The perfect pie for the holidays – a moist and delicious Peppermint Brownie Pie
Easy and Delicious Peppermint Brownie Pie
A few weeks ago my guys were headed to their small group Christmas party and everyone was bringing a dish or dessert. I forgot, of course, until about two hours before they were leaving. At that point, I knew I didn’t want to have them run to the store and pick up something ready made. While that’s a convenient option, it’s Christmastime and I wanted to bake something.
I love to eat cookies, but not so much to bake them. Instead, cakes and pies are my thing. I gathered up what I had on hand and decided this Peppermint Brownie Pie was the way to go.
It’s got chocolate (the brownie filling) and peppermint in the form of Andes candies, which, in my opinion, are one of the most amazing candies ever created.
I also had a big box of pie crusts that I had just bought a few days previously from Sam’s Club (or Costco…I can’t remember which) so that meant my baking time was cut down and I had just enough time to make this so they could take it to the party nice and warm.
Why It’s a Christmas Pie
I consider it a Christmas pie because, well, it has peppermint so I think that’s the only pre-requisite that has to be in place for it to be considered a Christmas Pie.
Peppermint Brownie Pie
- 1 ready-made pie crust
- 3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate broken into pieces
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup mint-flavored chocolate pieces like Andes candies
- Whipped cream for serving
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a saucepan, melt unsweetened chocolate and butter over low heat stirring often. Once fully melted, allow to cool slightly before proceeding to the next step.
- Line pie pan with crust.
- Combine eggs,
- and vanilla until well blended.
- Stir in melted chocolate mixture.
- Add mint candies.
- Place blended mixture in pie crust.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.
- Cool on wire rack.
The pie was a party hit. I made two and we kept one at home…it was gone in 2 days. 😉