Hot Fudge Pie is a chocolate dream! And with how easy it is to make, expect it to become a frequent addition to your baking rotation.

This Hot Fudge Pie is for all of the baking procrastinators out there. It’s almost Christmas, you know. If you don’t have dessert planned, I’m here to help.

If you bake with any regularity, you probably have everything you need to make this pie. Make a homemade crust or use store-bought. Just be sure to use the best chocolate you have in your pantry.

This tall, dark, and delicious pie is all about the chocolate. You’ll use both bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder to give it a double dose of chocolate goodness. The top is a little crackly like a good pan of brownies. The filling is rich and dense and fudgy and moist and really just lovely.

I upped the ante a bit by adding some coffee liqueur to the pie filling to enhance all that chocolate. You can use a different liqueur or omit it altogether.

I debated a topping for this pie. Ice cream? Whipped cream? Ultimately, I decided I would just enjoy the combination of deep, dark chocolate filling and pie crust. That’s more than enough to make me happy.

Merry Christmas to all of you! I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of sweet things.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c all-purpose flour

How to make it:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

Add cocoa powder, salt, and flour and stir until well combined. Grease 8-inch pie pan with butter or cooking spray, pour the mixture into pie pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes until the center is set.

Hand mix to make it gooey, because if you use a mixer, it will have more of a brownie or cake texture, rather than “gooey”.

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