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Pecan Pie Brownies

Satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth with these unique Pecan Pie Brownies. A luscious pecan pie layer on top of rich chocolate brownies will have everyone asking for the recipe!

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If you’re a fan of brownies and pecan pie, then you’re in for a real treat! My Pecan Pie Brownies combine the best of two classic desserts into one delectable creation. They have a rich, fudgy brownie base topped with a sweet, nutty pecan pie filling and are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Plus, they’re a breeze to make. 

Who can resist a perfectly baked brownie, rich and chocolatey, with a slightly crispy top? Now imagine taking that classic brownie and elevating it to a whole different level by topping it with pecan pie filling. That’s exactly what these Pecan Pie Brownies offer – a delightful fusion of two beloved desserts!

Whether you’re hosting a gathering, celebrating a special occasion, or simply craving something sweet, these Pecan Pie Brownies are the answer. With just a few ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll have these ready in no time.

 ❤️Why We Love This Recipe


  • These brownies strike the perfect balance between the chocolate richness of brownies and the nutty sweetness of pecan pie.
  • You don’t need to be a baking expert to make this recipe. Using a convenient brownie mix as the base makes the process hassle-free, and the topping comes together quickly.

🛒 Ingredient Notes


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  • Brownie Mix (with required water, eggs, and oil): I recommend Duncan Hines Milk Chocolate Family Size brownie mix. You’ll also need the water, eggs, and oil as called for on the box.
  • Brown Sugar: This topping uses brown sugar whereas many pecan pie fillings require light corn syrup. The brown sugar adds a rich caramel flavor.
  • Melted Butter: I always use salted, but you can use unsalted butter if you prefer. 
  • Chopped Pecans: Pecans are the star of the show. Make sure they’re fresh for the best flavor.

You’ll find detailed measurements for all ingredients in the printable version of the recipe at the bottom of this post.

🥄 How to Make Pecan Pie Brownies


  1. Preheat the oven according to the instructions for baking the brownie mix in a 13×9 pan.
  2. Grease a 13×9 pan or baking dish with cooking spray or butter.
  1. Prepare and bake the brownie mix according to the package instructions.
  1. While the brownies bake, prepare the pecan pie topping. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, and melted butter until everything is well combined and the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Stir in the pecans and set aside.
  1. At the end of the baking time for the brownies, remove the pan from the oven and spread the pecan topping mixture evenly over the warm brownies.
  2. Return the pan to the oven and bake until the topping is set – about 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool before slicing.
A brownie square sitting on a spatula.

⚠️ Troubleshooting Tips


  • If the topping seems to be getting too brown, cover it loosely with aluminum foil during the final minutes of baking.
  • Make sure that the brownies are completely cooled before slicing to achieve clean, neat cuts.
  • Be generous with the cooking spray or butter when greasing the pan to ensure easy removal. 

🔀 Recipe Variations


  • Chocolate Chip Brownies: Add a handful of chocolate chips to the brownie batter for an extra chocolatey twist.
  • Maple Pecan Brownies: Substitute maple syrup for some of the brown sugar in the topping for a maple pecan flavor.
  • Salted Caramel Drizzle: Drizzle salted caramel sauce over the cooled brownies for an extra bit of decadence.
A brownie square sitting on a spatula.

🍽️ How to Serve


  • Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of chopped pecans.
  • Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk.

🍚 How to Store


To keep the brownies fresh, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for several months. Be sure to separate layers with parchment paper to prevent sticking.

❓ Questions About Pecan Pie Brownies


Won’t the brownie layer burn if it’s already cooked before adding the pecan mixture?

You would think so, wouldn’t you?! But no, it doesn’t. 

Can I use a different brownie mix brand?

Of course. Feel free to use your preferred brownie mix brand; just follow the package instructions for a 13×9 pan.

Can I make these brownies ahead of time for a special occasion?

Yes, you can. These brownies are great for preparing in advance. Store them as mentioned in the “How to Store” section and bring them out when needed.

Can I use a homemade brownie batter instead of a mix?

Absolutely! You can use your favorite homemade brownie recipe as the base for these Pecan Pie Brownies. Just be sure to prepare the brownie batter to fit a 13×9-inch pan.

Lana Stuart.

More Questions? I’m happy to help!

If you have more questions about the recipe, or if you’ve made it and would like to leave a comment, scroll down to leave your thoughts, questions, and/or rating!

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📖 Recipe

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Pecan Pie Brownies

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these Pecan Pie Brownies. They're a luscious pecan pie layer on top of rich chocolate brownies.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 243kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

For the Brownie Layer:

  • brownie mix recommend: Duncan Hines Milk Chocolate 13×9 Family Size
  • water, eggs, and oil as needed for the brownie mix

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 3 cups chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven according to the instructions for baking the brownie mix in a 13×9 pan.
  • Grease a 13×9 pan with cooking spray or butter.
  • Prepare and bake the brownie mix according to the package instructions.
  • While the brownies bake, prepare the topping. Whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, and melted butter until everything is well combined and the sugar is dissolved.
  • Stir in the pecans and set aside.
  • At the end of the baking time for the brownies, remove the pan from the oven and spread the topping mixture evenly over the warm brownies.
  • Return the pan to the oven and bake until the topping is set – about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely before slicing.

Notes

Note: the eggs and oil needed for the brownie mix are not included in the nutrition calculation.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for several months. Be sure to separate layers with parchment paper to prevent sticking.

Nutrition Information

Serving 1piece | Calories 243kcal | Carbohydrates 17g | Protein 3g | Fat 19g | Saturated Fat 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat 5g | Monounsaturated Fat 10g | Trans Fat 0.1g | Cholesterol 30mg | Sodium 90mg | Potassium 118mg | Fiber 2g | Sugar 15g | Vitamin A 138IU | Vitamin C 0.2mg | Calcium 32mg | Iron 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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