Banana Split Brownie Pie

Banana Split Brownie Pie for when you need an extreme chocolate dessert.Banana Split Brownie Pie from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - brownie pie topped with banana cheesecake and strawberries

You know the saying it’s as easy as pie?
That’s not always the case…keep reading to see why:-)
Today is March 14…as in 3.14…
the mathematical numbers for PI.
(it’s ok…I didn’t remember that either)
I can honestly say that math was not my strongest subject…
something about all those numbers makes my head spin.
But I do like PIE,
you know the kind with the E on the end.
So when Dorothy (who loves Math and is wearing a PI shirt today)
asked me to participate in a fun pie hop for PI day…
my answer was clearly a yes.
I started flipping through some old cookbooks,
because I don’t make pie very often.
This one was one that I have been wanting to make for a while.
Want to know a secret about my Pie?
Apparently I assume a lot when I am baking.
I saw brownies in the recipe and just went ahead
and made the full batch without reading further.
I finished up the rest of the recipe with a few modifications:-)
All seemed to be going well, until the next day when I cut a piece.
The center was very gooey and fudgey.
Now how did that happen when the Banana Split Brownie Pie was in the oven for 50 minutes???
I was bummed until I ate a piece…turns out my mistake tasted pretty good.
So I reread the directions and found out
that you only use part of the oil and water for the brownies.
I just figured it was the normal amount so I didn’t finish reading.
Yup, it was a User Error! I get a big fat FAIL!!!
Don’t worry I made sure to put the RIGHT ingredients in the recipe.
Yours will turn out better than mine, I’m sure.
Just make sure you READ all the directions thoroughly!!!
But we do like undercooked brownie recipes around here,
so there was no problem devouring this yummy pie.
Maybe I should take this holiday to brush up on my math and reading skills??
Banana Split Brownie Pie from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - brownie pie topped with banana cheesecake and strawberries
Now for the best part of this post…
You get to hop around and have even more PIE!!!
Make sure you stop at each one and leave them some “sweet” comments:-)
5. Ellen & Jacqueline (Bake it with Booze) – Brandied Apple Pie
Banana Split Brownie Pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 10 slices

Banana Split Brownie Pie

Brownie pie topped with banana cheesecake and strawberries

Ingredients

For the Crust
2 cups waffle cones, crushed
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
For the Pie
1 brownie mix (9x13 size)
1/4 cup oil
2 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoons instant coffee granules
1 egg
For the Cheesecake
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 banana, smashed
2 Tablespoons flour
For the Topping
I container strawberries, halved
1/4 cup hot fudge ice cream topping

Instructions

  1. Crush the waffle cones and combine with the melted butter. Press into a 9 inch pie pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the brownie ingredients and stir until mixed. Spoon into the crust carefully. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes.
  3. While the brownie is baking, beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, flour, and egg until creamy. Stir in the banana. Spread on top of the baked brownie very carefully. Bake another 20 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate until serving time.
  4. Before serving, place halved strawberries on top of the pie. Heat the hot fudge for 30 seconds and drizzle over strawberries. Refrigerate leftovers.
  5. Recipe adapted from Pillsbury
http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2012/03/banana-split-brownie-pie-and-a-hop/
 

Comments

  1. says

    I LOVE PI DAY! I did a post about it too…but without the pie recipe. This one looks so good! I love that you used waffle cones for the crust! How do you come up with such great ideas?!?

  2. says

    When I saw the email that you were making this, I nearly fell off my chair. Banana split brownie pie?! I’m in heaven! And I’m LOVING that you used crushed waffle cones as the crust–pure amazingness right there!! But you know the worst part about this day? I have to go do a math test in about an hour… but then I’ll come home and stuff my face with the real, COOL pie! :)

  3. says

    Ok. Now this pi thing can’t really happen unless we all get together to share our pies. This has me drooling! As for under cooked brownies, my brother made up some batter and poured it over ice cream instead of hot fudge. How’s that for you?

  4. says

    Oh my! That looks so good! I love a gooey brownie:) I really want to celebrate Pi Day today, but not many pies work with a low carb diet….boo! I do think I’m going to make chicken pot pie for dinner tonight though:)

  5. says

    The idea of putting brownies (my favorite) and cheesecake together and calling it a pie is genius. That fudgey brownie layer would be enough to send me into a chocolate coma!

  6. says

    Oh.My.Goodness!! This looks so good! I’m now going to add you to my follow list…I have a massive sweet tooth and this blog will satisfy :)

  7. says

    Oh.My.Goodness!! This looks so good! I’m now going to add you to my follow list…I have a massive sweet tooth and this blog will satisfy :)

  8. says

    I totally vote for under-done brownies – the batter is my favorite part. I love that this crust is made of waffle cones :)

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

  9. says

    Joycelyn,
    Your Banana Split Brownie Pie is just beautiful and a great recipe. It looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    Miz Helen

  10. says

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. says

    Oh my, I have to laugh at myself now! I just made this recipe. I never read your blog post… just scrolled to the recipe & printed it out (after finding it on Pinterest) and when I read the portion of the recipe for the brownies – I just assumed the oil & water measurements you gave were for whatever box of brownie mix you had… so I used the full amount that my box said to.
    And lo and behold… mine came out gooey too! I guess that’s what I get for not reading everything fully…. But, it was delicious!

  12. says

    I loved your whole diatribe on pi; I hated math, and it made my father insane, as I think he did calculus for entertainment, using a slide rule. He used to say this about Pi, and specifically about the equation pronounced “pi-are-squared.” His response to that was always “Pie aren’t square. Pie are round. Cornbread are square.”

  13. Kate says

    Your pic of this pie is so perfect! I made this tonight and had a few problems. My crust got pretty darn brown after baking 50 mins, yet my brownies remained a gooey mess. I’m not sure what to do. I love the concept but your chocolate base looks so fudgy and mine does not.

    I followed the recipe as written above.

    You used a glass pie plate, correct? I used a stoneware pie dish – I’m wondering if that’s the problem.

    Anyway – thanks so much! I’m not giving on up on this recipe, the flavor combos are just too good!

    • says

      I did use a glass pie plate…I’m not sure if that was the reason. You can cover your pie crust with foil strips when you add the cheesecake layer. That will help it to not brown so much. When you made the brownies, did you use all the ingredients on the back of the box or did you follow the directions? You have to just use the small amounts from the recipe or the brownie will not bake fast enough. You could also add another 5-10 minutes to the brownie baking time before adding the cheesecake. I know all ovens bake slightly different. I’m glad to hear you aren’t giving up on the recipe…it really was delicious!!!

  14. wafa says

    Im so happy I found this recipe! Made it for a mothers day bbq and it was a huge hit. Its my new go to dessert :-) next im trying the almond joy cake bars :-)

  15. Lynn says

    I made this pie tonight for Father’s day. Everybody loved it. I followed your recipe and it was gooey and yummy! Thank you!

  16. Christina from Cologne/Germany says

    Hi, your blog is sooo helpful for me. I look for new ideas here every day. My family and my best girl friend call: “Where is my big spoon? Mama/Tina has baked a new goodie! smile!!!
    Have a nice weekend!
    kind regards
    Christina

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