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Brownie Turtle Pie

  • Author: Jenna Barnard
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 9-inch pie


This brownie turtle pie is extra fudgy, topped with an easy homemade caramel, and baked in a savory walnut pie crust. It’s a pie recipe you won’t forget!


Brownie Pie

  • 1 9-inch Diamond Walnut Pie Crust
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (dutch processed preferred but not necessary)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Diamond walnuts, chopped

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Whipped Cream

  • 8oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Caramel Sauce (half the recipe)


Brownie Pie

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Whisk together the melted butter and sugar. Make sure the butter isn’t too hot before whisking in the eggs and vanilla.
  3. Once smooth, fold in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt using a rubber spatula.
  4. Pour the batter into the walnut pie crust and bake for 35-40 minutes.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Allow the pie to cool at room temperature for 20-30 minutes then add the ganache.
  2. To make it, measure out the chocolate into a heat safe bowl and set aside.
  3. Bring the heavy cream to a boil and the pour it over the chocolate. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour it over the cooled pie, careful not to overflow it. Place the pie in the fridge for at least 2 hours to set.

Whipped Cream

  1. Once the pie and ganache has set, make the whipped cream.
  2. Using an electric mixer, whisk together the cream cheese and sugar. Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature.
  3. Once smooth and airy, turn the mixer on medium and slowly pour in the heavy cream. Turn the mixer up to high and whip until you reach stiff peaks (about 2-3 minutes)
  4. Pipe the whipped cream on to the pie and place it back in the fridge. If you are making the pie ahead of time, leave the pie as it is right now and then apply the caramel sauce before you serve it.

Caramel Sauce

  1. Pour into a glass container and allow it to cool at room temperature for 30 minutes before drizzling on top.
  2. If you’re baking your pie ahead of time, store the caramel in the fridge and warm it up in the microwave (30sec – 1min) before drizzling on top.
  3. Finish off the pie with a sprinkling of more walnuts and it’s ready to serve. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes

Keywords: brownie pie, turtle pie, chocolate pie, walnut turtle, walnut crust

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