Irish Whiskey Brownie Pie Recipe

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A decadent brownie pie with a fudgy chocolate filling and flakey espresso crust, spiked with Irish whiskey. A must bake for all chocolate lovers, and a perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert.

YIELD: 1 9-inch pie, Serves 8-12
6 tablespoons very cold unsalted butter
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon espresso powder
1 to 3 tablespoons cold half and half (or substitute heavy whipping cream)
2 tablespoons Irish whiskey (any kind you like—I used 2 Gingers)
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1/4 cup Dutch process cocoa
2 tablespoons Irish whiskey
1 tablespoon half and half (or substitute heavy whipping cream)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon espresso powder
2 tablespoons yellow or white cornmeal
2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
Whipped cream, for serving (optional)

  1. Prepare the crust: Dice the butter, then place it in the freezer while you prepare the other ingredients. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade (or a medium mixing bowl), place the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, and salt, then pulse a few times to combine. (If not using a food processor, stir the ingredients together in a medium bowl). Add the butter pieces, then pulse just until the dough resembles a cobblestone street. Some pieces will be the size of peas, others oatflakes. (Without a food process, work the butter into the dry ingredients with a fork or pastry blender.)
  2. Dissolve the espresso powder in 1 tablespoon of the half and half. Sprinkle over the crust mixture. Sprinkle on whiskey. Add up to 3 tablespoons (or more, if necessary) of the half and half to the dry ingredients, pulsing a little after each. Add only as much half and half as you need to for the dough to just hold together when you take a handful. On a lightly floured work surface, pat the dough into an even, flat, 1-inch disk, wrap in plastic, then refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Visit Irish Whiskey Brownie Pie @ for full directions.

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