1 9-inch pie crust
8 oz cream cheese, softened
3 tbsps sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 pkg (15 oz) Fudge Brownie Mix (with a fudge packet)
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tbsps water
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and 1 of the eggs. Beat the mixture until smooth. Set aside. Reserve the fudge packet from the brownie mix.
In a large bowl, combine the brownie mix, canola oil, 1 tablespoon of the water, and the remaining two eggs. Beat the mixture 50 strokes with a large spoon. Spread 1/2 cup of this mixture over the pie crust. Spoon the cream cheese mixture evenly and carefully over the brownie mixture. Top cream cheese mixture with the remaining brownie mixture. Spread evenly. Sprinkle with the chopped pecans.
Bake pie at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes or until the center is puffed and the crust is golden brown. Place the ingredients of the fudge packet in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir the remaining water into the chocolate. Drizzle over the top of the pie. Cool at least 3 hours before cutting. Store this pie in the refrigerator.