Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This fast easy-to-make desert is the perfect cooking project for kids. Please don't expect a pie crust, as this "pie" does not have a crust but is simply a delicious desert perfect for a family dinner. Original recipe printed in Bon Appetit (June, 1982).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
  2. Grease 8-inch pie pan.
  3. Combine sugar and butter and mix well in a large bowl.
  4. Add eggs, then flour, cocoa and vanilla, stirring well after each addition.
  5. Stir in pecans.
  6. Pour mixture into pie pan.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set.
  8. Cool and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate, if desired.


Most Helpful

I must tell you my Granddaughter had a blast making Funny Pie. We did it with Marks homehealth aide nurse. We shared it with the children outside. I would not change not one thing. This is just plain out fun. Thank You so very much.

Braunda June 11, 2003

For a quick and easy pie, this was very tasty. I made it with Splenda (making this low-carb) and otherwise followed the mixing directions. I liked not having to melt chocolate, which did make them kid-friendly, too. I placed filling in mini-muffin pans and cute little chocolate morsels (made 20) popped right out of the pans. It did not make a crust, as stated, but they didn't need one. Thanks for the recipe, Ellie!

BeachGirl June 08, 2003

This is good, tastes like a brownie, I had to bake for almost 35 minutes before it was set in the middle. Very good with a glop of cool whip on it.

Dorel October 30, 2004

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