My kind of pie


Beautiful on the outside…


and glorious on the inside


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


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.


Mix brown sugar and flour.


Add corn syrup and vanilla. Yum!


And melted butter. Yummer!


A couple of eggs…


And pecans of course.


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


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


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

And bake away!


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.


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…


Brownie Pecan Pie!


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

Brownie Pecan Pie



  • 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
  • OR


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place brown sugar in a large bowl and work out lumps. Add flour and stir together until the flour disappears.
  3. Add corn syrup and vanilla. Stir until thoroughly until combined.
    Add melted butter. Fold into mixture until it disappears.
  4. Loosely beat two eggs in a separate bowl and fold into mixture until the eggs disappear.
  5. Stir in pecans and set aside.
  6. Prepare brownie batter as instructed on package.
  7. 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.)
  8. Spoon pecan pie mixture evenly between the two pie shells.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. Made the “regular” version for T-Day and they were a hit!! Adding this to my permanent recipe file. Making them for all of our holiday get togethers this season. THANKS!

  2. Have to tell you, I tried this pie. I must have done something wrong because my layers did not stay separate (and I added bourbon), but OHMYMYMY was it ever delish! Just chocolate pecan yuminess!

  3. Ummm… Those were ummazing. I think we just started a new tradition at my house.

  4. made this pie for thanksgiving….yummm

  5. Cranberry-pecan pie!

  6. My favorite Thanksgiving pie has always been a chocolate chip pie my mom makes. Last year she made some delicious pumpkin cheesecake and I was going to make that this year, but couldn’t find the recipe. I quickly ditched looking further for the recipe when I saw your pecan brownie pie. Just make them for our family for today’s meal and YUM is all I can say! You’re my hero, Bakerella! I first fell in love with your brookies, then your cake pops (my kids think they’re fabulous) and now this! How are you ever going to top yourself??? You rock!

  7. I missed this kind of posts with recipes… lately It was all about your bookstore visits and fans…
    I am happy you post a recipe, can’t wait to bake it!

  8. I made the first version for Thanksgiving instead of my family’s traditional pecan and pumpkin pies. I can’t wait to eat it, and I’m sure it’ll taste great! :)

  9. I had cut the recipe in half and just made one pie…and oh boy am I regreting it, I don’t think I can wait till Thanksgiving dinner starts to cut into it…seriously, I think I’m gonna cut out a sample slice and blame it on my boyfriend.

  10. thanks so much for this recipe! just took my pies out of the oven and they look (and smell!) fantastic. i went for a cross between the fudgy and cakey versions – using deep dish pie crusts, almost two batches of brownie mix made for 8×8 dishes, and the smaller amount of pecan mix. i also had to bake it for longer to get the middle done (about an hour).

  11. I made these last night and cannot wait to take a bite today! Thanks for the inspiration! I made one of each for comparison!

  12. This is my kind of pie as well. Yum!

  13. Thanks Rachel (173)! I will give it a try :-D

  14. wow! yum! thanks for sharing!!

  15. This recipe came up, and I had to make it for thanksgiving. My daughter is a pumpkin pie purist, my son prefers apple pie, (middle son will eat all!) and I have become a pecan pie fan. But now, I am pretty sure that this is my new favorite pie! The bonus here is that you have a pie to “test” the night before.

    My pies spent almost 55-60 minutes in the oven. I used brownie mix for a 13 x 9 pan, which wasn’t specified on which size mix to use, so maybe that’s why it took longer to bake.

    Self-rising flour: 1/4 c. flour + 3/8 t. baking powder +1/8 t. salt.

  16. I’m not usually a big pie person, but these look awesome! I’m making pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting (see, not a pie person, LOL) They’re always a hit!

  17. I hate pie. I know, I know. I have these baking in my oven right this minute. I’m so glad it makes two because I can try one tonight and take the other tomorrow.

  18. Just talked to my mom over the phone and she wanted the Brownie Base version…I read everything to her and she was salivating as we spoke! Ha! At 84 she’ll never have a computer so she is sort of mystified when I speak of blogs and blogging…but the common denominator was PIE! So…here’s our family’s traditional dessert – made by my mom – and now my daughter has taken up the torch…REFRIGERATOR PIE
    Do you know what that is? The crust is a vanilla wafer one – and baked alone for a bit to give it that nuttier flavor…then it’s melted marshmallows and can’t think of what else – cooled, with slivers of chocolate (grated) swirled in it – sets up in the fridge and oh, my oh my – it’s sweet and delectable. Of course it’s served up w/ the usual Pumpkin and Pecan Pie too…but everyone has at least two littler pieces on their plates…and my dad…my first Thanksgiving w/o him…he would have one of each kind on his plate. See? Your recipe was good for my mom today – she is doing better and I was happy to hear the excitement in her voice saying how she’d have to try this pie. PIE. This year Pie brings memories of my dad – like we need any more – and it brings a way to carry on – to forge on…who would’ve ‘thunk’ Pie was such comfort food!

  19. But, but, but I just put my pecan pie in the oven!! That’s not fair!! LOL Someone make some and bring it over! I’ll trade some of my pies!

  20. I have never tried a pecan pie before and this looks like an amazing recipe to start with. Thanks!

  21. Just made these pies and am about to take them out of the oven. The steps were super simple to follow. Can’t wait to taste it!

  22. Just took two pies out of the oven here too :). Solved the issue of wanting a ‘traditional” pecan pie this year…but needing to appease the chocolate lovers…in one fell swoop! I can’t wait to dig into these….they look and smell delicious!!!

  23. I just bought all the ingredients needed to make this pie! I’m going to make the brownie based version for a potluck on Friday. :)
    Thanks, Bakerella!

  24. Soooo, I just took my pies out of the oven! One will be for Thanksgiving dinner for my family, and the other will be for my work family the Friday after Thanksgiving. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for great, yummy reviews. Thank you so so much for sharing this recipe.


  25. I’m planning on making this with the NY Times Supernatural Brownie Recipe and my mom’s no fail pie crust. :)

  26. I made these last night and they don’t look as nice as yours. Oh well. I don’t like pecan pie b/c it is too sweet for me. =( However, I just brought these pies into work and people love them! Thanks!

  27. Lisa post 171… I am a hobby baker and I have come across that very trick… all you have to do is decrease the tempeture of your oven 25 degrese or so. Than you have to bake the cupcakes a little longer just untill there cooked.(press down on the top and if they bounce back there done.) Than as soon as you can… wrap them in plastic or place in an air tiet container… this forses the steam from them back into them and it makes them super moist and you don’t have to change the recipie at all.

  28. The pie looks great but I hate nuts. Is there a substitute or can I just leave out the pecans all together?

  29. Your creations are amazing! I live in far, far away Singapore in South East Asia and unfortunately your lovely book isn’t available here.

    What would be the key ingredient to moist cupcakes? I experimented with adding natural yogurt and the texture was turned out to be incredible. I can’t seem to repeat the results with other ingredients, or if i follow the recipe, the cake texture usually turns dry after 1 day or 2.


  30. The original plan was to by a pecan pie from COSTCO but, after seeing this entry, I think I am going to try the brownie version! Thanks Bakerella!

  31. OMG. I love brownies and pecan pie, so definitely will be making this! I can’t decide which version I would prefer, so I may have to make both. I think I’d better coordinate with an event of some sort, so that I don’t have four pies sitting at my house. Yum!

  32. After living in the US for 2 years and now back in my home country, Australia I do thanksgiving with my family and closest friends. Our host family made a pumpkin torte for our first thanksgiving and I make that every year. Its delicious, two layers the bottom similar to pumpkin pie the top like a cheesecake, then cream on top. This year I will be making these as well, I just have to choose which version.

  33. Chocolate bourbon pecan pie. My mom calls it “Kentucky Derby Pie,” but the bakery I worked at in HS sold something completely different by that name. Anyway, this pie is going to be the truly decadent dessert compared to the pumpkin pie, fudge, pumpkin bread, and apple pie. :)

  34. That first one looks delicious and decadent! We’re going to have 2 pecan pies, cake balls (yay!), a pumpkin pie, and 2 chocolate pies! I think there’s a turkey planned in there too!

  35. I’ve attempted my first cake pops…the turkey ones! I couldn’t find caramel candy corns so I used fondant. They are ridiculously cute!

  36. wow this looks so so good.
    I am hungry right now.

  37. You don’t even know how happy I am that you posted a chocolate pecan pie using brownies! I was just looking for some type of recipe combining brownies, chocolate and pecan pie! Fudgey, gooey brownies are my favorite and I wanted to make a pie a little different than the traditional Thanksgiving pies! What perfect time, thanks so much!! I will definetly be making the first one this Thanksgiving for my family and myself to enjoy.

  38. pumpkin cheesecake and THIS!

  39. KIKI,

    Self rising flour can be made by substituting 1 cup of all purpose/plain flour minus 2 tsp., and add 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt to make the full cup.


  40. Looks awesome! Does it NEED self-rising flour, or could all-purpose be used?
    Every year I get requests to make the Pumpkin Ho-Ho!

  41. HEY…


  42. I am making these! Found this last night and I definitely want to try. I am making my own crust….how would the direction vary?

  43. I may just have to make this pie!! The fudgy one is probably absolutely amazing!!!!

    My mom is making Pumpkin Roll, and Pumpkin Pie. I absolutely love Pumpkin and Chocolate!!

    I’m so excited to eat on Thursday!!!!

  44. whoa. all i have to say is All Hail Queen Bakerella!!! WOW that looks great.

  45. Pecan Pie’s…Grandma’s Recipe. But i am going to make these chocolate ones too! and Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Pinapple Upside Down Cake! Pumpkin Pie is a No-No in my house!

  46. Nothing better than fudgy brownies…topped with pecan pie!! Love!

  47. I tend to spread my Thanksgiving Day cooking out over a period of time so it’s not so overwhelming. I made this pie last night. I’m not sure what went wrong, but my layers did not stay seperate … so I ended up with a completely different pie altogether! I’m excited to try it!

  48. I think I’m going to make this recipe, but bake it in a pan so that it comes out as brownies… I’d prefer the fudgey version, but I think the second one will work better cut as squares…

    Thanks for this idea!

  49. Oh my word, this looks DELICIOUS! I’m drooling…and hoping I have a brownie mix on hand to make one myself ; )

  50. I made the first one last night, within maybe 10 mins one pie was COMPLETELY devoured, the second is at work with me today and barley making it to 9:00. The entire pie is EASY and SO delicious!!! THANKS FOR THIS ONE!!!

  51. That pie, in either version, looks amamzing! I will definitely have to try it soon.

    Our usually family favs are chocolate wafer cake and two of my boys LOVE secret snaps. num num num…I can taste them already!

  52. I’m making little warm apple-rum tartelettes this year for after thanksgiving dinner! They’re so yummy topped with some vanilla ice cream.

  53. I wanted to tell you that I made your Granny’s pecan pie for Christmas last year and it was a big hit in our house. No more store bought pies for us. Thank you so much for sharing a family recipe, I’ll be printing it out and making it again this year!

  54. I love the stealthy chocolate secretness of this pie! I also agree that the first attempt looks so delicious!!
    Maybe some vanilla bean ice cream along with a slice…mmm, now I’m hungry!!

  55. Chocolate AND nuts?! I’m in!

  56. I just made 8 of the first ones for my favorite doctors (I am a medical sales rep). Thanks + Giving…such an aptly-named holiday!

  57. Well, I’m a pumkin pie gal but per my brother’s request I’m taking chocolate/chocolate cupcakes. My sister in law is providing the pumpkin pie so it’s all good. These pies look heavenly! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  58. Lets see…Egg Nog Pumpkin Cheesecake, Bourbon Apple Pie, Good Ol’ Pumpkin Pie and a custard base of some kind. Mmmm…

  59. My family’s favorite kind of pie is ::PumpKin PiE::

  60. Pecan pie doesn’t usually appeal to me, but I could definitely get on board for this!

  61. After working on show after show for the Food Network and the Cooking Channel I am ashamed to say your recipe tutorial puts them to shame! Esp lovin’ the melting butter loving.

  62. Definately just added another item to make Wednesday night along with Pecan pie and swirled pumpkin cheesecake!! XOXO

  63. Yum, yum, yum! I really enjoy thanksgiving because my husband makes a homemade cranberry sauce with fresh cranberries, lots and lots of sugar and gelatin. I really need to try this recipe as my 10 year old turning 11 two days after thanksgiving asked for a pecan pie for his birthday cake.

  64. This does look so good! Our family favorite is the sweet potatoe casserole.

  65. I’ll take both please :) looks so yummy my stomach has started growling!

  66. You never ever ever ever cease to amaze me! This pie combines two of my favorite desserts….DANG this looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  67. Might have to add this to the menu. Pumpkin cheesecake already on deck.

  68. to be perfectly honest, i believe i’m making some turkey pops!! so excited!

  69. Oh, and I’m obviously making cookies: Dark Chocolate and Toasted Pecan Cookies and also a Brown Sugar Peach Pie. LOVE Thanksgiving!

  70. Um, yummm!!! So I wasn’t going to add anything to my list of things I’m making for Thanksgiving, but you may have just convinced me otherwise. Pecans are my favorite!

  71. I’m making pumpkin pie, and my son is making an apple pie. He says he is famous for his apple pie – so I can’t wait to try it! :)
    Then on Saturday, I will be teaching my DIL how to make cake pops. I’ve made them for my Granddaughter’s day care, and now my DIL will be able to provide them! My Granddaughter’s day care is called Monkey Business, so guess which pops from the book we’ll be making — yup – the monkeys!! It’ll be lots of fun! I have a big box ready, with all my supplies!! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone !!

  72. I’m trying to make pumpkin pies from scratch this year for the first time. It will be an adventure. I hope they come half as wonderful as these sound!

  73. Yummy! That has to be the best combination ever!

  74. Oh dear LORD, these look awesome… and dangerous to those of us who are trying to lose weight.

    But I’ve GOTTA MAKE IT!!!

    The first one… I’m gonna have to make this at some point because I LOVE pecan pie.

  75. Yum.
    OMG! You’re comming to Toronto! I’m so excited. See you on Dec 4th.

    Sylvie Greeniaus

  76. I must say, the first one looks SUPER DUPER yummy. I am a fan of gooey brownies anyway, so, it looks like it’s right up my alley!!
    And, here’s the link to the dessert I’m making, my Mile High Pumpkin Caramel Pie!
    I may also make a couple other things, also on my blog, including this brownie pecan pie! Who knows?! ;)

  77. Is there an alternative to pecan pie I can put on top? Something without nuts?

  78. Well, now I want to make this!

  79. So what I’m hearing is that you have FOUR pies sitting at home? Can I come over?

  80. Mmmm… I love pecan pie, but this could make an old favorite even better! May have to try it out for my family for Thanksgiving. I made you Turkey Cake Pops today. Adorable!!! I have a question though, I’m itching to try the lady bugs from your book, but can’t find the candy mold anywhere! Any suggestions? Where on earth did you find yours?

  81. I make a pecan pie laced with Jack Daniels and chocolate chips. I bet this recipe would go over well in my house, though! :-)
    Not a fan of pumpkin pie…was also thinking of attempting SP pie… any thoughts on almond extract w/ sp’s?

  82. Looks like heaven in a pie plate to me! I am soooo making this with my 5 y/o daughter.

  83. Question…when you say brownie mix, do you mean one that is meant to be 8×8 size or 9×13 size? I have both!

  84. oh wowe i think i just gained 5 kilos from looking at this haha but they look great :O)

  85. I’m going to make pumpkin rolls :). But I would like to try this recipe to give to my brothers

  86. I am totally drooling right now! I am making you Mama’s Pecan Pie for thanksgiving and a key lime pie too. Yum yum yum!

  87. Confession – I am not a big chocolate fan! I know, I know, people think I’m insane, but just think of it this way… MORE CHOCOLATE FOR YOU!!! I have already roasted my sugar pumpkins and pureed them so I can have a jump start on Thanksgiving! Actually I’m cooking the entire meal and have more than half my dishes made and waiting in the freezer to pull out and pop in the oven on the day of, otherwise I would go insane! I may just make a pecan pie the usual way though, cause that looks tasty!

  88. Chinese Chews. We make them every holiday and I just couldn’t do without them. :)

  89. Yum! We are vacationing with friends. The friends are making Pioneer Woman’s apple dumplings which sound yummy. I’m making my grandmother’s chocolate cake recipe. I was looking at some of your pies today though, and now I want to make your chocolate chip pie or your butterscotch pie too! Hmm…decisions, decisions! Last year, I made your pumpkin pie bites and that crazy pie that was like cheesecake/pumpkin pie/pecan/chocolate chip pie! YUM!

  90. Hello!

    I wanted to send you an e-mail, but i can’t fin the adress anywhere, so I’ll say it here.
    First of all, I just want to say that I absolutely love your blog. I come from Norway, and we don’t have people as original as you are. You make the most beautiful things so simple, that is makes me go; “Wow, why didn’t I think about something like that!”

    Now, the thing is, I’m turning 18 next week, so it’ll be my very last big birthday party with dinner, cakes, and candy. On top of it, I’m the BIGGEST Spongebob-fan you’ll ever find, so I’ve asked my mother to make me a Spongebob-cake for my birthday.
    My question is if you could make a post of a tutorial for how to make a Spongebob-cake. I would be so happy! :D

    Keep on the good work!
    From you biggest fan in Norway,

  91. I’m going to be making my Kickin’ Chicken Cheesecake! :) It’s a pumpkin cheesecake, homegrown pumpkins, topped with a Wild Turkey Whipped Cream. Growing up I called Wild Turkey the chicken drink and my dad said it was chicken with a kick. Hence the Kickin’ Chicken name!

  92. I can’t wait to make these. It looks darker than most recipes I’ve used, but I love brown sugar! It looks like it might go with my pumpkin spiced latte cupcake recipe too! Maybe I’ll make both for my Thanksgiving meal this holiday!!!! Wha…sooo excited. Bakerella what do you think about this:

  93. Hum, the first version sounds right to me, even if i’d bake it for any occasion. I’d like to try that with a Nutella brownie base inside and maybe using hazelnuts and honey instead of pecans and corn syrup, what do you think?

  94. Gorgeous!!

    Thanks so much for sharing – I never would have thought to include brownies with pecan pie, but it is such a wonderful idea that I bet works so well. I can’t wait to make this!

    Since I can not settle on one dessert to make, I am thinking a smorgasbord: peanut butter cupcakes, magic bars, cherry pie and brown sugar candies. I will likely not fit through the door to my house afterwards.

  95. Oh my! The first version looks and sounds so good! We love fudgy brownies, so I know it would be a hit! I am planning on making some cute mini pumpkin pies this year, plus a ton of cookies!

  96. OMG! I was going to make my sour cream poundcake in my new 12 cup crown bundt pan but I’m going to have to make this instead ;-))

  97. I’m not really one for pie, but this looks yummy. I’m gonna be making molten chocolate cake for Thanksgiving… mmmm. Chocolate.

  98. That is pure genius! My mouth is watering for reals.

  99. yum. Dude, that looks goodddd

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

  101. 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!

  102. 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. :)

  103. Okay… I’m in love!

  104. ooooohhhhhhhhhhhh, yummmmmmmmmmmm!

  105. 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!

  106. 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.

  107. 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.

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

  109. 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.
    along with
    Cranberry Cheesecake Pie
    as well as classic pumpkin pie. You can never have too many desserts, right?
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  110. 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.

  111. 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! : )

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

  113. 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 !!

  114. oh my gosh that looks delicious!

  115. We love a pumpkin roll.

  116. 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!

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

  118. 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!! :)

  119. 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


  120. 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! :)

  121. 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).

  122. 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!

  123. 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.

  124. 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!”

  125. They look amazing! nom nom nom!

  126. Yum!!!! MUST….MAKE…

  127. 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!

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

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

  130. 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.

  131. Oh good heavens. I may weep.

  132. 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)

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

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

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

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

  137. Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake compliments of Smitten Kitchen!

  138. Pumpkin of course :)

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

  140. 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

  141. 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.

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

  143. 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!!

  144. 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.

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

  146. 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!

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

  148. 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 :)

  149. 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.

  150. 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!

  151. 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!

  152. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  158. 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!

  159. 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.

  160. 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!

  161. This pie! this looks so yummy


  162. 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

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

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

  165. 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!

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

  168. 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.

  169. 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!

  170. 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.

  171. I may die of drooldum!! drooooooooooooooooooool

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

  173. 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.

  174. 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

  175. 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

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

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

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

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

  180. oh my gosh…heaven!

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

  182. 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.

  183. 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!

  184. That looks amazing!! :)

  185. 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.

  186. 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! (:

  187. 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!

  188. Taylor – I love those!

  189. 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 :)

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

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


  192. 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!

  193. How much of the pecans do i need?

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

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

  196. the first looks really good

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

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

    Cabin Fever in Vermont

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