Festival Season Brownie Mud Pie


It’s the height of Summer which means it’s festival season! We’ve already had a fantastic Glastonbury with Dolly Parton stealing the show, this weekend we have T in the Park and next month it’s Reading & Leeds! To celebrate we’ve asked our Expert Contributor Meg to come up with a dish to bring the spirit of the music festival into your own home – and what better than a Mud Pie!

This dessert combines the gooeyness of a chocolate fondant with the crisp, crunchy top of a brownie. If you have suitable oven to tableware it can be made, baked and served from the same pie dish which makes it super easy.


  • 100 plain chocolate
  • 115g of unsalted butter
  • 250g minus one tablespoon castar sugar
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 125g plain flour
  • 125g optional toasted pecan nuts (I used chocolate chips)
  • An oven proof pie dish, approx. 7 inches across and 2 ½ inches deep


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Break up the chocolate and place into your pie dish along with the butter. Melt on a extremely low heat being very careful not to burn the chocolate whilst stirring frequently. If you aren’t making it in the pie dish use a saucepan and transfer into the pie dish at the end.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, vanilla and the eggs. When adding the eggs make sure they pan isn’t too hot so they don’t scramble.
  4. Thoroughly mix and then stir in the plain flour, making sure to mix in any pockets of flour and then add in the chocolate chips or the toasted nuts. Using a rubber spatula scrape down the sides of the dish to make sure the edges don’t burn.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the mix is set on top and gooey underneath.
  6. Serve and eat immediately with cream.

Meg Davies

About Our Expert Contributor

Meg Davies has been an enthusiastic home baker from a very young age. Now at university in Birmingham, she has been studying Food & Consumer Management for two years. She loves to come up with fun & interesting recipes that are easy for everyone to make at home and is in the process of making her own website charting her baking adventures.

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