Saturday, May 24, 2014

Brownie Fruit Pie {Memorial Day Dessert}

Hello, hello! I'm so thrilled that it's finally the weekend. And what better way to start the weekend than with dessert???


Memorial Day is just a few days away and if you don't already have a dessert planned for your family, you should definitely consider making this Brownie Fruit Pie

It's easy, delicious, and serves a crowd. And it looks festive; you can't beat that!


This dessert starts with a boxed brownie mixed, prepared according to the directions on the package. Preheat the oven to 350* and lightly spray a pie dish with nonstick spray. Pour the batter into the pie dish until it's 1/2-3/4 full. 

Pour the remaining batter into a small loaf pan. Extra brownies = brownie sundaes for later. 

Bake the brownie pie for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Now for the fun part! The frosting is really simple and is not at all overly sweet. It's a cream cheese frosting and it pairs perfectly with the brownie and the strawberries. 

In a small bowl, combine 8 ounces of low-fat cream cheese (or regular) with 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until smooth and creamy. If it's not sweet enough for your liking, add additional powdered sugar as needed. Spread the frosting over the brownie pie and garnish with sliced berries. Feel free to cover the entire brownie pie with fruit and use a variety of fruit. 


Refrigerate the brownie pie until ready to serve and store left-overs in the refrigerator.


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a safe and happy holiday.



4 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous dessert!! There's something so delicious about chocolate with strawberries. I need to try this!

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  2. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  3. Sounds wonderful and easy. What's better than chocolate and strawberries?!

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