Sunday, November 27, 2011
Brownie Pie with Cream Cheese Filling
I confess, I am not the best baker, but I am a great cook. Some tell me it is because I eyeball everything when I cook, rarely taking the time to accurately measure things out or follow a recipe. Well, this pie I made this past weekend was absolutely one of the easiest things that I have ever created and tasted equally delicious. This is a great dessert to take to an upcoming Holiday party. Believe me, everyone will be asking for your recipe!
1 ready made pie crust~ I prefer Pillsbury
1 box Pillsbury fudge brownies
1 tablespoon water
3 tablespoons sugar
1 package of cream cheese (8oz.)
1/4 cup oil
1 can of Pillsbury hot fudge frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a pie plate with your crust.
In your mixer, combine the cream cheese, sugar and 1 egg. Mix until well incorporated and then set aside in a separate bowl.
Next in a large bowl, combine the brownie mix, 2 eggs, oil and 1 tablespoon of water.
Spread a 1/4 cup of the brownie mixture into the bottom of the pie crust. Next gently spread the cream cheese mixture on top of that brownie mix. Finally, evenly spread the remainder of the brownie mix on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 50 minutes until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean. The pie top may have cracks.
While pie is beginning to cool, place a 1/2 cup of frosting into the microwave for 15 seconds. Drizzle the frosting on top of the pie in a gridlike pattern.
We serve this pie with vanilla ice cream. You could also add a variety of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, candy bars, chopped nuts to the brownie batter prior to baking to customize this pie as well. The possibilities are endless.
This pie requires refrigeration. Cool 3 hours prior to serving.
This recipe is based on a winning recipe from the Pillsbury Bakeoff. For more of Tilly's Nest recipes, hop on over to Tastebook!
Photo Credit: Tilly's Nest