Tuesday, June 24, 2008

what's cooking wednesday - mile high brownie pie

It's well documented that Papa has a fondness for chocolate pie, but really anything that falls into the chocolate and dessert category will do in a pinch. For Father's Day I made something I knew Mike would love, but that was also chocolate pie-ish enough for Papa as well. This was super quick and easy, but could be made quicker and with a lot less fat as well.


Mile High Brownie Pie

4 squares semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup flour
2 cups cold milk
2 pkg (4 serving size each) Jello chocolate instant pudding
1 tub (1L) Cool Whip Topping, thawed

Microwave chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high for 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Add sugar; stir until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Stir in flour. Spread into greased 9 inch pie plate.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Scoop out the centre of the brownie with a spoon, leaving 1/2 inch rim around edge and think layer of brownie on bottom. Reserve brownie pieces.

Pour milk into a large bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat with a wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. Mixture will be thick. Gently stir in 1/2 of the whipped topping and all but 1/2 cup of reserved brownie pieces. Spoon into brownie crust; top with remaining whipped topping and reserved brownie pieces. Refrigerate 2 hours or until set.

Recipe Notes: This was great. I really enjoyed it, but then chocolate pudding is one of my most favourite things. I wouldn't change a thing really. And it would be incredibly easy to make a better for you version if you used a lowfat brownie mix, low fat chocolate pudding and that almost fat free coolwhip. The only tiny change I made was to serve the extra coolwhip on the side since I've never been a big fan of the stuff on it's own. Will certainly be making this again.

*Recipe courtesy of Kraft Canada's What's Cooking magazine.

What is What's Cooking Wednesday and how can I play?

What's cooking Wednesday was born out of a desire to get out of that what's for dinner rut. Playing is easy, on Wednesday post a recipe that has been tried and tested by you and then pop over here and add your name to the Mr. Linky. When entering your name also add the name of the recipe in brackets and make sure you link to your What's Cooking Wednesday post and not just your blog's front page. And don't forget to link back here, the home of What's Cooking Wednesday.

So for example I would write Shan (Speedy Chicken Stir Fry) in the name section. For the URL section I would post this: http://shanrev.blogspot.com/2007/10/whats-cooking-wednesday-speedy-chicken.html

I'll let you in on a little secret. Much to Kaffy's chagrin, my WCW recipes are almost never made on a Wednesday. So feel free to cook and photograph whenever you have time and join us posting on Wednesday.

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bleeding espresso said...

Oh this looks decadent, which is always a good thing in my book ;)

Knitty Geek said...

That looks scary-yummy!

Another couple (small) changes to make it diet-like: egg substitute and Splenda. But once you start substituting stuff it takes away some of the yummyness.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Shan this looks fabulous and yes, Michelle nailed it - decadent!

Leah said...

OH MY GOSH! I'm gaining weight just looking at that. Or maybe losing weight from all the drooling? take your pic. That looks seriously yummy! LOL

darlene said...

looks yummy!!...hope your enjoying your holidays!!

Karen said...


Shan said...

BE - mine too.

Knitty Geek - that's true.

Jen - she sure did.

Leah - I guess it balances itself out then.

Darlene - it was and I am.

Karen - oops, sorry!!

Renae du jour said...

You really out did yourself this week. That looks so good! I'll be playing again next week.