Brownie Pie with Pecans: Brownies with a little twist.
Pie-dressed brownies have been an interesting novelty for my guests. Once I explained the process and its simplicity, they were truly overjoyed. The delightful brownie taste is still there, while the pie crust keeps it all together. Keeping brownies in one piece is usually a challenge for me. So this is an easy and guaranteed way to have both the crust and the chocolate taste. Give it a try!
The best news is that you can include youngsters in the process: while you cut the slices, they can add the filling or ice cream to serve the dessert.
That gives them a sense of importance, and they also learn some of the skills needed for them to be complete, supportive persons and partners once they have grown.
Once you cut the pie crust to bake the pie, here is an example of what to do with the crust leftovers:
Simply cut the flowers, egg wash them, bake and garnish with your favourite spread. Story completed :
- Store-bought pie crust
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
- ⅓ tsp baking powder
- 5 Tbsp ground pecans
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Roll out the pie crust.
- Spray a pie dish and place the pie crust in the dish (9 inches diameter). Leave aside.
- Preheat the oven to 180° C / 356° F.
- Mix the egg whites and icing sugar in a bowl until stiff peaks form.
- Slowly add the egg yolks, vanilla extract, baking powder, pecans and lemon juice and continue mixing with a spatula.
- Pour the brownie filling into the dish over the pie crust.
- Bake for approx 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Cool completely before serving.
- Serve with your favourite spread.