Combine two favorite dessert recipes - peanut butter fudge and brownies - into a gluten free pie that's perfect for the holidays in this Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Pie.
(Disclosure: As co-owner of The Recipe ReDux, I was compensated to manage this contest.)
There are two kinds of people in this world -- those who prefer a fork/spoon dessert and those who prefer a hand-held dessert. When it comes to what's on the dessert table at the holidays, the former are correct. (I know, because I'm one of them.)
The latter? Well, sadly my husband is one of those handheld dessert eaters. Clearly, he's wrong. But love forgives all, right?
"But what about fudge, Regan? Doesn't that deserve a place at the table."
I'll give you that Christmas Cookies and confections do have a certain pull. But topping off your Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday meal just deserves a sit-down-pull-up-a-utensil starring role if you ask me.
Actually, if you were to ask me, I would also tell you that I think holiday foods, in general, should be more about the time you spend at the table, and less about the time spent in the kitchen. That's what prompted me to make this quick and easy pie that's special enough for your holiday dessert table, but simple enough to have you in and out of the kitchen without a ton of extra effort.
...well, that AND the fact siggi's is sponsoring this month's Recipe ReDux contest. If you're not familiar with the brand, siggi's was founded by Native Icelander Siggi Hilmarsson. He first recreated skyr in his own NYC kitchen in 2004 and then soon quit his day job and began selling at farmers’ markets. Today, siggi’s is a nationwide brand and rightfully so. Its focus on simple ingredients, high quality and less sugar makes it a stand out in the dairy case. I was fortunate enough to meet Siggi earlier this year at Blog Brulee...
...and I can promise he's the kind of guy you'd like to grab a fork and spoon, pull up a plate of something yummy and talk to for hours. (Don't let the serious look fool ya. He was actually quite friendly.) His entrepreneurial spirit and wisdom gained from building a successful brand literally from nothing is the stuff dreamers like me live for.
Out of respect to siggi's and their focus on less sugar (a quality I absolutely love!), I have to acknowledge that this pie is not exactly low sugar. But in healthy splurge fashion, I've created the fudge topping with skyr and peanut butter rather than butter, trimming calories and fat in favor of more protein.
As for the brownie base, I opted to use a pre-made mix. But if you prefer a lower-sugar version, try out my Dark Chocolate Flourless Brownie recipe. The truly great thing about this recipe is that it can be tweaked to make it as quick and easy or more "from scratch" as you want it to be... that, and of course, the fact that it requires a fork or spoon. Enjoy! ~Regan
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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Pie
- 1/2 package brownie mix (I used gluten free Namaste brand, 8x8 size)
- 1 pie crust (I used Wholly Gluten Free brand)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter or dark chocolate peanut butter (I used Aldi brand)
- 1 (5.3-ounce) carton siggi's vanilla 0% yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey (may omit if using a sweetened peanut butter)
- 1 tablespoon hot water or warm milk
- Garnishes: vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and peanuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Prepare brownie mix according to package directions (do not bake). Spoon batter into pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until batter is set.
- Meanwhile, place peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl and cook on HIGH in 30 second intervals until thin and easily stirred. Add yogurt, honey (if desired) and water; stir until very smooth.
- Remove pie from oven. Let stand 10 minutes.
- Carefully spoon peanut butter mixture over top of pie in heaping tablespoons and smooth across top. Let stand until cooled.
- To serve, slice and top with desired garnishes. Store pie in refrigerator.