Pecan Pie Brownies Should Be On Your Thanksgiving Menu

I’m a little weird when it comes to Thanksgiving dessert– I don’t love pumpkin pie or pecan pie, but I could get on board with some pecan pie brownies. And your family probably could too.


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 box brownie mix, plus ingredients called for on box
  • 1/3 c. maple syrup
  • 3/4 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp. melted butter
  • 3 1/2 c. whole or chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350° and line a 9-x-13 baking pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Prepare brownies according to box instructions. Pour into prepared pan and bake 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make pecan filling: In a medium bowl, whisk together maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, melted butter, and salt until smooth. Add eggs and stir until combined, then add pecans, stirring until fully coated.
  • Top baked brownies with pecan topping, spreading evenly. Return to oven and bake until pecan mixture is set, 20 minutes more.

Let brownies cool completely before slicing and serving.

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