Recipe: Hot Fudge Pie

by Cate on September 12, 2012

Hot Fudge Pie
I suppose it kind of tells you what kind of recipe this was.

When the only picture I have to offer you is one of its empty plate.

After it was ravaged in mere minutes.

Ok, not really mere minutes.

But in under an hour.

True story.

I found this recipe a few weeks ago when someone I follow on Twitter linked to it. It was rather fortuitous timing because my stepdaughter was coming over for dinner, and I had all the pieces of our meal planned … except for dessert.

With ingredients I already had on hand, it was pretty much a no-brainer. And then only compounded when I saw the words “hot fudge” in the title, since Nick pretty much loves those words when it’s attached to something he can put in his mouth.

So make it.

Whether you’re dealing with a broken dishwasher, a broken heart, or a broken moment in a crazy schedule when you have a few minutes to whip something up for an impromptu dessert.

This is that.

And now it’s yours too.

PS – Do take a moment to read the story behind the recipe at the link below; it’s too sweet not to.

Hot Fudge Pie
Recipe courtesy of IslandEAT
Serves four to six (or eight, if the ice cream scoops are big…)


4 ounces unsalted butter, with a bit extra for greasing pie plate
1 ½ squares unsweetened baking chocolate (1.5 ounces)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup AP flour (that is “all-purpose” for those of you not yet hip to food jive…)
2 tablespoons milk


1.Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2.Butter an eight-inch diameter pie plate or cake pan – use a glass or ceramic, if possible – or use cooking spray
3.Melt butter and chocolate (I use a microwave – pretty much just for this task – at 50% power at 30 second intervals, just until the chocolate is almost entirely melted, and then stir). Cool.
4.Mix sugar into beaten eggs, combine until sugar is fully incorporated.
5.Mix in butter-chocolate mixture until completely blended.
6.Add vanilla and milk. Stir well.
7.Fold in flour, mixing just until no white streaks remain – do not overbeat.
8.Bake for 25 minutes.

Serve with ice cream for the full upside-down hot fudge pie treatment.

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Cathy September 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm

How am I supposed to pin an empty pie plate???? Looks delish!


Cate September 13, 2012 at 8:21 am

Haha, you could totally pin an empty pie plate – it means it was good! And honestly, this is a hard one to photograph when there’s still some left, swear.


Joanne September 13, 2012 at 6:40 am

What about a broken week? Is it good for that too? Because I need a cure for that right now. It looks super.
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Debbie September 13, 2012 at 6:49 am

Made a chocolate pie last night that did not turn out well at all. I have all the ingredients for this one on hand so I’ll give this a try later…Thanks!!!
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Ramona September 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

jeez, this could make me blow the diet big time


Mary Lou September 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

uh oh……. I don’t like the sound of those broken things…… hope everything’s ok :/


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