Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cream Cheese Brownie Pie

This is the perfect pie for any chocolate lover!

1 9 inch deep dish pie crust
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3 T sugar
1 t vanilla
3 eggs
1 box brownie mix (not the family size)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 T water
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
chocolate sauce (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and 1 of the eggs on medium speed until smooth; set aside. In large bowl, beat brownie mix, oil and remaining two eggs with a spoon till well mixed. Spread enough brownie mixture to cover the bottom of the pie crust- about 1 cup. Spoon and carefully spread cream cheese mixture over brownie layer. Top carefully with remaining brownie mixture and spread carefully. Sprinkle with pecans. Take a butter knife and twist to swirl the two batters. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until center is puffed and crust is lightly browned. Cool completely and drizzle with chocolate sauce. Serve with cool whip or ice cream.

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