One-Bowl Brownie Pie Recipe: This Rich & Decadent Chocolate Pie Recipe Is Crustless by Donna John

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a year ago

One-Bowl Brownie Pie Recipe: This Rich & Decadent Chocolate Pie Recipe Is Crustless

My grandma was a master baker. Not officially, but to her family she was. Her pie crusts were homemade, tender and flaky. I have yet to master a pie crust, and to be honest, have kind of stopped trying to. I buy refrigerated or frozen pie crusts and call it a day. So I love it when I find a pie recipe that doesn't have a crust. That's my kind of pie!

This easy brownie pie recipe doesn't have a crust, requires only one bowl, has minimal ingredients and is quick to prep. The fudgy chocolate pie is made with eggs, granulated sugar, butter, flour, cocoa powder, salt and vanilla. Kahlua, a coffee liqueur, is an optional ingredient, but add it if you have it (you could also use Bailey's). The ingredients are beaten with an electric mixer for about three to four minutes, then poured into a springform pan or pie plate and baked for about 20 to 30 minutes. You want the pie just set (doesn't jiggle) and it should look dry. It will sink as it cools, which it is supposed to do.

You could add some chopped nuts to the batter before baking. Serve this chocolate brownie pie for dessert with whipped cream or warm with vanilla ice cream. Store the leftovers covered on the counter or in the refrigerator.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 25 to 35 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 pie


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • big pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua (optional)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 3 to 4 minutes. 
  2. Pour the batter into a greased 9-inch springform pie or 9-inch pie plate. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until pie is just set and doe not wiggle (top should look dry). Remove and cool. 

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Springform Pans $8 & Up
Pie Plates $8 & Up
Cocoa Powder $3 & Up
Vanilla Extract $4 & Up
Flour $2 & Up

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Donna John
Made this a couple days ago. So rich and delicious!
This chocoholic thanks you for the very delicious recipe.

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