Walnut Brownie Pie – think fudge brownie meets pecan pie! Brownie cookie crust with a sweet caramel flavoured filling & crunchy toasted walnuts. Fantastic!
After previewing this walnut brownie pie photo on our Facebook Page yesterday, we are rushing this recipe to publication today because it got such a great response there and folks were actually emailing me for the recipe. The truth is, this pie is just as good as it looks. Imagine a walnut brownie meets a pecan pie! In fact if you prefer pecans, just go ahead and use those.
I have to confess, I could not resist going to the fridge 3 times to cut little slivers of this pie. Little slivers can be quite satisfying with this very rich pie.
It is just the sort of thing I would order for dessert in a restaurant where, at the end of a good meal. It’s rich sweetness could be appreciated slowly with a great cup of coffee. Those was one of my most successful pie experiments ever. I totally love this one!
This would make a terrific choice for Thanksgiving too. The walnuts are easily substituted for Pecans if you like for a sort of Chocolate Pecan Pie. Perfect for those who hate making pastry pie crusts.
If you are looking for more pie ideas for the Thanksgiving season or any time we have a wide variety, from classic apple to frozen Key Lime or Peanut Butter Cup Pie in this terrific collection of Rock Recipes Best Pies.
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- 1 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 extra large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 2¼ cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups roughly chopped walnuts
- 4 large or extra large eggs or 5 medium, or 6 small
- 1 ½ cups lightly packed brown sugar
- 1 ½ cups dark corn syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1 1/2 cups walnut halves
Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Set aside.
Cream the butter, vanilla extract and sugars well, before adding the eggs one at a time and beating until light and fluffy.
Fold in the dry ingredients and when they are almost mixed in fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Try not to over mix the dough which will be quite stiff.
Refrigerate the dough for an hour or so, then roll out to about a 10-12 inch round and place in a 9 or 10 inch pie plate. The dough is very forgiving so if it tears or cracks, just fill in any holes with scraps of dough and press them evenly into place. Make sure the dough is not stretched and is pushed well into the pan. Trim the edges of the dough.
In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla extract and melted butter for 2-3 minutes until the brown sugar is dissolved.
Stir in the walnuts and pour into the prepared brownie crust.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 -50 minutes or until the center is set and jiggles like jelly. Cool completely before serving.
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