Picture it: you are all ready to start making dinner when your husband calls and says that he is craving pizza and is going to pick up some on the way home. You could argue, but you love pizza and embrace the idea. But now you aren't making dinner and have all this pent-up cooking/baking energy. You'll need a dessert to go with that pizza and this chocolate fudge pie is just the ticket! It's easy to make, quick, and you don't have to let it cool completely before eating--in fact, it's best if you don't since ice cream doesn't melt on cool pie. :)
You will need:
1 baked pie crust
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour (white whole wheat)
3T cocoa powder
1/2 cup (one stick) Smart Balance, softened
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
(for some reason the eggs didn't make it into the picture)
(To bake a pie crust, put it into the pie tin and poke it with holes. I use a fork. Make sure you really cover it with holes so that it doesn't puff up on you. If it does puff up, don't panic, just push it back down while it's still hot--it will crack up a little, but that's not a big deal. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.)
Put all the ingredients into a mixer bowl...
and beat until thoroughly combined.
Pour into the baked pie crust and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
That's it! I told you it was easy. By the time hubby gets home with the pizza the pie will be coming out of the oven. Top it with ice cream, fresh whipped cream (no chemical whip), or just eat it plain (my favorite). Tink loved this pie. Adored it, wants to learn how to make it so that she can "make it every day" for the rest of her life. And she has a small sweet tooth! That's how good this pie tastes.
The top gets a great crust just like a brownie and the filling is thick, rich, and fudgy. It tastes like you put a lot of work into it, so make sure everyone knows that you slaved all day over it. :)