Easy Flourless Brownie Pie

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This brownie pie recipe is fudgy and decadent, with a salted tahini maple sauce that puts it over the top! Add it to your repertoire of delicious gluten free desserts.

Fudgy flourless brownie pie…need we say more? This decadent chocolate dessert recipe is from the book Black Girl Baking by Jerrelle Guy, creator of Chocolate for Basil. It’s quickly becoming one of our favorite baking cookbooks. Instead of judging a book by its cover, Alex and I judge a cookbook by how many recipes we immediately want to try while paging through it. And after just a few pages in, our list of must makes was growing buy the minute!

Blue Blueberry Drop Biscuits, Everything Chickpea Turmeric Crackers, Macadamia Brown Butter Cashew Cookie Dough…the recipes are inventive and the photography is outstanding. But more importantly, this is a special book because it’s not just a baking cookbook. Author Jerrelle Guy has included deeper themes that go way beyond baking. Keep reading for a special interview with Jerrelle and the brownie pie recipe!


For the brownie pie

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 13 tablespoons softened unsalted butter or coconut oil, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature

 For the tahini maple spread

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup grade A maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 357F (190C) and have an oiled 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan or cake pan nearby.
  2. To make the brownie pie, sift the cocoa powder, espresso, baking soda and salt into a bowl and set aside. In the microwave or over a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of the butter, stirring until the chocolate comes together into a thick fudge. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  3. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or with an electric mixer, cream together the sugar, vanilla, and remaining 11 tablespoons of butter until pale, scraping down the sides of the bowl and the beater as you go. Separate 3 of the eggs and add the egg yolks, one at a time, waiting until they are fully incorporate before adding another yolk (save the whites for Step 5). Then add 1 whole egg and mix to combine.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of the cooled chocolate butter mixture at a time, continuing to beat after each addition until fully incorporated. Mix in the dry ingredients, beating until just combined.
  5. In a separate clean metal bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form, about 5 minutes. Make sure no bites of egg yolk sneak into the bowl, or the fat in the yolk won’t allow the whites to lift while beating. Add the whipped egg whites to the batter in 3 additions, folding gently to keep the air in the whites from deflating. Once it’s mostly combined (a few streaks of white is okay), pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake the brownie pie for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the crust gets shiny and cracks, and a toothpick inserted into one of the cracks comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly.
  6. To make the tahini spread, combine the tahini, maple syrup, espresso powder, salt and vanilla in a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth and creamy and almost all the granules of espresso are no longer visible. Serve alongside a slice of the brownie pie.

You can read full article and recipes here : https://www.acouplecooks.com/fudgy-flourless-brownie-pie/

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