No matter how you slice it, old-fashioned pecan pie is a cherished holiday favorite, beloved for its decadent nutty flavor, blanketed in a rich, sugary ooey-gooey filling.

Pecan pie, a timeless fall treat, is married with soft and fudgy brownies in this easy Thanksgiving dessert recipe for an instant twist on a traditional holiday classic!

Pecan pie brownies combine the flavors of chewy chocolate brownies with old fashioned pecan pie for an unbelievably delicious Thanksgiving dessert using pantry staples for the everyday home cook! Pecan pie brownies conveniently use brownie mix as the main ingredient for an easy Thanksgiving dessert so that everyone can get their chocolate and pecan pie fix this holiday season. Check out this video for a visual guide!

Recipe

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 1 box family size brownie mix, plus ingredients

Pecan Pie Filling

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, unsalted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pecans, chopped

Directions

Brownies

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, prepare the brownie mix according to the directions on the back of the box. Stir until well combined using a hand mixer or wooden spoon. Bake the brownies in the preheated oven for ONLY 15 minutes.

Pecan Pie Filling

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, light corn syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk continuously over medium-high heat until the mixture becomes somewhat thick and coats the back of a spoon, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped pecans.

  2. Remove the half baked brownies from the oven. Pour the pecan pie filling over the brownies, covering them completely. Bake the brownies with the pecan pie topping for an additional 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees. The filling will appear gel-like and will jiggle slightly. Brownies will harden as they cool.

  3. Allow the pecan brownies to cool before slicing. Serve warm or cool—store covered pecan brownies at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Supplies

Pecan Pie Brownies

  • 9x13 inch baking dish
  • large bowl
  • hand mixer or wooden spoon
  • medium saucepan
  • whisk
  • spoon

Pecan Pie Brownies From Scratch

whole pecans

Our pecan pie brownies conveniently use a chocolate brownie mix that calls for a few basic ingredients to prepare this cozy fall treat in a snap. But, for those of you that love to prepare delicious homemade desserts from scratch, pecan pie brownies can be made to suit your tastes.

Homemade Brownies

Our delicious fudgy brownie recipe is perfect for your chocolate fix and an excellent pairing to your pecan pie filling!

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Brownies

For those looking for a guilty gluten-free pleasure, simply use your favorite gluten-free brownie mix blends to prepare gluten-free pecan pie brownies. We recommend Bob's Red Mill's Gluten-Free Brownie Mix or Betty Crocker Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Mix.

Gluten-Free And Vegan Pecan Pie Brownies

Our black bean brownies are naturally sweetened, gluten-free, and vegan, the ideal chocolatey base for a vegan fall dessert. To make gluten and vegan pecan pie filling, simply substitute VeganEgg for regular eggs, and ditch the dairy butter for your favorite non-dairy butter blend.

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