Easy Pecan Pie Brownies

Pecan Pie Brownies are a chocolate lover’s dream come true! Classic pecan pie filling is baked right on top of rich, chewy brownies.

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If there is anything more dividing than the pie vs. cake debate, it could be pumpkin pie vs. pecan pie. I’m sure there are some people who like them both equally, but I think most of us strongly favor one over the other.

I am firmly on the pumpkin team. I have only made pecan pie once and eaten it a handful of times. It is just too sweet for me, basically a sugar pie with some nuts in it. I would choose creamy, spicy, lightly sweet pumpkin pie over sugar pie any day.

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That being said, I do love pecans. My grandma had pecan trees around her house, and my cousins and I would gather the nuts off the ground when we were kids. I have a definite fondness for the nut, so I wanted to figure out how to incorporate them into a dessert that wasn’t overwhelmingly sweet. Enter these brownies.

It’s hard for me to dislike any dessert that involves chocolate. That’s why I decided to pair pecan pie with one of favorite desserts: Brownies. These rich, gooey brownies are GOOD, y’all. They have the distinct pecan pie flavor combined with rich chocolate. I hope you love them!

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Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Brownies

Gluten Free Pecan Pie Brownies

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These easy brownies combine two favorite desserts into one gooey, chocolatey treat!

  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 box brownie mix plus ingredients called for on the box
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup pecan halves or pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8 x 11″ baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Prepare brownie batter as instructed on package. Spread batter in prepared baking dish. (Scrape bowl very well so you can use it in the next step.)
  3. In the same mixing bowl, stir together sugar, corn syrup, and melted butter. Stir in egg, salt, and cinnamon. Add pecans, and stir until evenly coated.
  4. Evenly pour pecan mixture over the brownie mix. Very gently spread nuts and sugar mixture over the brownie mix to cover. You shouldn’t be swirling it into the chocolate, so just very lightly spread the top layer.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
  6. Center should not jiggle when you shake the pan a little when brownies are done. Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.

Notes

I used pecan halves in this batch for photos because they look pretty, but pecan pieces make the brownies easier to cut.

This recipe works perfectly with gluten-free brownie mix!

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Category: Dessert

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

14 comments

Ginny McMeans
9 years ago

It is so wonderful to have such a great gluten free base to build on. You have done a fantastic job!

Andi
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Ginny!

Melanie | Melanie Makes
9 years ago

Two of my favorite sweets in one – perfection! Pinned!

Andi
9 years ago

Thank you, Melanie!!

Beth
9 years ago

I LOVE Krusteaz’s GF line, everything is so good! I actually have a gigantic 3 pack box of brownies in my pantry right now!

Andi
9 years ago

Yes those brownies are amazing! I like them so much on their own that it was hard to think of something to add to them ;) Thank you, Beth!

Annie @Maebells
9 years ago

I hope I win!!! :) I have not seen any of these mixes at my grocery yet. These look amazing! Two of my favorites, brownies and pecan pie!

Andi
9 years ago

Good luck! I’d be so excited if you won! I think some of their GF products are new, so hopefully they will make their way to you soon. Thank you, Annie!

Stephanie
9 years ago

This might just be the perfect dessert!

Andi
9 years ago

You are so sweet. Thank you, Stephanie!

Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
9 years ago

These sound too die for! Two holiday favs in one bite. Thanks for the great give away!

Andi
9 years ago

Thank you, Meg! Good luck!

Cate @ Chez CateyLou
9 years ago

I definitely prefer pumpkin pie – but I think pecan pie in brownie form is genius! These look delicious – I love chocolate and pecan together!

Andi
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Cate! I hope you had a great Christmas!

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