National Pie Day with Pie-ography

It’s National Pie Day! 

First of all, I would like to state for the record that I believe National Pie Day should be on March 14th. (3.14, get it? Pi? Yeah. Okay.) I am okay with pie any old day, though, and I had fun making a delicious pie yesterday with my friend Laura Kelly Walters! It’s not unusual for the FedEx guy to ring her doorbell while I’m hanging out over at her house, but yesterday, he brought the most awesome book: “PIE*OGRAPHY, Where Pie Meets Biography.  42 Fabulous Recipes Inspired By 39 Extraordinary Women” by Jo Packham of Where Women Cook, published by Quarry Books.  Alongside each recipe in the book is a mini-bio of each woman, explaining why each recipe is special. Laura and I perused the book for about ten seconds before declaring, we need to make this happen right now. Pie is happening! We each picked out a pie to bake and headed over to Sprouts for ingredients. Laura made an epic rhubarb, peach, and raspberry pie (and I was practically giddy about finding rhubarb in January – you can find it in the frozen section at Sprouts!) This is what I made:

brownie pie recipe

The Always Changing Brownie Pie is a recipe from Christi Johnstone of Love from the Oven, and I thought it looked just ridiculous. Here’s all the stuff I used!

brownie pie ingredients

The crust is made from crushed pretzels, sugar, and butter. Seriously, I could’ve just eaten the crust and been happy. Yum. The filling is essentially brownie batter, made with lots of decadent Tollhouse cocoa and chocolate chips. Remember when I said it sounded ridiculous? Just look at this. Look at it!

brownie pie making

Yep. You’ll see I added mini Reese’s cups to it. That’s the meaning of “always changing” in the recipe title – you can change it up however you want to, depending on your mood. 

Here is my finished Always Changing Brownie Pretzel Pie!

brownie pretzel pie

Isn’t she beautiful? I sadly had to leave her at Laura’s house, because it was still molten lava pie when it was time for me to leave to get my littles from school. All night long, I had to think about my poor abandoned pie. 

If you’d like to make this pie, guess what! Christi Johnstone has made the recipe available on her site, right here: Brownie Pretzel Pie From Pie-Ography. I’ve also linked the book above, if you’d like to pick up a copy of your very own.

So, happy National Pie Day! And head over to Laura Kelly Walters’ site to check out her pie, the Midsummer Night’s Dream Pie (Rhubarb, Peach and Raspberry!)

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