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Brigadeiro Pie

Brigadeiro pie consists of a crust made from cookies or graham crackers, and a filling made from brigadeiro mixture, which is then topped with whipped cream or chocolate shavings.

To make a brigadeiro pie, you will need to prepare the brigadeiro mixture first, which usually involves combining condensed milk, cocoa powder, butter, and chocolate. The mixture is cooked on the stove until it thickens and becomes glossy. Once the brigadeiro mixture is ready, it can be poured into a pre-baked pie crust and chilled until it sets.

Here's a recipe for Brigadeiro Pie that serves 8-10 people:


  • 1 1/2 cups of chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • Whipped cream or chocolate shavings for topping (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter until well combined.

3. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish.

4. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool.

5. In a medium saucepan, combine the sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, and butter over medium heat.

6. Cook the mixture, stirring constantly, until it thickens and starts to pull away from the sides of the pan (about 10-15 minutes).

7. Remove the mixture from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

8. Pour the brigadeiro mixture into the cooled pie crust.

9. In a separate mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

10. Spread the whipped cream over the top of the brigadeiro filling.

11. If desired, top the pie with whipped cream or chocolate shavings.

12. Chill the pie in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until set.

13. Serve and enjoy your delicious brigadeiro pie!

Note: You can also make this recipe into mini pies by using a muffin tin instead of a pie dish. Simply press the cookie crumb mixture into the bottoms and up the sides of the muffin cups, then follow the remaining steps as written.

The origin

Brigadeiro is a popular Brazilian dessert that is typically served at birthday parties and other special events. The dessert is made from a mixture of condensed milk, cocoa powder, butter, and chocolate sprinkles, and is usually shaped into small balls.

The origin of brigadeiro is traced back to the 1940s in Brazil, when the country was experiencing a shortage of milk and sugar. The recipe for brigadeiro was created as a way to make a delicious dessert using the limited ingredients available at the time.

The dessert is said to have been named after Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, a prominent Brazilian Air Force officer and politician who ran for president of Brazil in 1945. It is said that his supporters would make and sell the sweet treats to raise money for his campaign.

Today, brigadeiro is a beloved dessert in Brazil and has become popular in other parts of the world as well. It is often served at parties and celebrations, and is enjoyed by people of all ages.