Try this easy chocolate pie recipe that's "like pie crust filled with brownie batter" #Recipes#dessert#megan-simple November 10 | Guest post by Angelle Conant My pie! With a myriad of holidays looming ahead, and cold weather rolling in, what could be better than pie? I'll tell you: a super easy, "sugar free" chocolate pie. I say "sugar free" because although this pie technically has no added table sugar, it does contain brown rice syrup. I first learned about brown rice syrup from Sarah Wilson of I Quit Sugar. Put very simply, it is a sweetener made from brown rice that contains no fructose (the "bad" stuff) but does contain maltose and glucose (the okay-in-moderation stuff). Whether or not you're into lowering your fructose intake, this pie is GOOD. Both my mother-in-law and husband, (aka our resident picky eaters) loved it and said it was like a pie crust filled with brownie batter. And the best part is that it's so dang easy. The hardest part about pie is making the crust — it can be so finicky! So I advocate buying pre-made crust. After that it's mix, pour, bake, and voilà: pie! And if you've got your fancy pants on, you can even make whipped cream to top it. Ingredients: premade pie crust 3/4 cup brown rice syrup (you can use sugar instead, if you'd like) 5 T unsweetened cocoa powder 2 eggs 1/2 stick melted butter 1 5 oz. can of unsweetened evaporated milk 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream Recipe: Preheat oven to 350° F. Whisk together the cocoa powder, brown rice syrup, eggs, melted butter, and evaporated milk. Batter will be very thin. Put your premade dough in an 8-9 inch pie pan and stab it with a fork several times. Pour thin batter into crust and bake for about 45 minutes. Top with whipped cream and enjoy! By: jessebuck – CC BY 2.0 Optional whipped cream: Pour 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream into bowl and add a splash of vanilla extract. Use a hand mixer on high (or a very large bicep and whisk) for about 30 seconds — until it has the texture of whipped cream. Do not over-beat! Notes: This pie is very rich. You can lessen that by using less cocoa powder but I found the whipped cream balanced out the richness quite nicely. For those who care, this pie is about 300 calories per slice (1/8 of the pie). Who else has an easy chocolate pie recipe? Let's share 'em in the comments! Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Angelle Conant Angelle is a writer, artist, musician, and geek living in the great state of Texas with her techy husband, babbling baby girl, and two wise cats. To hear about her latest projects and receive a free PDF version of the Positive Affirmations Coloring Book, follow her blog, our.lonestar.life. our.lonestar.life PREVIOUS Here are some ways to help your male partner understand sexism NEXT 10 gorgeous judgement-busting photos of tattooed parents Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] I made a very similar recipe for Christmas last year and everyone loved it. It's also a great gluten free dessert if you use GF pie crust. 1 agrees Reply What a great idea! I have an Aunt who is gluten free so I'll have to try that. Reply Nice! I love easy chocolate recipes Reply Man, this is one forgiving recipe! I screwed up big time: I remembered the melted butter *after* the batter was already poured into a cookie crust! I tried pouring the batter back into the mixing bowl…but the crust fell into the bowl, too. I was going to chuck it all, but then decided to mix it all up, pour it into the pie tin and bake it anyway. IT *STILL* TURNED OUT GREAT! It didn't even stick to the tin. So apparently, a crust is optional. 3 agree Reply Sounds super tasty! Making it in a gluten free crust 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.