Brownie-Walnut Pie

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this unbeatable combination of gooey brownies and flaky pie crust.

Brownie-Walnut Pie
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
40 mins
Cool Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter

  • 3 ounce unsweetened chocolate, cut up

  • 1 Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 Hot Fudge Sauce or fresh fruit, such as raspberries, sliced strawberries, or sliced peaches, or vanilla ice cream (optional)

Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ¼ cup butter, cut up, or shortening

  • ¼ cup cold water

Hot Fudge Sauce

  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate pieces

  • ¼ cup butter

  • cup sugar

  • 1 5 ounce can evaporated milk

Directions

  1. For filling, in a small heavy saucepan melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; cool for 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare and roll out Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry circle and trim. Crimp edge as desired.

  3. For filling, in a medium bowl combine eggs, sugar, flour, and vanilla; stir in the chocolate mixture and nuts.

  4. Pour filling into a pastry-lined pie plate. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. If desired, serve with Hot Fudge Sauce, fresh fruit, or vanilla ice cream. Makes 8 slices.

Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie

  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pieces are pea size.

  2. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the flour mixture; toss with a fork. Push moistened pastry to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tablespoon of the water at a time, until flour mixture is moistened. Gather flour mixture into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together.

  3. On a lightly floured surface use your hands to slightly flatten pastry. Roll pastry from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter.

  4. Wrap pastry circle around the rolling pin. Unroll into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate without stretching it.

  5. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry even with the plate's edge. Crimp edge as desired. Do not prick pastry. Fill and bake as directed in recipes.

Hot Fudge Sauce

  1. In a small heavy saucepan melt chocolate pieces and butter over medium heat. Add sugar; gradually stir in evaporated milk until sugar dissolves. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently over low heat for 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Serve warm over ice cream.

Brownie-Chip Pie:

Prepare as above, except substitute 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces, chocolate-mint pieces, or raspberry-flavor pieces for the walnuts. Per serving: 653 cal., 37 g total fat (20 g sat. fat, 1 g trans fat), 125 mg chol., 300 mg sodium, 79 g carbo., 4 g fiber, 8 g pro. Exchanges: 2.5 Starch, 2.5 Other Carbo., 7 Fat

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

645 Calories
41g Fat
67g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 645
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 298mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 9g
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Potassium 218mg 5%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 84.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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