Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cream Cheese Brownie Pie

Cream Cheese Brownie PieI had another picture of this dessert but half the frame was filled with Andrew's mouth about to chomp down on the slice of pie and he wouldn't let me use it.

But it would have been appropriate because the photo really conveyed the intense longing this pie seemed to create around the table when I served it up.

Not that it's really surprising--with brownies, pies, cream cheese and chocolate would you expect anything but success?

Anyway, I got this recipe from the recent Pillsbury Easy Fabulous Pies Tart and More magazine I mentioned a few weeks back and changed it a bit to fit the ingredients I had on hand. I can firmly state that it was worth every penny and fulfilled every expectation of gastronomical delight. You might want to pick up your own copy--it's been a good buy.

1 refrigerated pie crust
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 box chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups hot fudge sauce (see below)

For hot fudge sauce:
1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

For sauce, combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and continue to boil, stirring occasionally, for eight minutes. Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.

For pie crust, prepare crust according to package directions in a 9-inch greased pie pan.

In a bowl beat cream cheese, vanilla and 1 egg until smooth. In a separate bowl beat cake mix, oil, 1 tablespoon of water and remaining 2 eggs together until combined. (Add more water, tablespoon by tablespoon if needed to achieve a consistency that can be spread in the pan).

Spread 1/2 cup of the cake mixture in the bottom of the crust-lined pan followed by 1/2 cup of the hot fudge mix then carefully spoon the cream cheese mixture over the top and finished by topping it off with the remaining cake mixture and top with sprinkled walnuts.

Bake 40-50 minutes at 375 until center is puffed and crust is golden. You might need to cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil to prevent too much browning.

When cooled, pour remaining hot fudge mixture over the top of the pie and serve with vanilla ice cream.

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34 comments:

Bunny B said...

Oh wow!!! YUMMYYYYY!!!

MommySecrets said...

That sounds absolutely delicious!

Beth said...

Holy COW does that look good! Mmmmm.....

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh my goodness... yes please!

Steph

Sheri said...

That looks so good! I'm always trying to change up my brownie recipes, this will be a great new addition. Thanks.

Kelly said...

omg...you have got to be kidding me....if every woman in America made and ate this...there would be bliss on earth! lol I'm getting the ingredients TODAY!

miss bliss said...

wow, that looks sinful! but delish.

Joyful Days said...

That is a terrible torture to those of us who are very "carbohydratedly" challenged.

I'll save this for celebration. Thanks!!

Mina Jade said...

Looks great - I'm fond of chocolate and everything which contains cocoa.

jennwa said...

I am going to have to stop reading your blog. Your recipes make me gain 5 lbs just by looking at them.
That looks so delicious!!!! Makes me want to lick the screen.

Linda S said...

I gained 10 pounds just looking at that...I'm off to write down those ingredients...

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Oh, so yummy! I'm filled with cravings just looking at the picture. I'd like to say I'd go straight to my kitchen to make it, but I'll do something better. I'll print the recipe and take it over to my Mom's so she can bake it and I can eat it :-)

Gray Matters said...

Oh my - that looks so yummy!

Heather said...

That looks heavenly!!! Wish I had a chocolate cake mix on hand!! :o)

Mandy said...

This looks so good! I am going to try it this week, my baking is not the best so I am crossing my fingers!

Lisa said...

That looks heavenly!

Christine said...

I think I just gained two pounds while reading this recipe...

(off to print)

thediaperdiaries said...

holy cow this sounds yummy.

Sandy said...

I would have written a comment, but I was too busy wiping off my keyboard from salivating over that photo!

That recipe looks like a keeper.

verygoodyear said...

That is a pretty sexy looking cake. Good job :]

* TONYA * said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. That looks delicious.

Organizing Mommy said...

For every deeeelicous recipe you post, I want an exercise post to follow. This looks awesome!!

Munchkins and Music said...

Wow, this looks so good! I will have to try this one!!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Thank you! I'll be fillin' out my old jeans in no time!

Amy said...

Oh, that is soooo decadent. It looks delicious!

Sarah said...

oh my word. I am sooo printing this out RIGHT NOW!

Thanks for sharing.

lmerie said...

This dish looks delish!!

Stacey@Look, Mom, Look! said...

You can't beat that recipe! It fits all my cravings: cake, cream cheese and chocolate.
I am definitely going to make this for our next big (or little:)) event.

Sonja said...

Come ON! That's probably one of the most delicious things I've seen. Ever.

Michelle said...

Michelle!!!!!!!


I can't belive that's it's been so long since my last visit and oh delicious this recipe looks ..Thanks..

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

OMG this sounds so decadent AND yummy!!

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

How wicked and sinful - thanks for sharing! :)

Janet said...

That sounds divine. And easy. The best of all possible baking worlds.
I'm printing it out now.

Jeni said...

I bookmarked this way back when you posted it, and made it for the first time last night. It was AWESOME. Wonderful, very fudgy, very rich, very yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!