It’s the best of two desserts in one easy recipe.
Pie is the first dessert that naturally comes to mind when thinking about Thanksgiving. How come? because, whether handmade or purchased from the store, there is generally at least one pie on the table on Turkey Day. It resembles the holiday’s unwritten rule.
But what if you’re not into pie? We understand, and we may have the perfect solution with our brand-new dessert selection. It combines joyful autumn flavours with comforting, well-known elements. Pecan Pie Brownies are our treat with the finest of both worlds.
Chef John began this dish as an experiment, and he must admit that he wasn’t sure it would turn out well. Still, it did. It was really successful,” he remarked. “I was astounded by how extraordinarily excellent that was.”
His experiment ultimately produced a double-decker dessert with a fudgy, chewy, delicious layer below and a crisp, crackly, nutty layer on top. A superb combination of flavours was created by the crunchy pecans and velvety chocolate.
As you may know, pecan pie filling is really sweet, so I did purposefully make the brownie less sweet than normal, said Chef John. And because of that, I felt there was a lovely balance to this.
The Best of Both Desserts
This is a really simple recipe for a two-tiered dessert. The chef claims that this is the “world’s simplest brownie batter.” They don’t use a lot of flour since the basis of these brownies is dense and fudgy, not cakey. To set the batter sufficiently so the thick topping doesn’t seep through, the brownies do require a brief par-bake.
The topping is then a traditional pecan pie filling, complete with corn syrup. The problematic part of this recipe is that the cook times for the brownie batter and pecan pie are approximately 30 minutes apart. The brownie below, though, doesn’t burn or overcook—believe it or not. It remains excellent, soft, and just chewy.We need not say more—it’s brownie crusted pecan pie. And if that even somewhat appeals to you, we implore you to bring these magnificent delicacies to the gathering rather of the countless other pies that have been offered. Everybody will be ecstatic.
How to Make Pecan Pie Brownies
The cornerstone of this recipe is an incredibly easy brownie batter. To create it, combine some warm, melted butter, white sugar, fine cocoa powder, and salt in a mixing dish and whisk until well combined. If it appears a bit blurry at this point, don’t worry.
Blend in two eggs at a time after that, along with the vanilla essence. Lastly, use a low speed mixer to whisk in some all-purpose flour until it completely vanishes.
Grease an 8 × 8-inch square pan and line it with parchment paper, allowing some hanging over the sides (this is an important step for easy removal; don’t omit it). After levelling out the batter in the pan, bake it at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes on the low side.
In a separate mixing basin, thoroughly mix brown sugar, eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and a little amount of salt. Then add the chopped pecans and toss until well covered. Finally, evenly distribute the mixture over the brownies.This time, bake the bars for about an hour at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Let cool fully, then store in the refrigerator if you would rather eat your brownie cold. After removing the brownies from the pan using the paper, cut them into squares, and serve.