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Fudgy Brownie Pie with Caramel Sauce

Fudgy Brownie Pie with Caramel Sauce
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 16

Guests will save room for dessert when a rich chocolate pie draped with a homemade caramel sauce is on the menu. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Crust

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Filling

1
cup butter or margarine
2
cups sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
4
eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
3/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup semisweet chocolate chunks (from 11.5- or 12-oz bag)
1
cup chopped pecans

Sauce

1
bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
2/3
cup half-and-half

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie plate as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie.
  • 2
    In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat; remove from heat. Stir in sugar, vanilla and eggs until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa and salt until smooth. Stir in chocolate chunks and pecans. Spread evenly in pie crust.
  • 3
    Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until set. Cool 1 hour.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat caramels and half-and-half over low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Serve hot caramel sauce over each serving.

Expert Tips

  • Short on time? Use caramel topping instead of making the sauce from scratch.
  • If you don't like pecans, feel free to leave them out.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
43%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
230mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
70g
23%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
43g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • The caramel sauce is what really takes this decadent brownie pie to the next level, and depending on how much time you have, you can make your own completely from scratch. If you don’t have time for that, just use some caramel topping from the grocery store. Most homemade caramel sauces call for a combination of sugar, butter, milk or heavy cream and vanilla. Making a caramel sauce completely from scratch requires few ingredients and little time, but a fair amount of attention. Typically, you heat butter and sugar over the stove, bring to a boil, add the cream and vanilla and stir, stir, stir, until the sauce thickens and turns an amber color. For a little shortcut, you can simply follow this fudgy brownie pie recipe’s instructions and mix caramels with half-and-half over the stove and stir until smooth. Add a bit of salt to make it salted caramel, if that’s your thing! Now that you know all the ways to make a killer caramel sauce, pour it on all of your favorite brownie recipes.

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