My kind of pie

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Beautiful on the outside…

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and glorious on the inside

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The great part about this recipe is that it makes two pies. TWO! Great to bake and take.

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The topping is made using basic pecan pie ingredients. I used the same ingredients from this pecan pie recipe and scaled them down to accommodate.

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Mix brown sugar and flour.

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Add corn syrup and vanilla. Yum!

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And melted butter. Yummer!

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A couple of eggs…

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And pecans of course.

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Then the chocolate part. This is easy. Just mix up a regular box of brownies according to the directions on the box.

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Divide the brownie batter between two frozen deep dish pie shells.

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Then divide the pecan pie topping right on top of that. Tah dah… two pies.

And bake away!

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So the original intent when I decided to use brownies as the base, was to have the brownie texture inside the pie crust with the pecan pie right on top. But it turns out TOO much pecan pie mixture will yield a fudgy, syrupy center. The heaviness basically combined with the brownie batter instead of sitting on top.

Good, but I wanted to try it again to have a cakey, brownie texture instead.

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So I baked two more pies.

This time I decreased the amounts of the ingredients for the pecan pie mixture and also used regular size pie shells instead of deep dish.

And voila…

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Brownie Pecan Pie!

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But now, after all that, I think I like the first one better. Especially straight out of the fridge. Fudgy and cold. Either way, it’s my kind of pie. Chocolatey!

Brownie Pecan Pie

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SUPER-FUDGY VERSION
3/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon self-rising flour
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups pecans

1 package brownie mix and ingredients listed on the box

2 frozen deep dish pie shells

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OR

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BROWNIE BASE VERSION
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon self-rising flour
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups pecans

1 package brownie mix and ingredients listed on the box

2 frozen regular pie shells

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place brown sugar in a large bowl and work out lumps. Add flour and stir together until the flour disappears.
  • Add corn syrup and vanilla. Stir until thoroughly until combined.
  • Add melted butter. Fold into mixture until it disappears.
  • Loosely beat two eggs in a separate bowl and fold into mixture until the eggs disappear.
  • Stir in pecans and set aside.
  • Prepare brownie batter as instructed on package.
  • Remove two frozen pies shells from freezer and divide brownie batter evenly between the two. (Deep dish for fudgy version and regular-size for the brownie version.)
  • Spoon pecan pie mixture evenly between the two pie shells.
  • Bake fudgy deep dish version for about 40-45 minutes. Place a large sheet of foil across the top of the two pies for the last 10-15 minutes to avoid pie crust from browning too much.
  • Bake brownie regular pie shell version for about 35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool.

FYI – The fudgy version is really good refrigerated and I liked the brownie version best at room temperature.

So, what dessert are you planning to make this Thanksgiving? A special pie, cake, pudding? A decadent dessert? What’s your family’s favorite? Do tell.

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255 comments on “My kind of pie”

  1. You know… I think I like the first one too. The gooeyness looks amazing :D

    Cabin Fever in Vermont

  2. Look at all that gooey chocolate filling. Yum!

  3. the first looks really good

  4. YUM! :) I am making a Rasberry and cream pie for thanksgiving…. but this looks good!

  5. Yum. My brother-in-law loves pecan pie and chocolate. It will be nice to make this treat for him this week.

  6. How much of the pecans do i need?

  7. awwww, i’ve missed your baking posts! (i loved the pictures from your tours, but this just makes me feel a great mixture of motivation/warm fuzzy happiness.)

    i’m actually looking forward to meal stuff. Green bean casserole, yams w/ marshmallow topping, mashed potatoes… yumyumyum. good stuff!

  8. T – Whoops … 2 cups … I added it to the ingredients.

    Thanks

  9. mmmmmm mmmm mmmm…
    i’m making my family pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting(:

  10. well..i’m making the fam fave strawberry cake..and now, i GOTTA make your pies too!! Happy Thanksgiving Bakerella & i can’t wait to try them :)

  11. Taylor – I love those!

  12. Love Thanksgiving and love pies…. but I fall in the “nuts dont belong in my pie” category hahahaha so pumpkin pie, apple pie and pumpkin panna cotta it is for our house!

  13. im glad to hear you like them! i’ve never made them before so i’ve got my fingers crossed that they turn out good! (:

  14. My mom always makes a great variety…apple, pumpkin, chocolate cream, banana cream, peach, cherry, and the list goes on and on. I am looking forward to eating pie.

  15. That looks amazing!! :)

  16. I would love to make these…unfortunately I don’t think anyone else would eat them but me (Really, that WOULD be a bad thing!) :)

    Anyway, we are having Apple pie, Pumpkin Ice Cream pie and I just found a recipe for Cranberry Upside Down Cake that I am going to try. Happy Thanksgiving!

  17. I think I might get to eat these pies all by myself, ’cause my family likes a very traditional pumpkin best on Turkey Day.
    OOOOO I think I’ll do it.

  18. yay! so excited for a baking post! I just blogged about your thanksgiving turkey pops. xoxo

  19. oh my gosh…heaven!

  20. pumpkin pie and maybe the Pioneer Woman’s cranberry pie

  21. I love how the fudgyness texture looks so good in the 1st attempt. So yum!

  22. I usually make my grandma’s pumpkin chiffon pie and my mom’s sherry pie for Thanksgiving.

  23. oh my goodness, that pie looks AMAZING. i was planning on making a pumpkin pie for thanksgiving, but i MUST have this one too.

  24. it doesn’t matter if one’s more gooey
    than the other pie.. o:
    they both look like my kind of pie! ^^
    another fast and easy master piece
    by bakerella~ :D

  25. Lovin this experiment; these look so great!! I’m making the simple pecan pie recipe you’ve had up for a while–a ton of mini ones :) can’t wait.

    Happy Thanksgiving

  26. OMG! Did I ever tell you that I LOVE you!
    My southern roots (in Texas) and my favorite dessert evah (fudgy brownies)!

    One Thanksgiving, when I was a young cook, I told my Aunt that I loved her pecan pie that she brought to our home (we always picked pecans for during the Fall), but that I wished there was something chocolatey and fudgy about it! That Christmas on the dessert table was a fudgy brownie pecan pie! OMG!!!!

    Thank you for bringing back such a good memory! I will have to make that pie during this Holiday and remember my Aunt, who has since passed on.

  27. A pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust…Happy Thanksgiving all…

  28. I may die of drooldum!! drooooooooooooooooooool

  29. I’ve taken over baking the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner. I even make my own crust for it, that’s so much better than store-bought.

  30. Hey Bakerella! I am making a pumpkin pie with a coconut, pecan streusel top! I love your brownie idea above! Thinking outside the traditional box is yummy :) You rock!

  31. YUMYY!!!!! These look so good : ) My sister is gonna try to make her 1st pumpkin roll this year. She is so scared because she is not much of a baker lol.

  32. Good to see you baking again!
    Yummmmm :)

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  34. Ooooooooooooohhhhhhh…. I’m not sure I can think of anything else to say over this mind consuming lust I am experiencing for that pie. It looks SO good……. It looks like the holidays, holidays you can eat. THANK-YOU!

  35. I usually make about 6-8 pumpkin pies every year. It’s great !

  36. I was never a fan of pecan pie but that just looks yummy! I plan on making red velvet brownie bars :]

  37. Just call me a traditional gal. I love pumpkin pie. Nothing fancy just a giant size piece with lots of cool whip. Can’t wait till the 25th. Happy Thanksgiving Bakerella. Paulette

  38. This pie! this looks so yummy

    XOXO,

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  39. thanks! you just help me decide on what pecan pie to make this year! yummmmm….only problem is, i’ll have to make both recipes….yikes! it’s a good thing today is my diet weigh in and not NEXT Monday!
    Am still trying to find the time to make some cake-pops….maybe during winter break?
    hugs and thanks for all the recipes and ideas you send our way!

  40. OMG! Those pies look delicious. I will be trying those out sometime soon. I think I like both versions, so not sure which one I will opt to try out. Probably the more cakey type.

  41. Oooooo yummy! I am making an Iraqi dish called Khunafeh and I am also making the cranberry p-cake that the Pioneer Woman featured this week….mmm mmm yum!

  42. Monkey bread for the morning after! (only because you know we wouldn’t have consumed enough delicious calories the day before!)

  43. Brownies and pecan pie together!! Is there anything better in life? I think not! Must try this recipe…. like, right now!

  44. I just made pecan pie brownies… I am now obsessed with pecan pie!

  45. ok, so now i want to try both versions!

  46. I must try this recipe…thanks! I too want to try both version!

  47. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. It is a little bit like what you made, actually but not quite so chocolatey. My in-laws ask me to make it every year. I was thinking about making the Nantucket Cranberry pie from Pioneer Woman too but I don’t think it would travel all that well and there is no room for me to make it in the kitchen at my in-laws on Thanksgiving.

  48. Hello, Bakerella!
    I’m making turkey pops for all the kiddos and these yummy pies for everyone else! Thank you for all your creative ideas!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  49. I almost make as many desserts as sides for Thanksgiving- Chocolate Ganache Pecan Praline Cake, Pound Cake, Pecan Pie, Dutch Apple Pie and then I usually pick a new dessert to try.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  50. Oh my I must try the fudgy pecan pie. I always make a pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato pie at Thanksgiving. This year I will not be cooking, someone else will be. However I was thinking about taking a dessert and I think the fudgy pecan pie will be just the pie to take. Thanks I can’t wait to try this one.

  51. I am making your mini pumpkin pie bites for Thanksgiving! I tried them for the first time at Halloween and they were gone in ten minutes. Hoping for the same at Thanksgiving. I’d have to say, making them was so much fun, easy and fun…definitely one of my favorites.

    But this one looks good too. Might have to try it as well :)

  52. Both pies look delicious, chocolate and nuts, you can’t go wrong either way!

  53. Well, we don’t celebrate thanksgiving in Brazil, but I miss it a lot form the a time I lived in the US, so this year I called some friends and we’re cooking all the tradicional thanksgiving food. For sure I’ll try this pie….thanks!

  54. my dad and I make pecan pie with semi-sweet chocolate chips throughout it. it’s oh so delicious!

  55. I’m thinking that these would make brilliant tarts! Little bites oh happiness for everyone. We already had Thanksgiving in October but maybe I should make these and have American Thanksgiving in Canada; just as an excuse to make these.

  56. omg i love this.. i was just saying tonight how i never really get excited for thanksgiving deserts because pecan pie and pumpkin pie arent really my thing. im a chocolate kinda girl. this is awesome!! and totally looks like a pecan pie from the outside!!

  57. Reminds me of our familys Kentucky Derby pie. We make a bourbon whipped cream topping that puts it over the top. Yours looks delicious!

  58. Oh. My. Word. I gained five pounds just looking at those pictures. So heavenly. Must try this.

    My contribution to Thanksgiving dinner is cornbread stuffing (a la George Duran) and cranberry dipping sauce (a la Alton Brown).

    And now I may have to bring a pie too.

  59. We add our dominican twist to thanksgiving with desserts. I will bake a Tres Leches Cake, a Dominican cake filled with layers of chocolate fudge and strawberry sauce yummm, and maybe puff pastry pillows filled with guava mermalade..mmmm

  60. I am soooo making these for Thanksgiving!! Thanks Bakerella for another AMAZING recipe!!

  61. Pumpkin of course :)

  62. Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake compliments of Smitten Kitchen!

  63. I usually don’t like anyone messing with the perfection that is pecan pie…but oh my, does that fudgy one look GOOD!!!!

  64. Will the pictures from NJ bok signing be up soon???

  65. Well, now I’m making brownie pecan pies for Thanksgiving! :)

  66. Holy Yumminess!! I must try these!
    They look amazing.

  67. OMGoodness!
    They BOTH look divine!
    I love it that you experimented til you got IT just like you LIKE IT!
    Now you have 4 PIES!
    I hope you have some vanilla ice cream! ;o)
    xo

  68. Oh good heavens. I may weep.

  69. Happy Thanksgiving Bakerella!
    I have this pie on my list of must-try, it looks gooooood…
    I’m making a pumpkin angel food cake for T-Day dinner, it’s really light (haha not really-just doesn’t weigh much!) and tasty.

  70. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm! This is the second rendition of pecan pie + brownie that I’ve seen today! Deeeelicious.

  71. They all look so yummy I am going to try and bake one for thanksgiving dinner!!

  72. Thanks so much for the amazing pie email. While I love seeing your book signings and awesome fans, I really, really love getting these baking emails. They make my day!!

    And my mother in law requests my pineapple upside down cake every Thanksgiving! And my sister MUST make a cheesecake.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  73. Yum!!!! MUST….MAKE…

  74. They look amazing! nom nom nom!

  75. At first I was thinking “Oh, a pecan pie. That doesn’t seem very Bakerella-esque to me.” And I was so right. The first one looks delish! My family doesn’t like chocolate though, so I’m making your Butterscotch pie for Thanksgiving. I might have to make one of these too, though. I can see that now:
    Them: “But, no one likes chocolate…except for you.”
    Me (with a huge chocolate filled grin): “I know!”

  76. I am baking my infamous pumpkin chocolate cake, which is the first recipe I ever tweaked because I wasn’t happy with the original. I think I was about 18 years old. It’s so rich it doesn’t need frosting, but I made buttercream frosting with buttermilk the other day, so that option is open to those who want to dab some on their cake.

  77. I just love your site! I am the worst at cooking and baking, but you’re site has inspired me to try some baking this Thanksgiving. I love that you used boxed cake mixes to make life easier. Now the hardest part is picking what to try first! I’ve narrowed it down to the Snickerdoodle cupcakes and some basic cake pops. Crossing my fingers and hoping they both come out delicious!

  78. My mom makes a pie kind of like this. Super easy and tastes like the best chocolate chip cookie but in pie form. She’ll probably make it for Thanksgiving, but I’m making Cinarookies alla Bakingdom and a Pumpkin Trifle (with butterscotch pudding and gingerbread cake).

  79. I can not WAIT to make these… I am making the chocolate chip pie by request for Thanksgiving… but will be making these also now! Yum Yum Yum! :)

  80. anything with pumpkin in it really… but my mom’s favorite is anything pecan… I think this will be just up her alley! thanks :D

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

  81. That looks AMAZING — yum yum yum. I am so excited because I am coming to Atlanta for Thanksgiving and my husband agreed to take me to the Cake Art Party Store that you go to — I will definitely be leaving extra room in my suitcase!! :)

  82. Oh Mylanta! I want this right now! I need this…I have to make this…

  83. This looks amazing! I’m putting the fudgey one on my to-bake list! I’m seriously looking forward to the family fudge/walnut pie with the family crust (which is incredibly flaky!) I crave it all year, but the holiday season is when I really let myself indulge and forget about calories!

  84. We love a pumpkin roll.

  85. oh my gosh that looks delicious!

  86. Oh, YUM…the pies look like they are to die for.
    I was planning on making a blueberry/cranberry pie and a pumpkin but I think I will be adding one of yours to the list. Happy Thanksgiving !!

  87. Wow! I have to try this. Brilliant!

  88. Wow! I don’t know which one to try first. I’ve actually never tried a pecan pie before; I think these will be the perfect way to test one out!
    Oh, and I’m making cake pops to bring to my family’s pot luck Thanksgiving! Pumpkins and leaves! : )

  89. Looks delicious! Just made your Butterscotch Pecan Perfection Pie and the Pecan Pumpkin Dessert Squares over the weekend and both were a hit! We always make Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving.

  90. After baking lots of pies last week, I think I’ve finally decided which pies will make it onto the Thanksgiving dessert table

    Mini Cranberry Pies with Southern Comfort in a graham cracker crust.
    http://createdbydiane.blogspot.com/2010/11/mini-cranberry-pecan-pies.html
    along with
    Cranberry Cheesecake Pie
    http://createdbydiane.blogspot.com/2010/11/cranberry-cheesecake-pie.html
    as well as classic pumpkin pie. You can never have too many desserts, right?
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  91. As I was scrolling through these great pictures, I actually began to SMELL pecan pie! Only Bakerella can do that… Amazing.

  92. At first I thought, didn’t she already do a pecan pie post? Then I saw the part where you added the brownie and oh my! I usually make pecan pie for Thanksgiving. I think I’ll be adding this to my mix as well. The first one looks like my stomach would enjoy it best.

  93. Your pies look so good! In my family most everyone loves pumpkin pie so I’m making one or two of those. My younger brother normally has cherry pie. My mom used to buy a frozen one, and then last year I made one almost from scratch (minus the pie dough). It cost about $25 because cherries are so expensive right now. So, this year I’m going to make an apple pie instead. I’ve never made pecan pie, but I wanted to try it this year but in tart form. My husband isn’t a big fan of pie so if I have time I’m going to make a spice cake.

  94. Holy crap! Thank you for solving my “Which pie do I bring to my Mom’s house for Thanksgiving” problem! I am so excited to try this!

  95. ooooohhhhhhhhhhhh, yummmmmmmmmmmm!

  96. Okay… I’m in love!

  97. i like this idea a lot. i’m thinking that i may attempt these for my brothers-who love pecan pie-and see what they think. can’t decide though which one would be better: the gooey one or the cakey one. hmmm, decisions. thanks for the idea. :)

  98. I was debating whether or not to make your pecan pie recipe, but now I am definitely making this. You added my favorite thing, fudgy, gooey brownies. This year I am definitely Thankful for you!

  99. i love the first one!! soooo fudgy!! cant wait to try it out! mwaahhhhh i super love you bakerella!

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