Hollywood Makeover: Brownie Edition

  I must have a sweet tooth this week, this is the 4th sweet/bread item I have shared. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean I made and ate them all this week! 🙂 I often am working a month or two ahead, so some of the recipes this week were from a while ago. The pumpkin bread has snow in the photo, so I know it was in drafts since last year.

I had the privilege of photographing some family friends of ours a couple weeks ago.  The darling 2 year old I used to babysit, is now a SENIOR! 

What!?  How does that happen?

Senior 2014

  We met two different nights to get the different looks we were going for, and wouldn’t you know, sweet Momma Lynn, comes out with a “Tip” for me….

  This pie!  🙂

cream cheese brownie pie

  How sweet!  And totally delicious!  Dale doesn’t get excited about desserts very often, but he raved about it.

  This pie gives a typical brownie a big Hollywood makeover!  I love the presentation and wow factor the pie version gives…..


Lynn got this recipe from Pillsbury back in 2001

Cream Cheese Brownie Pie

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1 box refrigerated pie crust
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
3 T. sugar
1 t. vanilla
3 eggs (1 for cream cheese mixture and 2 for brownies)
1 Betty Crocker Original Supreme Brownie Mix {do not follow package directions}
1/4 c. oil
1 T. water
1/2 c. chopped pecans (optional)
Syrup Packet from Brownie Mix, for topping

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 1 pie crust and bake as directed on package for one-crust pie using a 10 inch pan.
2. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and 1 of the eggs; beat until smooth. Set aside.
3. In large bowl, combine brownie mix {No syrup packet}, 1/4 oil, 1 T. water and remaining 2 eggs; beat until just blended.
4. After pie crust is baked, spread 1/2 cup brownie mixture in bottom of crust. Spoon and carefully spread cream cheese mixture over brownie layer. Top with remaining brownie mixture; spread evenly. Sprinkle with pecans if desired.
5. Place pie plate on baking sheet and bake at 350* for 40 to 50 min, or until center is puffed and crust is golden brown. If necessary, cover edge of crust with strips of foil after 15-20 min of baking to prevent excessive browning. (Pie may have cracks on surface)
6. Let pie cool for 10 min. Drizzle with Hershey’s Packet from Brownie Mix.
7. Cool 3 hours or until completely cooled. Store in the refrigerator.

Dig in!  Thanks for the WONDERFUL recipe and blessing our family in this way, Lynn!


Cream Cheese Brownie Pie


3 thoughts on “Hollywood Makeover: Brownie Edition

  1. Two of my favorite things wrapped up in one lovely dessert? What’s not to love? This is gorgeous and is making me drool on the keyboard. Maybe even sinful. Can’t wait to try it one of these days. Thanks so much for sharing.

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