I think we can all agree pecan pie is a must on Thanksgiving. I’ve tried switching it up and my Pecan Pie Cake Roll was a hit so this year I thought I’d see if I could do it again. These Pecan Pie Brownies take everyone’s favorite part of the pecan pie, the gooey, nutty filling, and bake it right on top of rich chocolate brownies. These brownies were out of this world good! The combination of chocolate and pecan pie filling is even better than your classic pecan pie.
It’s a simple recipe. I used a boxed brownie mix (one that makes a 13-inch x 9-inch pan of brownies) to keep things simple but if you have a favorite brownie recipe you can use that. These brownies will be very fudgy because the pecan pie filling soaks into the brownie as it bakes keeping it super moist. The pecan pie topping is the star of the show and I made it using my mom’s pecan pie filling recipe.
1 box Brownie mix , must have instructions for making in 13×9 pan + ingredients listed on the package
PECAN PIE FILLING:
1 cup Sugar
1 1/2 cups Light Corn syrup
1/4 cup Unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 cups Pecans, roughly chopped
Preheat oven according to brownie package instructions.
Whisk together the sugar, corn syrup, eggs, butter, and vanilla in a small saucepan. Place on the stove top over medium high heat and begin to cook, stirring continuously.
Mix brownies according to package instructions.
Pour brownie batter into a greased 13×9 inch pan and place in oven to bake for 20 minutes. * see note about cooking time below
As the brownies bake the filling in the saucepan should have thicken enough to coat your spoon (about 15 minutes). Stir the pecans into the mixture and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes until the mixture reaches the consistency of runny oatmeal. You want it to be loose enough to pour over the brownies but not liquid.
When the brownies have finished pre-baking remove them from the oven and pour the pecan pie filling over them spreading it out to cover the brownies completely.
Place them back in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the filling only jiggles slightly in the middle when you move the pan.
I wonder how many carbs the pecan pie brownie would be. Hubby is diabetic and uses mealtime insulin scanner based on carb counting per meal or snack..
I used a black bean brownie recipe limited sugar uses honey and made a chocolate pecan pie filling. Fingers crossed
Not a recipe for any diabetic, there is enough sugar in the box mix that would kill anyone let alone in the pecan topping.
Then don’t make them.
I so much agree with the comments about the negativity. If you don’t want to make/eat them, then don’t!! I wouldn’t expect any diabetic to eat brownies. I’ve tried the Keto brownies and TO ME, they taste horrible! I will try this recipe when I have company!
There are lots of sugar few cake/ brownie. KETO mixes out there & PLENTY of sugar replacements, just might need to do search about he had to replace the light corn syrup with, but it can be done, happy eating😊
Find a different recipe and don’t make these.
I made this tonight. The topping turned to carmel. It tastes good, but will try to remove your fillings.
I’m guessing I overcooked it. My question is, did I overcook the filling before putting it on the brownies or after?
Mary Kay M I would say after you put everything in the oven the second time . At least that’s what happens to my pecan pies that I make. I tend to always go longer than the recipe calls for on my pecan pie. I don’t like my filling to be runny . My bunch love the way the pie caramelize on the out side. And they all have great teeth. Lol
I make regular brownies with pecans and after I take them out of oven I squeeze caramel ice cream topping on the brownies. So good and easy!
After I put pecan mixture on brownies I only cooked for 15 minutes. It was perfect but could have done about 13. Keep checking on it.
Way too sweet and way too much sugar. Just make the brownies .
The brownies look delicious, but I can’t make because of the high carbohydrate load.
I make brownies snd after they come out of the oven I add 3-4 bars if Hershey choc. Bar, cover to help the chocolate melt snd spread, it firm’s up when cooled…fast, good and even though that recipe sounds Great…So much Sgar…corn syrup is condensed sugar plus extra sugar…
I too wish they would add nutrition with their recipes.
If you’re looking for nutrition steam some broccoli or bake zucchini bread.
Comments are all about to much this too much that. Don’t read go on why negative.
I agree with last comment…all the negative comments about too much sugar were not needed.. If you don’t like a recipe just move on don’t pick apart a recipe someone else has shared. It looks just yummy and I shared with several friends who also are planning on trying this one. If you fix for guests and just have one piece no harm done having a yummy dessert
Absolutely!! With a name like PECAN PIE BROWNIES…….. That’s enough for all with health issues to keep on passing by.
Should be ok. Should not make any difference.
Looks too good to me to criticize. I’ll save this one for Thanksgiving or Christmas when no one slams sugar or carbs. Thank you for sharing. ❤️❤️
If you are on a low carb diet or diabetic why are you even looking at this recipe. Go to a site with recipes that fit your diet and quit critiquing and changing this one.
I have been diagnosed as diabetic. I eat low carb. I also enjoy a treat occasionally. Having dietary guidelines does not mean I am dead. I look at all recipes. Sometimes trying how to figure out substitutions so I can enjoy them. I don’t make comments about the amount of sugar or how unhealthy a recipe might be. I also don’t tell people to find another site. That is just rude.
Sounds delicious. I’m wondering if I substituted a gluten free brownie mix, but thinking it should work. Always looking for great gluten free recipes for my Dad.
Should be ok. Should not make any difference.
I am gluten-free, and definitely plan to use my favorite gluten-free brownies mix Further, W don’t plan to wait for the holidays!
Why can’t I print this recipe?
They prob want you to subscribe/join!!!
Diabetics deserve to have a tasty treat too. Just have a small piece and make sure to adjust your insulin. Maybe a Sunday treat. I’d rather have a little of the real thing. If possible.
Thank you for sharing.
Is this printable??
If you cannot provide a print option, I will not be trying your recipes. Very frustrating to get to a site to find out I can’t print it.
This looks like the BEST pecan brownie recipe thus far. I Will be making it. As far as the comments.. keep YOUR NEGATIVE energy. If your asking a question then ask someone in your food lifestyle. I appreciate the hard work people do to get us these recipes. If you can’t print it off the website- take a pen and paper and write. Geez some people are so lazy and make issues when there are None. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE SHARING.