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Cheesecake Brownie Pie with a Pretzel Crust

This cheesecake brownie pie takes brownies to the next level!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake brownie pie, pretzel crust
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 615


Pretzel Crust Ingredients

  • 4 cups small salted pretzels
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted

Brownie Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 10 tablespoons cocoa powder this is the same a 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cheesecake Topping Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Pretzel Crust Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Crush all ingredients in a mini food processor until they look like wet sand. Or, place pretzels in a sandwich bag, crush with a rolling pin, and mix with other ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Press into the bottom and up the sides of a greased 10" deep dish pie pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.

Brownie Instructions

  • Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer) for three minutes.
  • Pour into pre-baked pretzel crust.

Cheesecake Topping, Final Assembly, and Baking Instructions

  • Beat all ingredients in a small mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Pour over brownie batter.
  • Use a knife or a bench scraper to draw lines or swirls into the cheesecake layer. As you dig deeper into the batter, some of the chocolate will be unearthed creating a marble effect on the top of the pie.
  • Bake for 60 minutes until the pie is set. A toothpick inserted into the center of the pie will come out with just a few crumbs on it.
  • Turn off oven and prop the door open slightly, leaving the pie in the oven to slowly cool. This prevents cracking.
  • After an hour, remove from the oven and cool to room temperature before slicing.


Calories: 615kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 628mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 1080IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3.2mg