I'm excited to share with you my Hot Fudge Pie recipe - a rich and decadent dessert that's perfect for indulging in on a chilly evening or any time you're craving a chocolatey treat. With just a few simple ingredients and easy steps, you'll have a pie that's sure to impress your family and friends!
Hi! I’m Melissa and I blog over at Persnickety Plates. I'm excited to be filling in for Jenny as she welcomes the newest member of her fam!
Jenny gave me free rein on what I could share with you guys. The possibilities were endless but my love for baked goods won. I pinned this recipe awhile back and was excited to try it. It really does taste like an upside down hot fudge sundae! It's not overly sweet but it's gooey and perfect with vanilla ice cream on top. Plus, it comes together in less than 10 minutes. That's always a plus.
What makes this Hot Fudge Pie a great dessert idea?
There are so many reasons why Hot Fudge Pie is an amazing dessert idea! For starters, it's incredibly easy to make - even novice bakers can whip it up in no time. But the real magic lies in the taste and texture.
Imagine a warm, gooey fudgy center encased in a crisp, buttery crust. It's the ultimate chocolate lover's dream! Plus, you can serve it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or dollop of whipped cream for an extra indulgent treat. Whether you're looking to impress guests or simply treat yourself, Hot Fudge Pie is the perfect dessert idea.
How to make Hot Fudge Pie:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Grease an 8-inch pie plate with butter (you can use the butter wrapper to do this).
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butter in 20-30 second increments, stirring between intervals, until combined. Let it cool.
- In another bowl, beat the eggs and mix in the sugar until fully incorporated.
- Add the cooled chocolate/butter mixture to the sugar/egg mixture and stir until fully combined.
- Add the vanilla and milk and stir well.
- Gently fold in the flour until no white streaks remain. Do not overmix.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pie dish.
- Bake for 25 minutes, until the top is set.
- Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.
- Enjoy your delicious Hot Fudge Pie!
Tips and Tricks:
- Use room temperature ingredients: Make sure your eggs and butter are at room temperature before starting. This will help them mix together more easily and create a smoother texture.
- Don't overmix: When folding in the flour, be gentle and stop mixing as soon as there are no white streaks left. Overmixing can make the pie tough and chewy.
- Use good quality chocolate: Since chocolate is the star of the show in this recipe, using high-quality chocolate chips will really make a difference in the flavor.
- Let the pie cool before serving: While it's tempting to dive right into a warm slice of Hot Fudge Pie, letting it cool for a few minutes before serving will help it set and make it easier to slice.
- Add toppings: A scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, or a drizzle of hot fudge sauce can take this pie to the next level. Feel free to get creative with your toppings!
- Store leftovers properly: If you have any leftover pie, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can reheat individual slices in the microwave for a few seconds before serving.
Hot Fudge Pie Recipe
- ¼ lb 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 ½ squares 1.5 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Butter an 8" pie plate and set aside. (I always use the butter wrapper to grease my dish - it usually has just enough to get the job done)
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butter in 20-30 second increments, stirring between intervals, until combined. Let it cool.
- In another bowl, mix the sugar into the beaten eggs until fully incorporated.
- Add the cooled butter/chocolate mixture into the sugar mixture and stir until completely combined.
- Add the vanilla and milk and stir well.
- Fold in the flour, gently mixing just until no white steaks remain. Do not over mix.
- Pour into the prepared pie dish and bake for 25 minutes.
- Top with some ice cream while it's still warm.
Is hot fudge supposed to be hot?
Hot fudge is a type of chocolate sauce that is typically served warm or hot, hence the name "hot" fudge.
However, the temperature at which it is served can vary depending on personal preference and the context in which it is being used. Some people may prefer to serve it at room temperature or even chilled.
What is hot fudge ice cream made of?
Hot fudge ice cream is typically made by topping a scoop (or scoops) of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge sauce.
The hot fudge sauce is typically made with a combination of chocolate, sugar, butter, cream, and sometimes other flavorings like vanilla extract or salt.
The sauce is heated until it's warm and pourable, and then drizzled over the ice cream. The combination of cold ice cream and warm, gooey hot fudge creates a deliciously indulgent dessert that's perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth.
How long is fudge pie good in the fridge?
If stored properly in an airtight container, fudge pie can typically last for up to 3-4 days in the fridge.
It's important to keep the pie covered to prevent it from drying out or absorbing any odors from other foods in the fridge.
Why does my fudge pie crack?
If the pie is baked for too long, it can cause the top to dry out and crack. Make sure to check the pie at the minimum recommended baking time, and take it out of the oven as soon as the top is set.