I saved the best for last!
So, all this week I have been making pies like crazy! Thanks to Teeny Lamothe and her book “Teeny’s Tour of Pie”, I will never look at pies the same. Her creativity and willingness to share with her techniques and recipes has been very rewarding. Let’s see, this week I made the Hash Brown Breakfast Pie, the Bacon Bourbon Pecan Pie, and now I am sharing with you this awesome Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Pie with a Pretzel Crust. You heard me! This girl made a brownie pie y’all.
Originally I was only encouraged to make two pies and share my experience. However, I just couldn’t walk away from the Brownie Pie. I had to make it to see how it would come out. If you like brownies and sweet and salty combinations, you will love this pie. May favorite part about this entire pie, isn’t the brownie part, it’s the crust. I never knew that pretzel crust could smell so good coming out of the oven! Like seriously, it will make you immediately hungry. It should be a candle scent. Of course it goes really well with the filling of the crust which is a rich, moist, and decadent brownie with a hint of peanut butter flavor. If you’re not big on peanut butter, I promise you that this isn’t too overwhelming
Well that’s it on my pie making week. I had such a good time with this opportunity. And Teeny if you are reading, thank you for gracing the world with your awesome recipes that are fun and super easy to make. I would also like to thank you for the opportunity to share your book with someone, which brings me to the GIVEAWAY!
If you liked the pies I made this week and would love to get your hands on a copy of this book, simply comment at the bottom of this post and you will be placed in a drawing. The drawing for this cookbook giveaway will be held from 4/18-4/20. All you have to do is answer this question:
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIE?
I will email the winner personally and collect the necessary details to send the book. Aside from the three recipes I share this week, other recipes include:
- Sweet Potato Pie
- Smore’s Pie
- Pork and Apple Pie
- Reuben Potpies
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This recipe is adapted from “Teeny’s Tour of Pie: A Cookbook” by Teeny Lamothe.
- 1¼ c. pretzel crumbs (from about 2 cups of pretzels)
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- FOR PIE
- 6 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
- ½ c. creamy peanut butter (divided)
- ¼ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1 c. sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- ¾ c. flour
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees: Grind the pretzels in a food processor until they become fine crumbs. Place the pretzel crumbs in a bowl and pour in the melted butter. Use a rubber spatula to blend well.
- Spoon three quarter of the mixture into a 9-inch pie plate and press the mixture along the side of the plate until you have a ¼ inch thick shell all the way around. Spoon the rest of the mixture into the center of the plate and press it to form the bottom of the shell, making sure the bottom and sides are joined.
- Bake until the shell is slightly browned, about 5-7 minutes. Remove it from the oven and let cool. in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before filling.
- To make the pie: Fill a medium saucepan with water, leaving 2 to 3 inches at the top and bring to a boil and place a heat proof bowl on top.
- Place the butter, chocolate, and ¼ cup of the peanut butter in the large heat proof bowl and stir occasionally until all of the contents have melted together. Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth. Set the bowl aside to cool.
- Place the remaining ¼ cup of peanut butter in a small bowl and place in the microwave for 1 minute until it has completely melted. The peanut butter should be runny. Set aside.
- Whisk together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Slowly pour the cooled chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and whisk briskly until smooth.
- Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Add to the brownie batter and stir until smooth.
- Pour the brownie batter into the pretzel crust, filling it to just below the very top. Spoon three or four small dollops of the melted peanut butter on top of the brownie batter and gently swirl it into the batter with a table knife or a toothpick.
- Bake until a knife inserted in the middle come out clean, about 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.