Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

This Pecan Pie Bread Pudding could also be titled Best.Thing.Ever. I know that’s a strong statement to make, but geez…it was pretty darn tasty. If I do say so myself. And I do. Because I have a blog and that’s sort of my job…to let y’all know when something should be put on your “to make” list ASAP. This would make an excellent breakfast/brunch dish for the holidays too. Just sayin’. Since it’s already NOVEMBER! (Don’t ask me how that happened already!)

pecan pie bread pudding - before

I’m calling this breakfast, but slap some vanilla ice cream on that bad boy and it could become dessert. I think I ate it for every meal until I gave the last two pieces to my parents so they could experience it’s awesomeness. And the fact that I couldn’t button my jeans. Calorie friendly it is not.

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding - after

It’s like pecan pie and French toast casserole got together and had a baby. A sweet, delicious, nutty baby.

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

This is what dreams are made of right here.

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Recipe Source: Something Swanky

Once done, you can use the parchment paper to lift the casserole out for easy cutting. Enjoy!

This recipe is featured at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage & Diana Rambles!

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Brown Butter Pecan Pie

How do you improve upon a classic? By browning the butter. It takes the awesomeness of butter and amps it up times ten. True story. I discovered what all the fuss about brown butter was quite by accident when making my most favorite Chicken and Dumpling Casserole. Best mistake I ever made in the kitchen. So, when my daughter wanted to make pecan pie for Thanksgiving, and she found a recipe using brown butter, I knew it would be a winner.

I was so right! I apologize for the less than stellar cell phone pics. Per usual, I had several things going on in the kitchen and the light…ugh. I do not like that it gets dark so early now! My mother declared this the best pecan pie she has ever eaten. And just in case you are not aware, my mom is always right.
This one got a little overdone…it wasn’t quite as full as the first. I would recommend using a deep dish pie crust, but we used two regular/standard crusts.

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 *We like our pecan pie a little more on the done side, whereas some people like it very gooey and runny. So baking time is going to depend on personal preference. And if you are like us, just guessing and luck. I’m kidding. (Not really.)
Recipe Source: Gimme Some Oven
 
This was so good that I’m sure it will make another appearance at Christmas! (and to think I didn’t used to like pecan pie!)
 
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Pecan Pie Brownies

Pecan Pie. Brownies. Merged together to form a chocolate-y, gooey, pecan-y (ok, so maybe that’s not a real word, but stick with me) dessert.  I made these for Thanksgiving, and they were so popular that they may make an appearance at Christmas too!  I first saw them over at Plain Chicken, and knowing how much my oldest daughter loves pecan pie, and my love for chocolate, I knew I had to give them a go.

Pecan Pie Brownies

1 package brownie mix and ingredients listed on box (9×9 size)
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour (I use unbleached all-purpose)
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups pecans, chopped


Preheat oven to 350.
Spray a 9×9-inch pan with cooking spray (or butter it).
Prepare/mix brownie mix according to package directions.
Spread in 9×9-inch pan. (do not bake yet!)
Whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, flour, corn syrup, vanilla and eggs.
Stir in chopped pecans.
Spoon pecan mixture over uncooked brownies.
Bake 30-35 minutes.

recipe source: Plain Chicken

Mine did not set up nice and pretty like the picture in the original post, they were more runny and gooey. That’s not a bad thing. However, my 11 y/o did most of the work on this one, so it could have been an error or they didn’t bake quite long enough or the kind of brownie mix we used. We used the Ghiradelli Triple Chocolate! Can’t have too much chocolate 😉  They were yummy all the same!

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