Pecan Pie Brownies

Posted by Jackie on Nov 12, 2012

Chocolate Pecan Pie has to be my absolute favorite Thanksgiving fall dessert.  I love everything about it, the nutty, chocolatey gooeyiness in every bite.  I’ll eat it all, except the crust.  I just don’t like crust, at all.  I usually scoop out the pecan pie filling and eat it, leaving the crust behind.  Kinda sad. So, I came up with my own crustless version of pecan pie for this year: ooey gooey chocolate pecan brownies.

You start by making fudgy brownies.  {If you’re in a time crunch, feel free to use your favorite boxed version, and add the pecan pie topping.}  Then, you make chocolate pecan pie filling, and spread it on the brownies.  What you get is a chocolate cobbler-like pecan pie, without the crust.  It’s that easy, and that good.

Serve these warm with a scoop of your favorite ice cream, and I promise no one will ask you for pecan pie again!

Pecan Pie Brownies

Makes 12 brownies

Ingredients:

Brownies

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • Pinch of salt
Pecan Pie Topping

  • 1/2 cup honey or corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions:

Brownies

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350°, and line a 9×9 baking pan with lightly greased foil.
  • In a large glass bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and butter in 30-second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds, until the chocolate and butter have melted.  Stir until combined.
  • Whisk in the sugar, then the eggs and the vanilla extract.
  • Slowly whisk in the flour and salt, and whisk until combined.
  • Pour the brownie mixture into the lined baking pan, and bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
Pecan Pie Topping

  • While the brownies are baking, make the pecan pie topping.  In the bowl of your mixer, beat the honey (or corn syrup) and sugar until combined.
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add the melted butter, and mix until combined.
  • Stir in the chopped pecans and chocolate chips.
Assemble

  • After 10 minutes, remove the brownies from the oven.
  • Spread the pecan pie topping on top of the brownies.
  • Return to the oven, and bake at 350° for an additional 40-45 minutes, until the pecan pie topping is completely set to the touch.
  • Let cool for 1-2 hours before cutting.
  • Serve warm, topped with ice cream.

Original recipe by La Casa de Sweets

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6 Responses to “Pecan Pie Brownies”

  1. Emily @ She Makes and Bakes November 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    You are brilliant! I cannot wait to try these!!

  2. Sherri Phengchard November 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    My grandma who has passed away loved gooey brownies as well as pecan pie. I can’t wait to make these this Thanksgiving in honor of her! Thanks for sharing! :)

    • lacasadesweets November 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

      That is so sweet! I hope you enjoy them in her honor!

  3. Kelly Anne December 29, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    Nice recipe. I love a simple brownie recipe which is easy for the kids to help with :)
    I also like the below brownie recipe.
    http://www.wascene.com/food-drink/perfect-chocolate-brownie-recipe/
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kelly

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