Happy Election Day?
It’s true this Reese’s Brownie Pie has absolutely nothing to do with election day, other then you could make it as a celebration pie if your candidate wins or a consolation pie to cheer you up if they don’t. Anyway, enough talk about all that, let’s talk pie. This Reese’s Brownie Pie is amazing! It has a homemade peanut butter crust and a ridiculously easy filling, then it’s topped with chopped Reese’s Cup and Reese’s Pieces. It’s pretty much super!
We start with the peanut butter crust. In a large bowl place bread flour, cake flour, salt, sugar, and smooth peanut butter (I tried crunchy… but… duh, it doesn’t roll out very well!).
Cut in the peanut butter until the mixture is crumbly. Add water and combine. Refrigerate the dough until hard.
Roll the crust out on a well-floured surface. The crust should be big enough that at least 2-inches of crust can be seen around your 9-inch pie plate if you set it in the middle of the rolled out crust.
Carefully, place the rolled out crust into your pie plate. If the dough cracks or breaks a bit, don’t worry. You can repair it by brushing it with a bit of water. Now, gently roll the hanging over crust under, so that you will have plenty of crust to play with to make a decorative edge.
I like to do a rope border, but you can do whatever you like. To do a rope border just pinch the dough together between your thumb and the side of your pointer finger at a slight angle. So that your decorative border will look something like this:
Once you’re done with your border it’s time to make the filling! You are going to love this, it is so easy! In a large bowl place Reese’s Spread, peanut butter, and eggs. Your going to use a whole 13 oz jar of Reese’s Spread and add just enough peanut butter to it so that it will equal 1 1/2 cups.
Whisk together until smooth.
Pour the batter into the pie crust.
Sprinkle the top of the pie with Reese’s Pieces and chopped Reese’s Cups.
Bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes or until just slightly jiggly in the center.
Cool, this pie completely before you cut it. It will set a bit more as it cools. This pie is very good and so easy to make. You could even make it for Thanksgiving as a different sort of pie for your guests. Reese’s Brownie Pie is great at room temperature or warmed up with a bit of vanilla ice cream!
What is your favorite kind or Reese’s?
- For the Peanut Butter Pie Crust:
- ¾c. bread flour
- 2T. cake flour
- ¼t. salt
- 2T. sugar
- ½c. creamy peanut butter
- ¼c. cold water
- For the Brownie Filling:
- 13oz. jar Reese's Spread + enough peanut butter to measure 1½c. with the Reese's Spread
- 5 eggs
- ¼c. chopped Reese's Cups
- ¼c. Reese's Pieces
- For the Peanut Butter Pie Crust:
- In a large bowl combine the bread flour, cake flour, salt, and sugar.
- Cut in the peanut butter. Stir in the water until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
- Roll the crust out on a well-floured surface until it is large enough that you can see at least 2-inches of the crust on all sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
- Carefully, place the crust in the pie plate. Roll the edge of the dough under so that there will be more dough at the edge to make it decorative. Make a decorative edge.
- For the Reese's Brownie Filling:
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl whisk together the Reese's Spread, peanut butter, and eggs until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pie crust.
- Sprinkle the top of the pie with Reese's candies.
- Bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes or until just slightly jiggly in the middle.
- Cool completely before cutting.
Original Recipe By: Rilla Banks (A.K.A. Epic Sweet)