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maple pecan pie brownies

maple pecan pie brownies

Megan
these maple pecan pie brownies are made from a layer of rich chocolate filled brownie topped by a maple syrup sweetened pecan pie filling. for the perfect flavor and texture complement, top this with unsweetened freshly whipped cream.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Cooling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Celebrations, Dessert, holidays
Cuisine American
Servings 1 9" pie

Equipment

  • 9" (23cm) springform pan
  • parchment paper
  • whisks, flexible spatuals and/or spoons
  • oven thermometer
  • digital internal food thermometer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 boxed brownie mix such as Ghirardelli, plus all ingredients listed on the box OR use the homemade brownie recipe below

homemade brownie

  • 4 oz. (113g) 70% chocolate bar, chopped
  • 1/2 c (113g) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 c (250g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 c (55g) dutch process cocoa powder
  • 3/4 c (90g) all purpose flour

maple pecan pie filling

  • 3/4 c maple sugar sub with light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c (118ml) pure maple syrup
  • 2-3 tbsp (30-45ml) bourbon whiskey, optional for flavor
  • 4 tbsp (57g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp (10ml) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 c roughly chopped pecans with a few whole pieces mixed in

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C).
    Line a 9" (23cm) springfrom pan with parchment paper along the bottom. Lightly grease the sides. Line with parchment paper if desired. Set aside.
  • For box brownies:
    Prepare the brownies according to the box directions.
  • For homemade brownies:
    In a large heat safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate together until fully melted. Whisk together until fully combined.
    Whisk in the sugar, espresso and salt until smooth and well combined.
    Whisk in the eggs until smooth and well combined.
    Whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth and well combined.
    Stir in the flour until smooth and well combined.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan.
    Bake at 350 F (177 C) 20-25 minutes until the top of the brownies have set.
    Cool in the pan set on a cooling rack.

While the brownies bake, prepare the maple pecan pie filling.

  • In a seperate bowl, whisk together the maple sugar, maple syrup, borbon whiskey (if using), melted butter, vanilla extract and salt until smooth and well combined.
  • Whisk in the eggs until smooth and well combined.
  • Stir in the chopped pecans until all the pieces are fully coated in the filling.
  • Pour the maple pecan pie filling on top of the slightly cooled brownie layer.
  • Return the pan to the oven to bake at 350 F (177 C) for an additional 25-35 minutes.
    Signs of doneness are an internal temperature of 200 F and when the center gives you just a little jiggle. Similar to the stable but slightly wiggly movement of Jell-O when you give it a gentle shake. But the edges are stable and set.
  • Remove the pan from the oven to cool on a cooling rack for 2 hours before slicing.
Keyword brownie pie, easy holiday dessert, maple pecan brownie pie, maple pecan pie
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