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Great American Brownie Pie

 Great American Brownie Pie
A brownie is about as American as you can get, and I make this special dessert only on Independence Day. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • Whipped topping and maraschino cherries with stems, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, corn syrup and
  • extract; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Add
  • to creamed mixture and mix well. Drain chopped cherries on paper
  • towels. Fold the cherries, almonds and chips into batter.
  • Transfer to a greased and floured 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 325°
  • for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center
  • comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Garnish with whipped topping
  • and cherries if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 piece (calculated without whipped topping and optional cherries) equals 418 calories, 23 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.