Brownie Bottom Chocolate Pie
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Recipe Type: Chocolate, Pie, Dessert
 
Swap out a usual pie crust of a French silk with a layer of brownies and you have a brownie bottom chocolate pie, a chocolate lover's dream.
Ingredients
for the crust -
  • 1 recipe of brownies (see the link above)
for the filling -
  • 4 ounces of dark chocolate (at least 60% cacao) i use the ghirardeli 72% melted and cooled
  • 1 cup (2 sticks of butter) at room temperture
  • 1½ cups super fine baking sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 large eggs, cold
  • for the whipped cream topping -
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • shaved chocolate
Instructions
  1. prepare your brownies according to the recipe or package - baking them for 30 minutes in a well greased pie plate
  2. allow to cool completely
  3. once the brownie crust has cooled, begin to make the filling
  4. melt chocolate and cool slightly
  5. in a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light (2 minutes)
  6. scrape down the side of the bowl, and add the melted chocolate and vanilla - blend well and then switch to the whisk attachment
  7. add the cold eggs one at a time - whisking 5 minutes after each addition (this will take you a total of 20 minutes for the 4 eggs)
  8. spread the filling onto your cooled brownie pie crust and chill 4 hours (overnight is best)
  9. before serving whisk your cream with the powdered sugar until you have stiff peaks, spread on the pie and top with some extra shaved chocolate
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/brownie-bottom-chocolate-pie/