Lets get one thing straight: America's Got Talent is my favorite show on TV rightnowever. Ever, ever. I will instantly give up my favorite activites to watch it on weeknights. So, I'm sitting here on my couch watching it while eating this piece of this pie and I can't even tell you whats going on in the NYC auditions right now. This pie is SO delicious, it's devouring all my time, energy, and attention. I have none left for Sharon, and I love Sharon. I love Sharon like Sharon loves those back-flipping dogs.

Do you get what I'm saying? It's GOOD.
Okay, moving on.

Did you see that dripping caramel? Yum.

To work! Roll out another pie crust. Make the filling: mix 1/2 c melted butter, 1/2 sugar, 1/2 c brown sugar and 1 t vanilla until combined. Add 3 eggs, one at a time letting it thoroughly combine before adding the next egg. Add 1/2 c flour, 1/2 cocoa powder, and 1/4 t salt. Mix, pour into crust, and bake at 350 for 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the center... like a brownie!

While its cooking you can make caramel sauce. This sauce is another thing that people expect to be pretentiously difficult... but it's not.Tips you need to know: melt the sugar until golden brown. Throw in the cream and butter and make sure to hold it far away from  your face so it doesn't bubble onto your skin. Thicker? Add less cream. Thinner? More. Whisk cool etc.

When the pie comes out of the oven, throw the sauce on top all messy like and sprinkle some pecans on.

(If you toast nuts for 8-10 minutes at 350 it will make them extra delicious. Not necessary but good.)
I like this pie warm, and it demands a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. At the very least a tall glass of skim milk.

What do you think about the paragraph recipe format instead of a list? Yay or nay? Also, I'd love feedback on the recipes. How can I explain better? Did I miss something? Have you tried it? Is it delicious?


  1. I don't mind the paragraph or list format...as long as you bake it for me :D I can't wait until summer time when I have days and days to bake, make, create, and recreate over and over. :)

  2. Ohhh this looks amazing! I've never baked a dessert pie, maybe it's time I tried!

  3. I'm sending this recipe to my mom ASAP. It'll be a tasty treat that we can try to make together!

    Personally I like the list format, but that's because I would lose my place in the paragraph when I'm cooking and having to look back at it. Then again, I'm a total list girl from the start, so I've got that preference, haha.


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