Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Caramel Brownie Pie for Pi (3.14) Day

I had planned to post a leprechaun treat today, but then I remembered it was Pi day!  I made this pie on Sunday, partly for the purpose of having a pie to post, but got so wrapped up in St Patrick's Day treats since then that I almost forgot about it.  I'm so glad I didn't!
This pie is adapted from a Paula Deen recipe.  I used Trader Joe's Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce in place of butterscotch, which was called for in the original recipe.  The pie is not difficult, especially with a ready-made pie crust.  You can barely see the crust in the photos because my pie pan was an inch too small, so the pie sort of baked a bit over the edge of the pan. 
This Caramel Brownie Pie is much better on the second, and even third, day. The flavors seemed to meld together and the pie became more dense, which I prefer. Drizzling caramel on the top of the pie is a must!

A giant brownie pie with salted caramel on the inside and out...what's not to love? :)

Caramel Brownie Pie (Adapted from Corrie's Butterscotch Brownie Pie~Paula Deen)

1 pie crust from a 14.1-ounce box of refrigerated pie crust
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 large eggs, divided
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
6 ounces semisweet chocolate (I used chocolate chips), 
melted and cooled slightly.
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup fleur de sel caramel sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
On a lightly floured surface, unroll pie crust.  Roll pastry into a 12-inch circle. Press pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate, crimping edges, if desired.
In a medium bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed with a mixer until fluffy.  Ad 3 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in vanilla.  Stir in melted chocolate until combined.
In a small bowl, combine flour and baking powder.  Gradually add to the butter mixture, beating until smooth.  Spoon batter into prepared crust.
In a small bowl, combine caramel sauce and remaining egg. Spoon caramel mixture by tablespoonfuls over brownie pie.  gently swirl batter with a knife.  Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife (or wooden pick) inserted in center comes out clean.  Let cool 30 minutes before serving.


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  1. caramel brownie pie!! *drools*

  2. Does it have to be fridgerated?

    1. No. it doesn't need to be refrigerated.

  3. I am so making this for my church! Will need to x15 the recipe and make them into bars rather than beautiful slices like yours. Lovely, Sue!

  4. What a perfect pie. I cannot imagine it lasting a 2nd or 3rd day in my house, though! I'd have to make it and hide it.

  5. This looks amazing. I want a piece or four.

  6. Happy Pi Day (I'm making chicken pot pie tonight to celebrate)! This looks fabulous.

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

  7. Yum! This looks fantastic. Can't wait to try! :-)

  8. This looks like it is packed with flavour and I agree, caramel drizzle on the top is a must!

  9. this looks AMAZING!!! The caramel sauce drizzle really is the perfect touch. Yumyum yum!! Happy Pi day to you, Sue!!

  10. Yesterday for the first time ever I went to Trader Joe's . I can't believe I didn't see this caramel sauce!!! your brownie pie looks amazing

  11. I didn't even know that Pi day even existed until now. Ah well, next year for me, lol.

    I like how Pi day has 3.14 in it. If you really wanted to go crazy, you'd have to eat your "Pi" at 3:14am and 3:14pm too, Hehe!

  12. This looks delicious! Probably good I don't have the ingredients on hand or it would be in the oven about now:)

  13. Oh, wow, that's so good. I want a slice! Happy Pi Day!!!

  14. Wow! I'm jealous of the folks who got to sample this pie. It looks amazing!

  15. Happy Pi and Pie day Sue! I ran out of time to do my St Patrick's Day item-so sad! :( I should just comfort myself with a piece of pie :P

  16. Looks divine! Thanks for's great to find you here. Loving your blog, Sue. Hope your Pi day was extra delicious.

  17. I'm giddy with delight over this pie.

  18. That pie looks terrific. Love your pictures. We have a terrific Guiness cake today. Come over and visit us.

  19. Saw this from Sweets for a Saturday - this looks delicious!

  20. mmmm this looks sooo good, definiley one for the to do list

  21. Wow! This sounds so great Sue! We don't have a trader joes nearby but I will grab some of that sauce when we was to Dallas next week!!!

  22. You're killing me--this looks SO scrumptious! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  23. Mmm, decadent and delicious. You made the Top 5 with this one. Thanks for linking it to Sweets for a Saturday.

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