Christmas is arguably the most loved holiday in America. But, some will argue that the true greatest holiday is quickly skipped over year after year. Thanksgiving is a time to gather family and friends to eat, sleep, watch football, and participate in other traditions. The older I get, the more I appreciate turkey day. No, there aren’t fancy decorations and beautiful ornaments hung on a glistening tree, but there is togetherness, which I have found to be most important. Not to say that there isn’t togetherness at Christmas; Thanksgiving for my family is just much more casual.
This year, I’ve decided I will go the extra mile and contribute by own dish to the feast. Pie is an essential item although I’m not a huge fan. To compromise with everyones love of pie and my love of all things chocolate, I will make pecan pie brownies. After searching Pinterest I finally discovered this brilliant recipe. This easy recipe is by Kat and Melinda from Home. Made. Interest. and hopefully, it will receive my family’s approval.
My test run took just under and hour and turned out great! It was fairly simple for someone who uses the oven maybe once a month. To start, you can pick up your favorite brownie mix from the store or if you are feeling fancy, make your brownies from scratch. I went with the store bought option (baby steps).
Follow the instructions on the box for the brownies, and as those are starting to bake you will begin creating your pecan pie filling (See original instructions at Home. Made. Interest. ) that will later go on top of the brownies.
For the filling you will need:
1 Cup of sugar
1 ½ cups of light corn syrup
¼ cup of unsalted butter
1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 cups of chopped pecans
After the brownies have baked for about 15 minutes and the sauce has thickened, layer the sauce over the brownies and place the baking pan back in the oven for 20-25 min.
FOR STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS, Click the hyperlink to visit Home. Made. Interest.
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