Brownie Pie with Cranberries!
Pecans, Chocolate, Cranberries: It doesn’t get better!
This time I decided to dream up a brownie-based tart. My brownies are a big crowd pleaser, with lots of wiggle room to accommodate flavor variations. So I used them as my starting point, and sneaked in a whole bag of fresh cranberries, without upsetting the delicate balance that yields such creamy brownies.
Do not change anything in my brownie pie: It’s fantastic! And so simple.
I had some gluten-free guests, and it was no hardship whatsoever using rice flour.
I love cranberries too much!
I couldn’t bear to be separated until next autumn, so I buy a small truckload of them, and keep them in my freezer year-round.
I love to use my 12 inch pie plate, pictured above. It makes for a dramatic and beautiful presentation. But you could use 2 9″ pie plates instead, only try your best to get pie plates with straight sides (as opposed to the sloping Pyrex pie plates). It will be much easier to serve.
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, very good quality
- 1 cup coconut oil (health food stores)
- 4 eggs
- 2 pouches Levana Nourishments Cocoa Coffee
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1 12 ounce bag fresh cranberries (about 2 cups)
- 1 cup chopped toasted pecans (preheated 325 degree oven about 12 minutes)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Melt the chocolate and coconut oil on a very low flame (or microwave 2 minutes). Stir to combine the melted mixture thoroughly.
In a food processor or with a hand mixer, beat the eggs, meal replacement and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the chocolate mixture and process (or mix) until combined. Add the flour and pulse just 2-3 times, or mix, until just combined. Fold in the nuts and cranberries with a spoon.
Pour the batter into a greased 12-inch pie plate, or 2 9-inch pie plates, and bake one hour, until the center is barely firm, not a minute longer: the residual heat will do the remaining drop baking it needs, and it will firm up as it cools. Chill the pie (s) completely before slicing.
Try using Mixed Berry Levana Nourishments instead of Cocoa Coffee.