Erin, go brag on this dessert delight!
Guinness Lucky Irish Pie is a family favorite, as generations have dug into this delicious treat for St. Patrick’s Day and other occasions. The chef will strike fortune in the kitchen with this delicious Irish treat. Leprechauns will lick their spoons, feeling lucky to partake in this chocolaty dessert pie.
Simple to make, but filled with traditional Irish ingredients, Guinness Lucky Irish Pie adds a pot of gold of value to a St. Patrick’s Day repast. Here’s how to make it, using a recipe handed down from Irish ancestors.
First, gather these ingredients for Guinness Lucky Irish Pie:
1 pie crust (homemade or purchased)
3 large eggs
1/2 stick butter or margarine (slightly softened)
3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
2/3 cup blackstrap molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsifted plain white flour
3/4 cup regular oatmeal (not instant)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 of a 12-ounce can of Guinness stout beer (about 6 ounces)
Follow these simple instructions to make and bake Guinness Lucky Irish Pie.
Preheat the oven to 325 (F) degrees.
Gently roll a pie crust into a round glass pie pan. Set the pie crust aside on a counter or table, and begin making the pie filling.
Mix the eggs, light brown sugar, butter/margarine, molasses, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat these ingredients with an electric mixer or beaters at medium speed until they are well-blended.
Stir in the flour and oatmeal. Mix well. Add chocolate chips, and stir with a sturdy wooden spoon. Open the can of Guinness, and pour half of it into the mixture. Continue stirring with the wooden spoon. The pie filling mix will become sloshy and foamy at this point.
Pour the pie filling into the pie crust. Place the pie pan on top of a flat baking sheet. Bake the Guinness Lucky Irish Pie for 45 minutes at 325 (F) degrees.
Drink the remaining half-can of Guinness, if desired, while the pie bakes.
Remove the Guinness Lucky Irish Pie from the oven. The center may be a bit soft, but it will firm up when cooled. Allow the pie to set on a trivet or cold stove burner. Once cooled, chill the Guinness Lucky Irish Pie in the refrigerator for at least an hour before cutting and serving it.
Store leftover Guinness Lucky Irish Pie, if there is any, covered tightly in the refrigerator.