Fudge Brownie Salted Caramel Cheesecake Pie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • For the crust:
  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • For the brownie filling:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • For the topping:
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 ounces (1/2 bar) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons salted caramel sauce, plus extra for garnish
  • Mini-chocolate chips for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350F.
  2. Begin by making the crust. In a medium bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs and butter. Mix until all the crumbs are coated in the butter, then press the crumbs into a 9-inch pie pan. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Next, prepare the brownie filling. In a medium bowl combine the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix until well combined, then add the melted chocolate and butter and stir to combine. Add the cocoa powder, flour, and salt and mix until just combined, about 10-12 strokes.
  4. Carefully spread the brownie mixture into the prepared crust. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges of the brownie are set and the center is still wobbly. Remove from the oven and cool completely to room temperature.
  5. Finally, prepare the topping. In the work bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whip attachment, or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, add the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Whip the cream on medium speed until thickened, about 1 minute, then increase the speed to high and whip until firm peaks form, about 1-2 minutes more. Transfer the whipped cream to a bowl and refrigerate.
  6. To the work bowl of the stand mixer add the cream cheese and salted caramel sauce.
  7. Mix on medium speed until thoroughly combined and smooth, about 2 minutes, then increase the speed to medium high and whip until the mixture is lighter in color, about 3 minutes.
  8. Add the whipped cream to the bowl and beat on medium speed until the mixture is well combined, about 30 seconds. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the pie. Garnish with mini-chips and additional salted caramel sauce, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
Recipe by Evil Shenanigans at http://evilshenanigans.com/2016/05/fudge-brownie-pie-salted-caramel-cheesecake-pie/