ingredients for homemade pie crust:
- All-Purpose Flour. Measuring the flour correctly is very important. I suggest weighing your flour out (I use this scale). If you want to use a measuring cup, make sure you spoon the flour into the cup and level it off with a knife. Don’t use the cup to scoop directly from the flour.
- Salt. Salt is a must in baked goods. It will help to balance out the sweetness and improve the overall flavor.
- Unsalted Butter. I always make sure to use unsalted butter when baking because there is no “standard” for the amount of salt they can add to butter. So if you add salt to a recipe and then use salted butter you could end up with a very salty end product.
- Water. The water needs to be cold. Add ice cubes until you are ready to add the water to the dry ingredients.
Ingredients for fudgy brownie filling:
- Unsalted Butter. See above note.
- Light Brown Sugar. Brown sugar adds a softer texture to the finished product.
- Eggs. It will be easier to incorporate the eggs into the batter if they are room temperature.
- Vanilla Extract. Vanilla is a must in baked goods just like salt. Real vanilla adds a better flavor than imitation vanilla.
- All-Purpose Flour. See above note.
- Cocoa Powder. Using a high-quality cocoa powder will lead to a better overall flavor.
- Salt. See above note.
- Chocolate Chips. I prefer semi-sweet chocolate, but you can use whatever you prefer. If you’re wanting puddles of chocolate chop up a chocolate bar instead of using chocolate chips.
How to make Brownie Pie
Homemade Pie Crust
Step 1: In a medium bowl combine the flour and salt.
Step 2: Add the cold butter. Using clean hands work it into the flour until the texture is like breadcrumbs. There can be a few large chunks left.
Step 3: Slowly drizzle the cold water in a little at a time, working it into the dough. When the dough begins to clump together stop adding water.
Step 4: Turn the dough out onto a clean and floured surface and bring the dough together until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated.
Step 5: Form the dough into a disc shape and cover. Chill for at least 2 hours.
Step 6: Spray a pie dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
Step 7: Place the dough on a clean and floured surface and begin to roll it out. The dough should be about 1/8 inch thick.
Step 8: Pick the dough up by rolling it around the rolling pin and then unrolling it over the pie dish. Adjust the dough so that it lays flat against the pie dish. You can cut off or crimp the edges to your liking.
Step 9: Place the dish in the fridge while you make the filling.
Chocolate Brownie Filling
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F).
Step 4: Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Don’t overmix or you will have a tougher brownie filling.
Step 5: Fold the chocolate chips into the mixture and pour into the prepared pie dough.
Step 6: Bake the pie for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pie comes out with only a few moist crumbs. Bake the pie for less time if you want the filling to be gooey.
Step 7: Remove from oven and allow to cool. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
How to store brownie pie
- It is best to store the brownie pie at room temperature wrapped tightly.
- At room temperature, the pie will be best eaten in two day, but can last up to five.
- If you want the pie to last longer, you can cut it into slices, wrap each slice and freeze. Just set each piece out to thaw for an hour before eating. This may slightly change the texture of the brownie filling.
More pie recipes
- Mini Pecan Pie– These mini pies have a flaky crust and are filled with pecan pie filling.
- S’mores Hand Pies– These pies have a flaky pie crust, a chocolate ganache filling, and a toasted marshmallow topping.
- Hoosier Pie– A simple custard pie in a homemade crust.
- Easy Canned Cherry Pie Recipe– A simple fruit pie in a homemade crust
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For Pie Crust:
- 1 1/4 cup (158 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 9 tablespoons (127 grams) unsalted butter cold and cubed
- 1/4 cup ice water
- 12 tablespoons (170 grams) unsalted butter melted
- 1 1/4 cup (226 grams) brown sugar packed
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup (90 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (42 grams) cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (170 grams) chocolate chips
- powdered sugar as needed
For Pie Crust:
- In a medium bowl combine the flour and salt.
- Add the cold butter. Using clean hands work it into the flour until it is a coarse texture with a few larger chunks.
- Slowly drizzle the cold water in a little bit at a time, working it into the dough. When the dough begins to clump together stop adding water.
- Form the dough into a disc shape and cover. Chill for at least 2 hours.
- Spray a pie dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- Place the dough on a clean and floured surface and begin to roll it out. The dough should be about 1/8 of an inch thick.
- Pick the dough up by rolling it around your rolling pin and then unrolling it over the pie dish. Adjust the dough so that it lays flat against the pie dish. You can cut off or crimp the edges to your liking.
- Place the crust in the fridge until ready to use.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
- In a medium bowl mix with a hand mixer combine the melted butter and brown sugar. When fully combined add the eggs and vanilla. Beat until fully combined and light in color.
- In a small bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk to combine and remove any lumps.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
- Pour the batter into the pie dough. Bake the pie for 50-55 or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pie comes out with only a few moist crumbs.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.