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Pecan Pie Brownies Recipe


For the Brownies:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

2 cups granulated sugar

4 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

For the Pecan Pie Topping:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup light corn syrup

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt

2 cups pecan halves or pieces


Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper or lightly grease it.

Make the Brownies:

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the sugar.

Add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.


Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until just combined.

Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly.

Bake the Brownies:

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Do not overbake. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Make the Pecan Pie Topping:

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar and light corn syrup. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil.

Remove from heat and let it cool slightly. Quickly whisk in the eggs, vanilla extract, and salt until smooth. Stir in the pecans.

Add the Topping and Bake Again:

Pour the pecan pie topping over the baked brownies, spreading it out evenly.

Return the pan to the oven and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the pecan topping is set and golden brown.

Cool and Serve:

Allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Once cool, lift the brownies out of the pan using the parchment paper (if used) and cut them into squares.

Enjoy your delicious Pecan Pie Brownies!