Calling all chocolate lovers, this dessert is like a super fudgy brownie in pie form. No pie crust required for this rich and decadent Brownie Pie. The soft, moist, and chewy brownie filling has an unexpected touch from toasted pecans! Top it off with melty chocolate and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s like a brownie sundae.

Try a No-Fail Decadent Chocolate Fudge Pie With Pecans 

This easy brownie pie recipe is so fudgy and delicious that it doesn’t even need a pie crust! Each slice is full of rich chocolate brownie filling that’s great right out of the oven or at room temperature. Even more scrumptious with chocolate syrup and a scoop of ice cream for an over-the-top treat that tastes just like a hot fudge sundae.

This is the best pie for all the chocolate lovers out there. Make it for a special occasion or any time you get a chocolate craving. While it has to bake for 40 minutes, prep time is quick and easy.

It reminds me of a chocolate cobbler but formed instead of gooey. Made with melted chocolate, not cocoa powder, this pie has all the goodness of fudgy brownies but is not as sweet as marshmallow brownies. I love the surprise flavor and texture that the toasted pecans give to the brownie batter. Of course you could leave them out or use walnuts instead.

Since it doesn’t have a traditional pie crust, there’s no need to blind bake or use pie weights. It’s the perfect pie recipe for new bakers who want to dip their toes into making pie recipes. For another not-fail easy pie, try a cream cheese pie with fresh fruit.

Two slices of chocolate brownie pie with chocolate syrup poured over the top.

Full of rich chocolate flavor, this pie is super easy to make, all you need to do is make sure the center is cooked, otherwise you won’t be able to slice it, still yummy, but not what we’re looking for here. When inserting a toothpick, it should have a few crumbs sticking to it, but not wet. While not an elegant looking pie, it makes up for it in flavor.

My favorite way to eat this is warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and then drizzled with chocolate syrup. Top with toasted pecans and you’ll be in heaven!

For more decadent chocolate flavor, try my black forest pie or gooey chocolate cobbler

Happy baking! 

Why This Is The Best Fudge Brownie Pie Recipe

  • Rich and Decadent – The chocolate mixture is made with real chocolate bars instead of cocoa which leads to super moist crumbs in every bite. 
  • Customizable Recipe – ​Much like regular brownies, you can easily swirl in nuts, marshmallows, peanut butter, and anything else you like!
  • Beautiful Texture – Fudgy Brownie filling in every bite and every slice has crispy edges thanks to the round pie pan. 

Ingredients For a Brownie Chocolate Pie

The ingredients you'll need for a brownie pie.
Gather the ingredients.
  • Chocolate – Use a bittersweet dark chocolate bar or chunks. You can use chocolate chips, but you won’t get that rich flavor that you get with the bittersweet chocolate bar.
  • Butter – Melted butter and chocolate are key to the fudgy texture. 
  • Eggs – You’ll need three large eggs for this recipe, let them come to room temperature for better mixing.
  • Dry Ingredients – Sugar and flour 
  • Nuts – Toast the pecans yourself for the most robust flavor.
  • Vanilla – Adding vanilla to chocolate helps mellow out the flavor.

It’s So Simple to Make a Pie

Step One: Melt Chocolate

Add butter and chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl and cook until the chocolate has just melted.

Melted chocolate and butter in a bowl.
Melt butter and chocolate.

Step Two: Beat Eggs

Beat the eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer until frothy, about 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar and beat until well combined and it turns a pale yellow. 

Eggs beaten in a mixing bowl.
Beat the eggs.
Sugar and eggs in a mixing bowl.
Beat until it is a pale yellow.

Step Three: Make Batter

Gradually add the chocolate and butter mixture to the egg mixture and beat until well blended. Add flour and beat just until blended. Stir in the toasted pecans.

The batter for a chocolate brownie pie.
Add flour and just barely mix.
Pecans added to brownie batter in a mixing bowl.
Stir in toasted pecans.

Step Four: Bake Brownies

Pour into a greased pie pan and bake until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs but no liquid.

The batter for a brownie pie poured into a pie plate.
Pour into a pie pan.
A baked brownie pie on a cooling rack.
Bake until a toothpick has a few crumbs.

Step Five: Serve

Cool before slicing then top with ice cream, chocolate syrup, and remaining toasted pecans., or any combination of the above. You an also top with whipped cream.

When it cools the top will break apart when cut. 

A Few Recipe Notes

  • Don’t over mix or over bake. Just barely mix once you have added the flour. When baking a toothpick should have a few crumbs stick to it. If you wait until there’s no crumbs, it could be dry! 
  • Let it cool before cutting. This way it will firm up a little and it doesn’t turn into goo! (Although, that can be good too.)
  • Add a little salt on top if desired. Salt in baked goods does a world of wonder! It helps draw out flavor while also balancing all that sweetness. 

Storing Brownie Pie

Brownie pie can be stored in an airtight container on the counter or you can store it in the fridge, justs cover with plastic wrap.

To Freeze: Remove from the pie pan and place slices in an airtight container.

A slice of brownie pie topped with ice cream and chocolate syrup.

Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Pie – No Pie Crust

Calling all chocolate lovers, this dessert is like a super fudgy brownie in pie form. No pie crust required for this rich and decadent Brownie Pie. The soft, moist, and chewy brownie filling has an unexpected touch from toasted pecans! Top it off with melty chocolate and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's like a brownie sundae.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 492kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter
  • 3 oz dark chocolate chopped
  • 3 eggs room temp
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup pecans chopped, toasted and divided
  • chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º. Spray a 9 inch pie pan with cooking spray.
  • Add butter and chocolate to a microwave safe bowl and microwave on medium power for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, just until the chocolate has melted. 
  • Beat the eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer until frothy, about 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar and beat until well combined and it turns a pale yellow. 
  • Gradually add the chocolate butter mixture and vanilla and beat until well blended. Add flour and beat just until blended. Stir in ½ cup pecans.
  • Pour into the greased pie pan and bake for 40-43 minutes. A toothpick should come out with a few to no crumbs. 
  • Cool before slicing. Top with ice-cream, chocolate syrup and remaining toasted pecans. 

Notes

  • Don’t over mix or over bake. Just barely mix once you have added the flour. When baking a toothpick should have a few crumbs stick to it. If you wait until there’s no crumbs, it could be dry! 
  • Let it cool before cutting. This way it will firm up a little and it doesn’t turn into goo! (Although, that can be good too.)
  • Add a little salt on top if desired. Salt in baked goods does a world of wonder! It helps draw out flavor while also balancing all that sweetness.
  • To Store – cover and leave at room temperature for 3-4 days or freeze in an airtight container.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Just curious about the salt. It’s listed in the ingredients but not in the method or anywhere in the documentation; dry ingredients are listed as “flour”.

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