Thursday, April 25, 2013

Great American Brownie Pie

Brownies are one of my favorite food groups. I like cakey, chewy, with nuts, without nuts, frosted and unfrosted. So what makes this brownie recipe stand out? It has to be the addition of almond extract, almonds, maraschino cherries and white chocolate chips. Its fun pie shape was unusual and made a fun presentation. This made a delicious Sunday Dessert--everyone loved it. I'm happy to add it to my list of yummy brownie recipes!

Great American Brownie Pie
1/2 cup butter softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2/3 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1 cup white chocolate chips (I used mini white chips)

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, corn syrup and almond extract. Mix well. Combine flour, cocoa and baking powder, whisk to combine. Add to creamed mixture and stir gently. Drain chopped cherries on paper towels. Fold the cherries, almonds and chips into batter.
Spread mixture in a deep dish 9 inch pie plate that has been sprayed with Pam for Baking. Bake at 325 until a toothpick comes out clean--about 35-40 minutes. Cool. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, garnish with cherries and almond slices.
Recipe from Taste of Home Cookies--credited to Edie Despain from Logan, Utah.
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Cindy said...

Thanks Candise! The photo looks perfect! You are the best.

Deb A said...

I just got up to eat breakfast and now I just want to skip to dessert! This looks amazing.

Nedra said...

yum! maraschino cherries on the inside? Sounds wonderful!

Debra Eliotseats said...

I love absolutely everything about this dessert!

Shannon {Cozy Country Living} said...

Oh, this would be perfect for those days when you are craving some chocolate! This looks delicious:)

Sue said...

I love almond extract, but would never think to add it to brownies! What a yummy idea and a beautiful dessert!

Beth said...

Ooh ... what a decadent dessert! (P.S. Thanks for your comments about your son's baseball career on my blog. That must have been so much fun!)

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness...pinning this one immediately! :)

Delectably Green said...

Oh my! there's really nothing better than this!!
Mary x

Rachel @ Bakerita said...

My oh my, this looks truly decadent and delicious!! Had to pin, definitely going to try this out.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, this Brownie Pie looks utterly delicious. As you might have noticed, I also love to use almonds in my baking and this looks absolutely perfect for a family treat - I love the way it looks like and I will have to make this for the kids! What a creative and wonderful fun recipe!
Have a lovely Monday!

Cakelaw said...

This looks amazing Cindy - and who doesn't love a brownie.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I often wonder if I like brownies or pie better. This is the best of both worlds!

Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen said...

Brownies are one of my favourite food groups too. This looks amazing!

Unknown said...

nom nom!

Amber @ said...

Wow, that is one tasty looking/sounding dessert! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #10!

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

Erin said...

How did I miss this Cindy??? Brownie Pie? That just screams "make me!" We are huge brownie fans too so this is definitely a keeper for us. Thanks!