Red Velvet Fudge Pie
I always make a special dinner and dessert on Valentine’s day for the whole family. I made this Red Velvet Fudge Pie last year and it was a winner so I made it again this year with a few tweaks. This year to take the chocolate to another level I added homemade chocolate pie crust!! I can’t wait to cut into this and have a piece tomorrow night.
The recipe for the pie comes straight from Pizzazzerie: Entertain in Style. The recipe for the chocolate pie crust is from cooks.com. I didn’t modify the ingredients at all on this but did modify the instructions to use a stand mixer.
Red Velvet Fudge Pie Recipe
- 1 box red velvet cake mix
- 3 eggs (amount varies depending on cake mix directions)
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil (amount varies depending on cake mix directions)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 refrigerated pie crusts (or homemade, your choice) – see below for chocolate pie crust recipe
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and roll out pie crusts into pie pans.
- Prepare cake mix according to instructions on back. Mix well and pour into 2 pie crusts in pans.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until crusts are golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. If crusts begin to brown before pie is done, cover loosely with aluminum foil.
- In medium saucepan, combine butter, 10 ounces of chocolate chips (reserve some for garnish) and sweetened condensed milk. Stir (medium heat) until smooth and pour over pies.
- Garnish with extra chocolate chips!
- Let cool and enjoy!
Chocolate Pie Crust Recipe
- 1 cup pastry flour (substitute with 2 tbs corn starch and flour to fill 1 cup)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 tsp powdered cocoa
- 4 tsp sugar
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 tbs cold water
1. Sift together 1 cup of once sifted pastry flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 4 teaspoons powdered cocoa and 4 teaspoons sugar.
2. Use stand mixer and mix in shortening until dough has consistency of small peas.
3. Stir together 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 4 tablespoons cold water. Gradually add this to the stand mixer until dough takes form. Shape dough into ball and let stand for 15 minutes.
4. Roll out the dough and fit it loosely into a pie pan. Do not stretch it. Flute the edge.
I whipped up the pie dough first as it needs time to sit. I mixed the dry ingredients in the stand mixer. Next I added the shortening and mixed until the dough had a pea sized consistency. I slowly added the water and vanilla mix (I used it all) and mixed until the dough was shaped and clinging to the paddle. I shaped the dough into a ball and left it to rest.
While the dough was resting I got out the cake mix and and mixed it per the boxes instruction in the stand mixer. When the mix was complete I rolled out the pie dough and fluted the edges. After the crusts were complete I poured the cake mix in – dividing it equally. I baked the pies for 35 minutes at 350°. While the pies were cooling a bit I mixed up the fudge topping. I poured it on the top of the pies and topped with mini chocolate chips and Valentine sprinkles.
This is a fairly easy recipe but it looks amazing! As this recipe makes two pies I am actually using one as a prize for a game tomorrow at our #DisneySide @Home Celebration Valentine’s Day party. Would you want to win one of these???