This rich and fudgy homemade brownie recipe is topped with a caramelized pecan pie filling for a luscious Thanksgiving dessert the whole family will love: Pecan Pie Brownies!
Pecan Pie Brownie Recipe
This fall, I’m all about the hybrid pie desserts:
- Pecan Pie Cheesecake
- Pecan Pie Cake Roll
- Dutch Apple Pie Cookies
- Blueberry Pie Ice Cream
- Snickerdoodle Cookie Pie
Why settle for one dessert when you can have the best parts of two?
And this pecan pie brownie recipe is definitely the best of both worlds. A rich, chocolatey brownie that just melts-in-your-mouth with all of the delicious caramelized pecan flavor of a pecan pie, including that crackly, sugary topping that true pecan pie lovers love cracking into with their forks.
The brownies soak up the pecan pie filling to make them truly the fudgiest brownies you have ever had. They almost still taste like brownie batter – and that’s always a good thing.
These ooey gooey brownies are not for people who like cake-like brownies. If that’s more your style, check out our Egg-Free Brownies made with coconut oil – they are chewy and cake-like.
Pecan pie brownies are the perfect indulgent dessert any time, but would be especially great alongside your traditional Thanksgiving desserts to appease the chocolate fans in the family. And because they are so rich and indulgent, you can get away with smaller serving sizes for these brownies.
For this recipe, I used Millican Pecan’s Pecan Halves. I didn’t realize what a difference there could be between pecan brands, but these are so incredibly fresh and flavorful – I now use them exclusively in all of my recipes that call for pecans. They also have delicious snack options like the Sweet and Spicy Pecans which are perfect for the holidays. My next order, I’m trying their Pecan Butter and the Caramel Pecan Coffee! (And by the way, this is not sponsored – I just really love them.)
While I make my brownies from scratch (it’s super easy and just 8 ingredients), you can substitute a boxed brownie mix if you’d like to save time. I really like the Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix when I opt for a boxed mix.
Can you freeze these pecan pie brownies? Yes, wrap the brownies well and then store in an airtight freezer container or ziptop freezer bags for up to three months. (This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.)
Can I use something instead of corn syrup in pecan pie brownies? Yes, you can use Golden Syrup or Blue Agave Syrup with great results. I haven’t tried this recipe with maple syrup, but that should also work well.
These brownies can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge. If storing at room temperature, they will last about 3 days – in the fridge, about a week.
Pecan Pie Brownie Ingredients
For the brownies:
For the pecan pie layer:
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can swap out the homemade brownie batter for a boxed mix, if desired.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- 9″ x 9″ Pyrex Dish <– I love these Pyrex dishes with fitted lids for easy transportation to parties or leftover storage
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Electric Mixer
- Mixing Bowls
How to Make Pecan Pie Brownies
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease and line a 9″ x 9″ baking dish.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and butter until light and fluffy, 2 minutes.
Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until incorporated.
In a separate medium-sized bowl, combine the cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder. Stir until mixed.
Add half of the dry ingredients into the butter-sugar mixture, beat well, then add remaining half.
Fold the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, then remove from oven as you prepare the pecan pie layer.
Combine the sugar and corn syrup, then beat in the eggs, butter and vanilla extract.
Pour the pecan pie filling over the brownies and arrange the pecan halves as desired.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, until edges appear set.
Grab your free printable for our pecan pie brownies recipe:
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For the Brownies:
For the Pecan Pie Topping:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 514Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 420mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 2gSugar: 56gProtein: 6g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
These ooey gooey pecan pie brownies are an indulgent twist on a classic pecan pie – perfect for fall parties or just a special family dessert.
For More Fun Twists on Pecan Pies, check out:
- Pecan Pie Cake Roll
- Pecan Pie Cookies from Spend with Pennies
- Pecan Pie Cheesecake
- Pecan Pie Bars from Rock Recipes
- Pecan Pie Energy Bites