Pecan Pie Brownies

“Two favorite desserts in one! Gooey brownie with caramel pecan pie topping. Your guests will thank you! Serve with a big dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream. Can be made a day ahead and stored, in an airtight container, at room temperature.”

Ingredients

  • For the Brownie Layer:
  • cooking spray
  • 1 (18 ounce) package fudge brownie mix (such as Duncan Hines(R))
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • For the Pecan Pie Layer:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 cups pecan halves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a deep 9-inch springform pan with aluminum foil and coat generously with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk brownie mix, oil, 2 eggs, and water together in a bowl until well combined. Spread batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and leave oven on.
  4. Whisk brown sugar, corn syrup, 2 eggs, bourbon, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl. Add melted butter slowly, whisking until well combined. Add pecans and stir to coat in the filling. Pour gently over the brownie layer; spread evenly using a spatula.
  5. Bake in the hot oven until center is set, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, at least 2 hours.

SOURCE: ALLRECIPES.COM