Pecan Pie Brownies

So, have you ever wondered what would happen if you chopped up a whole pie and mixed it in a batch of brownies?

Welcome to my brain.

 

I have to say, I am not a Pecan Pie girl.

AND I don’t normally do nuts in desserts.  Nuts possibly fall below fruit on my dessert chart.

So the thought of a whole pie dedicated to nuts isn’t going to get my blood sugar pumping.

 

BUT it seems like a lot of people DO like Pecan Pie.  I mean, it’s kind of in the pie world.

So I just thought what would happen if you chopped up the pie and threw it into brownies.

Some people like nuts in brownies.

Some people like Pecan Pie.

I am here today for those people.

 

What I found, though, is that nuts in brownies aren’t all bad.

Especially with crust and sugary, pecan pie filling bits.

 

So yeah, I chopped up a whole Pecan Pie.

Totally crazy, but totally delicious.

 

Pecan Pie Brownies.  Do it.

PhotobucketSee, here’s the poor unassuming pie.

Poor thing doesn’t know what’s about to happen…

PhotobucketSorry guy…

PhotobucketSee, pie chunks in my brownie batter.

Kind of awesome, isn’t it?

PhotobucketThen just bake. And wait.

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I like to bake my brownies in a foil lined pan, just because it makes it easy to remove them…

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Can you even believe it worked?

Totally righteous.

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Pecan Pie Brownies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups

Description:

makes 24 large brownies


Ingredients:

  • 1 (2 lb) frozen pecan pie, thawed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 semi-sweet cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a 9×13 baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray
  3. Cut your thawed pie into cubes (about 1″)
  4. In a medium saucepan combine chocolate chips and butter and heat over medium-low until melted, stirring consistently. Set aside.
  5. In your stand mixer combine sugar, eggs, vanilla and milk, mixing until incorporated. Slowly add in the chocolate mixture and HALF the pecan pie cubes, continuing to stir until well mixed. (Batter will be lumpy do to the pecan pie bits).
  6. Add in the flour, baking powder and salt, stirring until just incorporated.
  7. Add in the remaining pecan pie cubes, stirring until evenly mixed in.
  8. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, until center is JUST set and a toothpick inserted 2 inches from the edge comes out clean.
  9. Transfer pan to wire rack and allow to cool.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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63 Responses
  1. Debra

    OH! good grief, I think I just died and went to heaven. I love pecan pie and like brownies but combining them, BRILLIANT! YUM! drooling… 😀

  2. I love pecan pie! I have been on a real pecan kick these days! It seems like every other recipe I make has pecans in it! This looks awesome – I think I’ll continue my trend with these! I’ll let you know how they turn out!

  3. Victoria

    Looks awesome! I can’t wait to try this. Though I have to say I’m a little disappointed. When you put I facebook you chopped up a pie I was really hoping for pictures of you just hacking away going nuts on a pie. Of course that could just be my stress talking. 🙂

  4. I am not a pecan pie girl either nor am i into nuts in desserts…I like them NEXT to my desserts, not in them, but I love the filling of pecan pie and the flavor so much that I overlook, the well, nuts. Lol . I love that you just dumped it all into brownies. I am on board!

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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