Brownie Truffle Pie {For Pi Day!!}

trufflebrownieI am terrrrrrrible at math.  Awful-awful terrible.

But ironically [or not] I am very, very good at eating pie.

Pie is one of those things that are kind of perfect, like Ryan Gosling’s everything and fit-and-flare dresses — they just work for me, like some kind of serendipitous awesomeness.  < and yes, I do realize I’m not making much sense.

First you have the crust — the end-all, be-all AWESOMENESS that, in my humble opinion, makes the pie.  If you have a gnarly crust, your pie’s gonna be subpar.  And no one wants a shitpie, amiriiiighhtt?  But the perfect crust — something buttery, flaky and tender, but not so tender that your slice completely disintegrates upon leaving the dish.  It’s gotta be stable enough to hold that filling, muted enough so the filling stands out, but also complement the wide assortment of potential pie fillings there are: cream pies, fruit pies, chocolate pies, brownie pies… the list goes on, obviously.

DSC_0634AAnd then the filling: the myriad of possibilities, as I just mentioned.  For today’s pie — celebrating none other than Pi Day (or 3/14 for those of you who needed a reminder… or 3.14 for those who still didn’t get it… or 3.14159 for those who haven’t had math in awhile) — I filled my fave crust with the most decadent combination I could think of: chocolate truffle brownies.  Because while brownie pie is good, truffle brownie pie is better.  It’s the Rachel to my Ryan, the lemon to my raspberry, the Betsey to my Johnson — wait, that one sounded weird.. but you get my drift.

One bite of this pie and you’ll instantly be transported to a magical world where chocolate grows on trees, fat children named Augustus swim in seas of fudge and where lollipops sprout from the coconut grass like wildflowers.  Or, ya know, it’ll just taste really, really good.

Either way, you totally need to whip this bad boy up.  It’s sinful, indulgent and oh-so-rich, but worth every single fudgy bite!  Top it with ice cream if you’re feeling extra saucy.

DSC_0646A*recipe from Babble 

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Brownie Truffle Pie {For Pi Day!!}
Recipe type: Pie
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Serves: 8
Decadent, indulgent, rich, sassy -- I'm not just describing myself, I promise. Rather, I'm talking about this amazing Brownie Truffle Pie which you need to make like, yesterday.
  • 1 refrigerated pie crust, room temperature (or you may use your own favorite homemade recipe)
  • 7 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 & ½ cups white sugar (I like using Zulka brand)
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar, for sifting on top
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Liberally grease a 9" pie dish with cooking spray. Unroll the pie crust into a flat layer and gently press it into the prepared pie dish. Crimp the edges however you wish and set the pie crust aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cocoa, sugar and vanilla until fully combined. The mixture will be glossy and beautiful! Once combined, pour the mixture evenly into the prepared pie crust.
  3. Bake the pie for approx. 40-45 minutes or until the crust is lightly golden brown and the center is just about set -- if it is slightly jiggly, that's okay as it will continue to set up as it cools. Do not over-bake. You MAY need to tent the edges of the crust with a pie shield or foil mid-way through baking to prevent the crust from cooking too quickly. Cool the pie completely.
  4. Once cooled, dust with powdered sugar and cut into wedges. Serve topped with vanilla bean ice cream and fudge sauce if you'd like!

DSC_0641AWhen it comes to chocolate, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — I’m not a huge fan.  I’m a vanilla girl myself, and only enjoy chocolate sparingly.  But when I want chocolate, I go big or go home.  I’m talking huge, towering slices of cake layered with fudgy ganache or thick, molten lava brownies.  This Brownie Truffle Pie came in at a perfect time when my chocoholic craving was at high-tide!  I’m sure you will love the soft, fudgy texture of the pie and the rich, sumptuous flavor of the brownie truffle filling.  I certainly did! 🙂

Have a fantastical day, and enjoy yourself your Pi Friday!!

xo, Hayley

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  1. Yes! I want to swim in seas of fudge with fat kids named Augustus! The pie looks extremely decadent. And I totally agree with you on the crust – it makes the pie, hands down. I have to make this for the chocoholic wife after our diet.

  2. This sounds REALLY good and I love that it is sooooo easy to make! YUM!

  3. I need a piece of this pie because I happen to be great at eating pie too!

  4. I seriously think brownie pie is the best pie ever. This is fabulous!

  5. This brownie pie is awesome. I’m pretty good at eating pie as well….

  6. ok…so….I want to talk about this pie. But first:

    and I love fit and flare dresses.

    BROWNIE pie. Like…2 of the best things ever. together. I love how rich and decadent it looks-you know this is totally right up my alley!

  7. Brownie truffle pie!! Send me a whole dozen please!!

  8. Be still my brownie-loving heart!

  9. Whoa, those ingredients! It’s interesting that it’s flourless, too. Hayley, all your recipes look amazing and decadent. I’ve been having fun scrolling through them and checking out your recipe index. Such beautiful desserts. You are definitely an inspired baker beyond your years.

  10. I want brownie pie a la mode!! What a fab idea this pie is!! Just like you 😉 Well you aren’t really an idea more like a person I would say, but fabulous you are for sure!!

  11. Hayley, I actually get cravings for brownie pie. More in the winter, but really any time. This pie of yours is like chocolate heaven! Seriously, this should just be called “Chocolate Face Plant Pie”. 😉 Thanks for sharing, girl. Pinned!

  12. You aren’t a chocolate fan???? Well that means one of two things… (a) We can never ever be friends because I’m the world’s biggest chocoholic or (b) we should be BFFs because I can eat yours and we’ll never fight over it. Let’s go with the second option. 😉 But seriously… Brownies are my FAVORITE dessert ever, and you combined them with truffles. And pie. You are incredible. And my hero.

  13. I just want to dig my face in and eat it all up.

  14. I totally spaced on pi day until it was half over. Nerd fail 🙁 I’ll drown my sorrows of sucking at being myself with this pie. Can’t think of a better place to down than in brownie truffley goodness.

  15. I definitely am a chocolate person, and I need to go to this magical world you speak of. I can’t wait to try this.


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