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Great American Brownie Pie

A brownie is about as American as you can get, and I make this special dessert only on Independence Day. Why settle for just a square when you can have a whole slice? Pair it with a glass of ice-cold milk for a refreshing treat. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons 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


  • 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 in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Garnish with whipped topping and cherries if desired.

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  • ferndale52
    Jul 8, 2013

    liked the extra ingredients - cherries, chips, nuts - didn't care for the texture, a little dry, so i served it with a dab of raspberry sauce.

  • slsdls
    Jul 3, 2013

    I have not made this recipe yet...I know, I know...BUT, people are saying these are not good brownies. Well, surprise!!! It is not a brownie recipe, but a BROWNIE PIE recipe!!! And, if you don't like all the sugar...then just don't make it! DUH!

  • jaymadavis
    Jul 3, 2013

    Karo Corn Syrup is NOT High Fructose...this is my choice as it is not processed to that stage of high fructose.

  • catlinrose
    Jul 2, 2013

    mullenpm please just make your own recipe. this site continues to have rude comments about recipes and those who submit.

  • mullenpm
    Jul 2, 2013

    This recipe contains not only sugar but high fructos corn syrup. Outrageous. A good brownie recipe does not need all that sugar.

  • melmagnus
    Jul 2, 2013

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  • carolina dream
    Jun 26, 2013

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  • ladysuneidesis
    Jul 5, 2011

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  • PammyRae
    Mar 28, 2011

    I made these one night for my husband....needless to say, this is the only brownie he wants. When we go to friends gatherings, he always suggests I make these. People are always asking for the recipe.Absolutely delightful !!

  • elecwife
    Mar 20, 2011

    this is a great pie and my choc-o-ohlic husband loved it, very easy to make also. a winner