Every year I try to make a pie for Pi Day which is March 14. March 14 is considered Pi Day because it coincides with the mathematical constant of pi which is equal to 3.14. It’s fun to join in with a group of bloggers every year and participate in an event full of pies.
In the last few years I’ve realized just how much I like pie. It’s generally easy to make unless you are making a homemade crust. Pies are so versatile too. You can make them with fruit, you can make them with chocolate or vanilla, you can make them with pudding, or you can even put a frozen filling in them. The possibilities are endless!
This year I did something a little different. I made a Brownie Pie. I thought a brownie filling inside of a graham cracker crust would make for a delicious pie and I wasn’t disappointed. Instead of making homemade brownie batter like I normally would I actually used a mix because I had a box sitting in my cupboard.
I combined the brownie mix with eggs, water, and chocolate chips then poured it into a prepared graham cracker crust. I simply popped it into the oven and let it bake. When it came out it didn’t look quite baked through but I knew it was cooked because it was in there for long enough.
I allowed it to cool and then cut a slice. The inside was gooey and rich and chocolatey. I drizzled it with chocolate syrup and topped it off with whipped cream. It would also be amazing with vanilla bean ice cream. The pie was super rich but so good. I’m not a huge chocolate fan but I ate an entire piece myself. I loved how the outside was chewy and the inside so creamy. It was the perfect mash up of a brownie and a pie.
- 1 pre-made graham cracker crust
- 1 box brownie mix
- 1 egg
- ½ c. water
- ¼ c. vegetable oil
- ½ c. chocolate chips
- chocolate syrup
- whipped cream
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl combine the brownie mix, egg, water, and vegetable oil. Mix well to combine.
- Add in the chocolate chips and mix to combine.
- Pour the brownie batter into the prepared crust. You may not need all of the batter.
- Bake the brownie pie for 35-40 minutes or until the middle of the pie looks set.
- Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
- When ready to eat cut a slice of pie and drizzle with chocolate sauce and put whipped cream on top.
More Pie Day Recipes
- 4 ingredient Lemon Ice Box Pie by Creative Southern Home
- Brownie Pie by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Carrot Pie by Savory Moments
- Grapefruit Pie by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Kentucky Pie by For the Love of Food
- Key Lime Pie by Simply Inspired Meals
- Lucky Lemon Pie by The Spiffy Cookie
- Mexican Chicken Pie by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Mini Sheperd’s Pies by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Mushroom Galette by Caroline’s Cooking
- Rhubarb Berry Pie by The Redhead Baker
- Sky High S’mores Pie by Food Above Gold
- Spaghetti Pie by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Tourtière Landaise (Apple and Armagnac Phyllo Pie) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Virginia Pecan Pie by My Catholic Kitchen
- Zesty Tomato Pie by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings