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Pie & Pastries | November 18, 2016

Fudge Brownie Pie

If you love brownies as much as I love brownies, you’re going to love this pie. Fudge Brownie Pie is a rich chocolately brownie, baked in a flaky pie crust. Making a pie doesn’t get much easier than ABK’s Fudge Brownie Pie!

Fudge Brownie Pie

Last summer I was daydreaming about pie and my thoughts turned to new pie creations for Thanksgiving. I have my traditional pie favorites, but every year I like to experiment with at least one or two new ideas to mix up the expected. If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know how much I love brownies. There are probably at least a dozen different brownie recipes on ABK.  But no brownie pie recipe until now!

Fudge Brownie Pie
simple fudge brownie pie

If you’re a first time pie maker, this is the absolute perfect pie for you! Fudge Brownie Pie is a beginner pie, but tastes like you’ve been baking for a lifetime. Take a look at this tutorial  for step by step flaky pie crust instructions (you’ll need 1/2 of the recipe for a single crust). If you’d like a more in depth tutorial, take a look at ABK’s Essential Holiday Dinner Guide!

Fudge Brownie Pie

Brownies vary all over the board in texture ( cake like to fudge) and depth of chocolate flavor. I love a brownie that’s kind of in the middle. Not too wet and not too cakey. I like every type of chocolate, whether it is dark or light or in-between… Let’s be honest, I have hardly ever met a home made brownie I didn’t like!  I envisioned this pie as a dark chocolate brownie resting in a light flaky pie crust.  I opted to make this brownie filling without nuts, but I know it would be amazing with a  cup of roughly chopped walnuts or pecans! If you are serving this to an older crowd, I highly suggest adding nuts.

Fudge Brownie Pie

I love Callebaut Royal Dutch Chocolate powder and also Trader Joe’s “Pound Plus” dark chocolate bars (which I use in  our favorite NY Times Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe),  found in stores or online. Any good quality dark chocolate bar and unsweetened cocoa powder will work! The key here is to use good quality chocolate. It definitely  make a difference in this recipe, since chocolate is the star ingredient. This pie is best when served warm. You can bake it ahead and warm up individual pieces or just serve it at room temperature. If the pie sits until completely cooled, the butter and chocolate have time to solidify and you’ll get nice clean slices, if  serving warm, the pie may fall apart a bit when sliced. It’s absolutely delicious slightly warm, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipping cream.

Fudge Brownie Pie

I didn’t make a  whipped cream topping, but on Thanksgiving, we are serving Fudge Brownie Pie with a chocolate whipped cream (made with whipping cream, cocoa powder and powdered sugar).

Is it Thanksgiving yet????

5 from 8 votes

Fudge Brownie Pie

Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Si Foster, A Bountiful Kitchen, adapted from Allrecipes


  • 1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell recipe link on post
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 oz chopped dark chocolate bar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour


  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees and place rack on lowest shelf in oven.
  2. Prepare pie crust according to directions. See recipe notes.

Make filling:

  1. Melt butter in a small pan. Remove from heat.
  2. Add sugar and vanilla, whisk until mixed well.
  3. Whisk in two beaten eggs to butter mixture.
  4. Add cocoa powder, chopped chocolate and flour to pan. Fold in until wet and dry ingredients are incorporated. This will take just a few turns of the spatula, do not over mix!
  5. Scrape brownie filling into prepared unbaked pastry shell.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Let sit on counter for at least one hour before serving.

Recipe Notes

-Use a 9 inch shallow pie plate for this recipe. Do not use a deep dish pie plate. -If you would like to add nuts, add 1 cup of roughly chopped nuts to the batter with the flour and reduce the cooking time to 35 minutes. -I highly suggest baking on the bottom rack of the oven (not the bottom of the oven, the bottom rack). Place the rack on the lowest shelf setting of the oven. This will insure the bottom crust is cooked without the top of the pie getting overcooked.

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  1. Hi! I am making this pie for Thanksgiving, we are traveling so I was going to made it Wednesday night but wanted to heat it up to serve on Thursday. Any suggestions on how to do so? Thank you! This will be my first pie 🙂

    1. Brielle,
      I would undertake it a bit, maybe for 20-30 minutes instead of 40, then bake it for about 20 minutes on 350 on Thanksgiving day. make sure the oven is completely preheated and the pie is at room temperature. Don’t refrigerate it. This should allow for th pie to finish cooking and also heat it up a bit! Good luck and let us know how it turned out!

      1. This turned out amazing! I made it again this eeek and for leftovers just reheated in the microwave and it was perfect!! Big hit will def make again! Thank you

  2. Just to clarify, you do not bake the crust before adding the brownie filling? And yes, chocolate whip cream is going to blow my mind ????

  3. I made this today for Thanksgiving. When all the other pies had 2 or 3 slices gone out of them, this one was GONE!! Deeeeeeelish!! Will definitely be making this one again!

  4. Could I make this pie with milk chocolate bars? I tried it with the dark chocolate and it was a little to bitter for my kiddos? Any suggestions?

    1. It was yummy to me but too dark for General people. I won’t make this again unless the percentage of chocolate you use is posted.

  5. How could I bake this if I wanted to do an already baked pie crust? Thank you!…I’m awful at pie crust so if I can make a short cut!

    1. Jackie,
      I wouldn’t recommend using an already baked pie crust. The crust would bake even more and become dry while the brownie is cooking. If you would like to save time, perhaps you could buy pre-made pie crust that hasn’t been cooked yet. You can find it in the freezer section in your grocery store.
      Thanks for reading ABK!

  6. I have a gas oven. I do not bake anything on the bottom rack of my oven at all. I will not be making this.
    Oh well, this looks good though.

    1. Heather,
      Does your gas oven burn on the bottom rack? Have you baked a pie in your oven before? If so, this recipe may be able to be adapted to bake in your oven. This is a delicious pie, and very easy!

  7. Si, I am thinking of making a couple of these pie for a upcoming family gathering. I am an experienced pie maker but hesitate to make these for an event without trying it first. But I do not have that luxury.
    Do you think they are worth the extra trouble vs just regular brownies and is there a learning curve, I should be awate of before making them? Or should I feel confident in just forging ahead. I appreciate your help

    1. Hi Shelley,
      Honestly, this is a very simple recipe! If you want to make something a little more special than a pan of brownies, yes i would choose this recipe. If you’re in a hurry, purchase pie crusts (unbaked) form into a pie plate and then make the brownie filling. I think your family will love it! No special instructions except make sure to follow directions and under bake the brownie a bit!

  8. Hi! Have you made multiple pies at the same time before? I would like to double or triple the recipe. Do you know the proper measurements to double/triple the recipe? Thx!

    1. Tiffany,
      You may double this recipe. Im not sure I’d triple it? Same measurements. The baking time may increase just a bit with two pies in the oven at once.
      If you give it a try, come back and let us know if you made any adjustments and your recommendations!

  9. 5 stars
    I really love this recipe. It is going to be part of our Thanksgiving pie line up from here on out. It is great! I’m a huge chocolate lover and brownie in a pie is fabulous!

    1. Me too, Janey, I love anything chocolate and this pie is perfect to make during the holiday season. Thanks for sharing!

  10. 5 stars
    SERIOUSLY INCREDIBLE!!!! Made this for a Friendsgiving and wanted to switch things up from the usual pumpkin/ apple. Everyone was blown away about how delicious this was! It was beyond moist, super chocolate, and the perfect pair to homemade whipped cream. Highly recommend.

    1. I agree Juliana, this recipe is one of my favorites because it’s so different than traditional holiday pie flavors. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing!

  11. Hi, Si. I just put this pie in the oven (bottom rack 😉). The filling seemed a bit skimpy inside the unbaked pie crust. I suspect it will “bake-up” like brownies do? Thanks. The kids are excited about this one.

  12. 5 stars
    We LOVE pie at our house. I had never made a brownie pie, but decided to try a new recipe for National Pie Day today. This pie will be a regular now and is definitely going on the lineup for our annual pie night in November from here on out. We all loved it! The brownie flavor was delicious.

    My husband and I left the house for a couple of hours. When we left there was 1/2 a pie in the pie plate. When we got home there was no pie left and all my kids asked if I could make it again tomorrow….

    Thank you for another fantastic recipe.

  13. 5 stars
    Made for 3.14 Pi Day! Easy & delicious! We used Trader Joe’s pie crust & Trader Joe’s “Pound Plus” dark chocolate bar (which was 2x size of what we needed so we’ll be making another Fudge Brownie Pie soon!). We also whipped up some Trader Joe’s whipping cream, which complemented the pie nicely. Especially appreciated the tip of the lowest oven rack! Thank you!

    1. Michele,
      I’m glad your Pi Day baking was such a success! You really can’t go wrong with ingredients from Trader Joe’s and this pie recipe! Thank you for your positive feedback and thanks for reading ABK.

  14. 5 stars
    I first made this brownie pie 2 years ago and holy cow is it yummy! It is now the pie we get asked to bring to every holiday because everyone loves it. The kids especially always rush to get in line to get a slice of this pie before it’s gone. A big bonus is it is one of the easiest pies I have ever made. You can’t go wrong with this pie!

    1. Hi Joann! The measurements for the chocolate whipped cream are- One cup heavy whipping cream, 1/4 to 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 1 to 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder. Make it the same way you would plain whipped cream. Thanks for reading ABK!

  15. 5 stars
    Fudge. Brownie. In a pie? This whips up super fast and is always a hit. Lucky for me my family likes fruit pies more than chocolate so more for me 😉

  16. 5 stars
    One of our go to pies now! We love the brownie so much we use it as our brownie recipe too just don’t use crust! That is saying a lot since I’m a brownie snob!