Simply Homemade: Aunt Patty’s Fudge Pie!

I’ve known for quite some time now but only recently admitted openly that I am completely biased in wholeheartedly believing my family has some of the absolute best cooks (and, therefore, recipes) in the world. Furthermore, I’ve come to the realization that there is no reason the world shouldn’t be able to partake in some of that yumminess just because not everyone was blessed enough to be born into our family! In the spirit of sharing, this next recipe is brought to you by none other than my gorgeous godmother, Aunt Patty. 

Since I love her dearly and don’t want anyone kidnapping her so she will bake the following recipe for them, I’m not going to share any more of her personal details than that 😉 My only request is that, as you take the first bite of this dessert, you send out a silent heartfelt thank you to my Aunt Patty and the friend of hers who shared this with her years ago! If you wish to follow that silent gratitude up with some colorful cursing at me for introducing you to this less-than-healthy-but-oh-so-magical dessert please be my guest! I realize we are all attempting to prepare for bikini season and some of us are still holding onto that misplaced strand of hope that we’ll finally be rid of these last 10lbs. But I stand firm in my belief that cheat meals (or, in my case, cheat weeks) are necessary and vital to any diet because they do wonders for your mental health which is imperative to your physical health. See? Justified! And honestly, this is just too good not to indulge in.

If you’re reading this and wondering what the heck is fudge pie, you’re in luck! With just a few ingredients and simple instructions, you’re about to find out. If you need motivation to get those ingredients and follow those instructions please take a moment imagine a scrumdiddlyumptious fresh baked fudge brownie around the edges of a pan. Inside that outer brownie ring, there is ooey gooey molten hot fudge in the middle of the pan. Now imagine that you just pulled this delightful concoction out of your oven and the air in your kitchen smells like it’s good enough to eat as your last meal. Tempted yet? You haven’t even heard the best part. Let’s go back to imagining…imagine yourself putting a couple scoops of ice cream into a large bowl and then dishing out some of the fudge pie on top so it spreads out over your ice cream giving it the warmest, most delicious hug in the whole world and YOU now to get to enjoy that bowl of heaven. That, my friends, is fudge pie! I won’t even go into the possibilities of adding a drizzle of caramel, just a bit of whipped cream, chopped nuts, perhaps some sprinkles…no seriously, I’m not even going there, that must be your imagination running wild… All joking and completely-made-up-adjectives aside, check out the fantastic recipe below because if it isn’t in your life yet, you are truly missing out!

Aunt Patty's Fudge Pie

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Simple
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This single pan combination of hot fudge center and fudge brownie ring around the edges is the absolute best topping for an ice cream indulgence!

Ingredients

  • 2 squares of unsweetened baking chocolate (4 rectangle pieces, see picture below)
  • 1 stick (aka 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons) butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • One quarter cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • One quarter teaspoon salt
  • Ice cream

Directions

  1. Beat eggs together in medium size bowl then add in vanilla and mix again.
  2. Next, add in the sugar, flour, and salt and combine everything together by mixing well.
  3. Melt just the butter and chocolate squares together in 30 second increments until all melted then stir to combine.
  4. Add chocolate butter mix into the first mixture then stir well to combine.
  5. Pour mixture into lightly greased 9″ round pan or pie pan.
  6. Place pan into preheated (325 degree) oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes.
  7. ***IMPORTANT: turn the oven light on/watch/check frequently after it’s been in the oven around 10 minutes as you should only bake this until the edges of the pan sets into a brownie-like consistency (about an inch and a half from the edge towards the middle should be like this) and the remainder (middle) of the pan is hot fudge consistency!***
  8. Scoop ice cream into bowls and be sure to get a mix of the brownie and hot fudge portions of the fudge pie scooped directly on top so you get the full decadent experience!

For those of you out there who aren’t familiar with baker’s chocolate, see the picture below and check the baking aisle at your local grocery store. Trust me, if I can find it, so can you 😉

Also, check out what it looks like when opened and how much you need for one batch of Patty’s Fudge Pie (again, it’s 2 squares which is made up of 4 of the rectangle sections). That’s right…one box of this goodness yields 4 batches of fudge pie. FOUR. BATCHES. OF. DELICIOUS. POSSIBILITIES!

Remember that important note you skimmed over while looking at the recipe? The picture below is as good as I can get to show you that the consistency is key here people! Brownie on the outside and hot fudge on the inside! PS this picture was taken right after I pulled the pie pan out of the oven.

And, just to entice you one more time to try out this simply fantastic dish…look at the end result! Oh. Em. YUM!!!

3 Comments

  1. Aunt Patty says:

    Not nearly as gorgeous or wonderful as my most loving god-child Stacie!
    Hope you all enjoy and don’t blame me for any extra pounds- I have been busy losing and then finding them all my life😊

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