Valley Fig Growers

"I Love You" Brownie-California Fig Pie

Makes 1 pie (about 10 servings) and up to 3 or 4 cupcakes


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust  
  • 1 package (19- to 21-oz.) fudge brownie mix 
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1/4 cup water 
  • 1 cup chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped, toasted walnuts, pecans or other nuts (optional) 
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 
  • White decorating icing, fit with writing tip  


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Unfold crust and press into 9-inch pie plate. Fold excess crust under and press together to form edge. In bowl, stir brownie mix, oil, eggs and water until well blended. Stir in figs and nuts. Spoon 3 cups batter into crust. Spoon any remaining batter into greased or paper-lined muffin pan cups. Bake muffins 20 to 25 minutes; bake pie 45 to 50 minutes, until pick inserted in center comes out almost clean (cover edge of crust with foil after 20 minutes). Cool on rack.
  2. For topping, place chocolate chips in glass measuring cup; heat in microwave oven on high (100%) power 1 minute. Stir. Repeat heating and stirring at 20 second intervals until melted. Spread over pie and cupcakes. Cool. With decorator icing write “I Love You” or other message on pie.

Photo: George Selland.

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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

Calories 620
% Calories from Fat 45%
Fat 32g
Cholesterol 46mg
Protein 6g
Carbohydrates 80g
Fiber 4g
Iron 3mg
Sodium 312mg
Calcium 38mg