Thursday, October 14, 2010

PieDay Friday-Impossible Brownie Pie

I spent Thursday morning pondering my weekly question of what pie I should make for PieDay Friday. I wasn't in the mood to make a crust, I wasn't in the mood to go out and buy any ingredients. I wanted something quick and simple that could be made with ingredients I had on hand. After racking my brain for a time a memory of pies past came to me. Impossible pies to be exact.
In the 1980s impossible pie recipes could be found on the back of boxes and in the pages of every magazine. The "impossible" part being that the pie made it's own crust. No need to roll out pie dough or pulverize Graham crackers. Typically a baking mix like Bisquick was involved and the "crust" that formed was a cake-like base.
I decided that an impossible pie was the perfect fit for my lazy mood. I did a little digging through old cookbooks and found a recipe that appears to have originated from Bisquick, for an Impossible Brownie Pie. It looked amazing! I made a few adjustments to suit my tastes and came up with this delicious and rich pie. Who knew laziness could be so rewarding?!

Tips:
  • You can use regular baking mix instead of the buttermilk variety if that's what you have on hand. I used Pioneer Brand Buttermilk baking mix and liked the little bit of tanginess it lent.



Impossible Brownie Pie

4 eggs
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
4oz semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
1/2 cup buttermilk baking mix, like Bisquick
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the eggs, butter and sugars. Allow melted chocolate to cool slightly and beat into mixture.  Add baking mix, salt and vanilla. Beat for 2-3 minutes or until mixture is thick and silky. Pour into a lightly greased 9 inch pie plate and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until center is set. Let cool 15-20 minutes before serving.




21 comments:

Kristi Flanagan said...

YUM! Pie and brownie - how can you go wrong with that combination???

Thanks for fattening me up and planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

Hugs,

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

I just drooled a little bit, and I'm not ashamed. I love how all of the ingredients are used in tandem. Great recipe.

K said...

Ok, I decree this a yummy blog!
New follower from a blog hop!
~K
http://kscouplacoppers.blogspot.com

Esther - TTByM said...

wow! mouth watering :)

I am your new follower from social parade.Stop by my blog when you get a chance!

K said...

Had to follow with my Mommy blog too!
~K
http://bigklittlea.blogspot.com

Teresa Choplin said...

I love your blog. Thanks for sharing with me, glad to be here.
I'm here from the Blog Hop. I'm your newest follower, please follow me back. I am new so please be patient with me, Thanks
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blueviolet said...

Now that's a piece of pie (or two) for me!

I'm following from the hop!

Jamarah Crafty Creations said...

Hi just calling by from your latest follower Via Friday Blog hops. Love meeting new bloggers. Love this. Really want to try this. Hope you are having a end of the week.Be sure to check my blog out www.jamarahcraftycreations.blogspot.com
Sarah.

Becky Jane said...

Checked out your store...great supply of items!
I am your newest Follower, hope you can stop by for a visit!

Thanks, Becky Jane
Raising kids can be a lot like weeding the rose bed...well worth it, but...OUCH!
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Lily's Laundry Boutique said...

yummy. thanks for linking to FFF. following you back. www.lilyslaundryboutique.blogspot.com

LyndaB said...

Yum! Found you through Friendly Friday - that pie looks tasty!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

This looks fabulous!

Alysha (Supermom) said...

wow... looks yummy!! Thanks for linking up. and following! Hope you have a great weekend!

xo, Supermom Alysha

AmyLynn said...

Wow! That looks yummy....wish I wasn't allergic to chocolate. I'm your newest follower from Following Friday. I'd love for you to stop by my blog. Have a wonderful night!
http://hearditfromthehills.blogspot.com/

malia said...

Hi Sweetie... would love for you to link this up to "A Crafty Soiree" the weekly linky party I co-host on Thursdays (link is still up)
www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Lynn said...

Yum, your pie looks so appetizing. You know how they say you shouldn't go grocery shopping when you're hungry? I think looking at food blogs when you're hungry should also be prohibited. Because I really want a piece of this pie now!!

Inspired2cook said...

Oh yeah...chocolate! Looks delicious!!

A 2 Z said...

That does look great! It looks so easy as well. I will try it this weekend. Cant pass this one up. I'm your newest follower seeing that there is a different pie every Friday. thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie

Nenny Septiana said...

Yummy..! It look really yum yum... :D
Thanx for sharing the recepie.


NennyS
(http://crochetandcraft.blogspot.com)

Nenny Septiana said...

Wow, the pie looks yum yum..! :D
Thanx for sharing the recipe.

NennyS
(http://crochetandcraft.blogspot.com)

Jerri said...

I love brownie pie! This looks wonderful!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

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