Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Orleans Praline Brownies


I have to give props to Betty Crocker for this recipe.  But OH MY GOD these are fabulous!!  An ooey gooey fuggy pecan brownie with a toasted pecan praline frosting.  Every time I've made these to bring to a function, nothing comes back home except an empty plate.

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Ingredients: 
Brownies:
  • 1 box fudge brownie mix
  • water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie box 
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans  
Praline Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Method:
Heat oven to  350 degrees.  Spray bottom of 9"x13" pan with cooking spray.


Make brownies as directed on box for fudgy brownies (adding water, oil, and eggs).

Stir in 1/2 cup pecans.
Bake as directed then cool for about an hour until completely cool.

 
Topping:
In a small-medium sized saucepan, mix whipping cream, butter and brown sugar.
6 Tablespoons of butter
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently.
Boil and stir 1 - 2 minutes.
Remove from heat, then stir in toasted pecans, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
Toasted pecans
Clear Mexican vanilla
Powdered sugar

Cool 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Spread frosting over the cooled pan of brownies.
 
Let stand for about 45 minutes or until frosting is set before cutting.
Tip - Cut into bars about 45 minutes after spreading frosting over the brownies. This will allow you to cut the brownies while the frosting is still just slightly warm and will minimize any cracks in the frosting.  If you let the frosting cool completely, the praline will break up. 
Needs a glass of milk!

Method:
Heat oven to  350 degrees.  Spray bottom of 9"x13" pan with cooking spray.  Make brownies as directed on box for fudgy brownies (adding water, oil, and eggs).  Stir in 1/2 cup pecans.  Bake as directed then cool for about an hour until completely cool.

Topping:
In a small-medium sized saucepan, mix whipping cream, butter and brown sugar. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently.  Boil and stir 1 - 2 minutes.  Remove from heat, then stir in toasted pecans, powdered sugar, and vanilla.  Cool 5 minutes, stirring frequently.  Spread frosting over the cooled pan of brownies.  Let stand for about 45 minutes or until frosting is set before cutting.

Tip - Cut into bars about 45 minutes after spreading frosting over the brownies. This will allow you to cut the brownies while the frosting is still just slightly warm and will minimize any cracks in the frosting.  If you let the frosting cool completely, the praline will break up.

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10 comments:

  1. these look delicious ! I spotted your deep fried asparagus on pinterest earlier today and have been looking through your blog ... I might be here a while :)

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    1. Lesley - You're on to me! You "being there a while" is exactly what I want! :)
      Julie

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  2. In the process of making these now! Thanks pinterest! Looks super delicious!!

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  3. Just made these and they are so yummy. TY Julie and Pintrest. Can't wait for hubby to come home and have one after dinner, know he will love them

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  4. I would love to make these and freeze them. Would they freeze well or do you not recommend it.

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    1. I don't see any reason why you couldn't freeze them. Just make sure you cut them while the praline topping is still a bit soft so they won't crack.

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    2. dental floss may also work for clean cutting!

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  5. Just put the frosting on! My house smells so good, I hope hubby can wait before diving into them! :)

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  6. I just discovered your blog through Pinterest and I can feel the pounds I'm going to gain. I can't wait to try the Tomato Basil Chicken. I look forward to your emails. Keep up the good work!

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    1. the tomato basil chicken is very fresh tasting..would be hard to go back to sauce in a jar!

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