Fudgy brownies, pudding, and homemade whipped cream come together in this perfect Brownie Bottom Pudding Pie, that will have you coming back for more.
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Some days you want chocolate, and when that happens, this Brownie Bottom Pudding Pie is perfect!
I made my Fresh Orange Cake the other day, and although it is amazing, sometimes I just NEED chocolate. I had envisioned brownies as soon as my craving struck.
But, after taking a look through the pantry, I decided that chocolate pudding and brownies were a combo that needed to happen asap.
How did I make Brownie Bottom Pudding Pie?
I grabbed the ingredients from my Decadent Double Fudge Brownies, but skipped the chocolate chips, since I didn't have any, and baked them in a pie pan instead of the traditional square pan.
While they were baking I grabbed a box of chocolate pudding mix, whisked it together, and placed it in the fridge.
Once the brownies were totally cool...TOTALLY COOLED, I spread the chocolate pudding on top, whipped up a simple homemade whipped topping, dusted with cocoa powder, and called this one fabulous!
I mean come on, does it get any easier? And it looks gorgeous! The flavor combos are endless here, because you could totally do any number of puddings to replace the chocolate.
In reality IF you wanted to be naughty, and use a boxed brownie mix and a premade whipped topping, who am I to stop you?!
Y'all I am counting down the days until September are here, because we get to see Kayla! She graduates Hospital Corpsman school in Texas, and we are headed to see her graduate, and hang out in San Antonio for a few days. We are beyond excited!
She should get leave, and get to come home with us (crossing our fingers that this happens), before she flies out across the entire U-S-of-A from us, to her duty station.
Just thanking the good Lord that it's not overseas yet. We know that this will happen one day, she enlisted for 5 years, so I know it's coming, but for now I'm just thankful it's not today.
Speaking of San Antonio, we are for sure visiting The River Walk since she has already been there and said she wants to take us, but any place that is a must see?
I was thinking of the big museum there, and I know that I read about a burger place on Airing My Dirty Laundry recently, anything else??
What are some other flavor variations?
- Butterscotch pudding
- Add some peppermint extract to the chocolate pudding and have a mint chocolate brownie bottom pudding pie
- Lemon pudding and a blondie bottom
You can make the brownie bottom ahead of time - day before - just cool completely and cover with my favorite press and seal - and leave at room temperature until ready to add the pudding.
Chopped nuts - chopped candy (like leftover from Halloween)
Brownie Add Ins:
Chopped nuts - chocolate chips - peanut butter chips - butterscotch chips - Andes baking chips
Here are some other chocolate favorites:
- 1 stick butter melted
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- Chocolate Pudding, brand of your choice
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Prepare your chocolate pudding according to the directions on the box, and place in the fridge to set up, while your brownies are baking.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a 9 inch pie pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl whisk together the melted butter, sugars, and vanilla.
- Whisk in the eggs until combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, stir together until just combined.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the center is set.
- Place on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before proceeding.
- When they are completely cool. Pour the pudding mixture evenly on the top. Place back in the fridge while you prepare your whipped cream.
- Place a metal mixing bowl and whisk attachment in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Remove and pour in the heavy whipping cream. Beat for 2 minutes on medium to high speed.
- Add the powdered sugar and the vanilla extract. Beat on high for an additional 2 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.
- Remove the pie from the fridge, and evenly spread the whipped cream on top. Dust with cocoa powder and serve!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g