Brownie Pie

If you love brownies, you have to try this Brownie Pie! It’s a brownie baked right into a pie shell, and topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce, and sprinkles.

slice of brownie pie topped with ice cream and sprinkles.

Now this is a pie for a celebration! Brownie Pie is a fun, easy dessert that everyone will love.

The base is a store-bought pie shell. Or you can make a homemade one, like this Crisco Pie Crust recipe.

Then, a homemade brownie batter is poured inside, and baked to perfection. If you’re short on time or ingredients, you can use brownie mix instead (more on that below).

Finally, you can top slices of the pie with ice cream, chocolate sauce (or homemade hot fudge!), and sprinkles.

You could even make this into a “top-your-own brownie pie party”. Set out a variety of toppings, and let everyone choose their favorites!

slices of brownie pie on white plates with a bowl of rainbow sprinkles nearby.

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eggs, walnuts, chocolate, milk, sugar, flour and other baking ingredients on a white table.
  • An unbaked pie shell is the base of the pie. You can either use a frozen shell (which is already rolled out and crimped) or a refrigerated shell, which you’ll need to crimp yourself.
  • You’ll need unsweetened chocolate for this recipe. You can substitute semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate—it’ll just be a little sweeter!
  • Corn syrup keeps the brownies moist and fudge-like.
  • I love the crunch of walnuts in this recipe. You can substitute pecans or chocolate chips if you’d like!

How to make brownie pie

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Then, place the unsweetened chocolate and the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until the butter is melted. Whisk to melt the chocolate.

melted butter and chocolate with a whisk in a glass bowl.

Add the rest of the ingredients, except the walnuts and pie shell, and whisk until combined. The batter will be more runny than typical brownie batter—that’s ok!

brownie batter and a whisk in a glass bowl.

Stir in the walnuts with a spatula. Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell.

brownie batter in an unbaked pie shell.

Carefully place the pie into the oven. Bake for 30–35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let the pie cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make brownie pie with brownie mix instead?

Yes! I tested this recipe with Ghirardelli brownie mix as a substitute, and it worked well. You will need to bake the pie for longer than the recipe says, as store-bought brownie mixes are typically thicker. I recommend following the baking time instructions on the box for an 8×8 inch dish.

Can I make brownie pie with a homemade crust?

Definitely! Here’s a recipe for Crisco Pie Crust recipe that I love. Roll out the crust and crimp the edges, then follow the brownie pie recipe steps as directed.

Can I leave out the nuts?

Yes, you can leave out the walnuts for this pie. You can replace them with 1 cup of chopped pecans or 1 cup of chocolate chips, if you’d like!

Can I make brownie pie dairy-free?

To make a dairy-free brownie pie, you’ll need to adapt the following:
1) Purchase a dairy-free pie crust.
2) Substitute a non-dairy milk for the cow’s milk in the recipe.
3) Substitute a non-dairy butter (such as Earth Balance sticks) for the butter in the recipe.
4) Check to make sure that the unsweetened chocolate that you purchase is dairy-free.
5) Serve it with dairy-free ice cream.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes! Many frozen pie shells are sold two per package, so making two pies is a good idea! Click the “2x” button on the recipe card below for the ingredients to make two pies.

brownie pie with slices taken out, next to chocolate sauce and rainbow sprinkles.

Toppings ideas

Now the fun part: topping the brownie pie! Here are some ideas for toppings. Set your favorite toppings out and let everyone choose their own.

  • Hot fudge (store-bought or homemade)
  • Ice cream
  • Sprinkles (rainbow, chocolate, etc.)
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips
  • Chopped pecans, walnuts, or peanuts
brownie pie slice on a plate, topped with ice cream and sprinkles, with full pies in the background.

Serving and storing

To serve the pie, cut it into 6–8 slices. If it’s no longer warm, I suggest warming it briefly in the microwave for 15–20 seconds per slice. This is especially key if you are serving it with ice cream—the combination of warm brownie and cold ice cream is irresistible!

To store the pie, place the entire pie in a resealable container, or cover the top with foil. The pie will keep on the countertop for 3–4 days at room temperature, or in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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slice of brownie pie topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce, and sprinkles on a white plate.

Brownie Pie

Published by Kate
This easy pie is as simple as making brownies! It's the perfect pie for a celebration.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 391 kcal


  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • To serve: ice cream chocolate sauce, sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place the butter and unsweetened chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals until the butter is melted. Whisk to melt the chocolate.
  • Whisk in the sugar, milk, flour, corn syrup, vanilla, salt, and eggs until smooth. Fold in the nuts with a spatula.
  • Pour the mixture into the pie shell, and bake for 30–35 minutes. Let cool, then cut into slices and serve with ice cream, chocolate sauce, and sprinkles (if desired).


Don’t have the time or ingredients to make the brownies from scratch? You can use store-bought brownie mix instead. Prepare it as directed on the box, pour into the pie shell, and bake it according to the package directions for an 8×8 inch pan.


Calories: 391kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 7gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 269mgPotassium: 194mgFiber: 3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 292IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 3mg
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