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Pecan Pie Brownies

Want to make your brownies extra amazing? Add a premade frozen pecan pie to your homemade batter. The result? Mouthwatering brownies! Take the frozen pie out of the freezer 2 hours before you need to prepare this recipe so that it has time to thaw.

Southern Living AUGUST 2007

  • Yield: Makes 40 brownies
  • Prep time:25 Minutes
  • Bake:50 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (2-pound) frozen pecan pie, thawed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-ounce package) semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Preparation

Cut pie into cubes. Set aside.

Microwave 1/2 cup butter and chocolate chunks in a glass bowl at HIGH 1 minute. Stir and microwave 1 more minute. Stir until mixture is smooth.

Beat chocolate mixture, sugar, eggs, milk, and half of pie cubes at low speed with a heavy-duty stand mixer until blended.

Add flour and baking powder, stirring with a wooden spoon until blended. Stir remaining half of pie cubes into batter. (Batter will be thick.) Spoon batter into a 13- x 9-inch pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350º for 50 minutes. Cool brownies completely on a wire rack. Cut into triangles or squares.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Mrs. Edward's Frozen Pecan Pie.

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