Wednesday, April 11, 2012
7-Minute Chocolate Cherry Brownie Puddin' Pie
I made THAT pie in 7 minutes!
Well, "made" is maybe not the most accurate term- assembled is more like it- but with my 7 month old crawling- standing up on EVERYTHING and focused on only wanting the dogs toys for teething- I will do what I gotta to save time, and still have something for my hubby on his birthday that I know he'll LOVE!
Feel free to note you can absolutely un-short-cut any part of this and make a beautiful from-scratch dessert with chocolate mousse and tart cherries, go for it!!... I would if I had more than 7 minutes!
1 store-bought graham cracker pie crust
1 package chocolate pudding (and milk needed to make the "pie filling" recipe on the box- 2 1/2 cups in my case- and it was his birthday, so I went whole milk party time)
1 container of store-made "brownie bites"
1 can cherry pie filling
whip cream (which I totally forgot about after dinner so no photo of it here- that's what happens when mommy goes out for the first time in ages and has a few adult beverages!)
Chop or crumble the brownie bites.
Spread a layer of brownie bite chunks over the bottom of the pie crust, you'll use 1/2 to 2/3 of em here- the rest on top.
Make pudding pie filling.
Pour pudding over brownie bites.
Add cherries one by one to the top in any way you'd like- this is the most time consuming part, but it would be a hot mess if you just poured the filling over the top. So at least get the cherries out of most of the "other part of the cherry pie filling" before adding to the top of the pudding.
Add remaining brownie bite chunks.
Garnish with whip cream!