Praline Fudge Brownies

Praline Fudge Brownie

Our most recent discovery is Praline Liqueur, a pecan flavored liqueur. Quinn went in search of it to use in making my birthday cheesecake next weekend. In the meantime, we’ve discovered the wonders it does poured over vanilla ice cream or mixed with milk. Yum. As a special treat for Quinn, who was outside in the hundred-degree heat finishing shelves for our walk-in pantry, I thought I’d try using it to make brownies.

I based this recipe on one from the archives for Kahlua Brownies. Those were surprisingly not so good. Anyway, I thought it would be a good starting place for this little Praline experiment, and I was right. These brownies are very good and very rich. I highly recommend topping these with ice cream.

Combine 1 & 1/2 cups of sifted AP flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Melt 2/3 cup of unsalted butter and 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate over low heat or in the microwave. Beat 3 large eggs and 2 cups of sugar. Add the butter/chocolate mixture to the eggs/sugar mixture. To this, add 1/4 cup of Praline liqueur. Gradually add flour mixture and mix well. Stir in 1/3 cup of chopped pecans.

Pour batter into a greased/sprayed 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, making sure not to overbake. Cool completely in the pan, and then cut into bars.

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9 Comments

  1. Ellie August 21, 2006 Reply

    Looks fantastic!

  2. connie August 21, 2006 Reply

    praline liqueur?! goodness gracious, do wonders ever cease? and brownies sound wonderful just about now. somehow they seem very fallish and very first day of school… sigh

  3. Gigi August 21, 2006 Reply

    I’ve been lurking for a while…love your site!

    I’m on a brownie kick right now, but I haven’t had much luck finding a recipe that doesn’t create an overly crackly top. These look like they have a good balance of squishy brownie interior to firm crust. And, I never turn my nose up at the prospect of adding booze to a recipe! :) I’ll have to give these a try.

  4. Anita August 22, 2006 Reply

    Mmm…praline sounds fabulous in the brownies! I’ll have to get myself some of that liquer!

  5. Mary August 22, 2006 Reply

    Praline liquor in a fudge brownie?! What an amazing, delicious combination.

  6. peabody August 22, 2006 Reply

    Praline liquor sounds like something I need to get familiar with.

  7. JEANNINE Peterson October 5, 2006 Reply

    WHERE CAN I FIND PRALINE LIQUER ?

  8. jennifer October 5, 2006 Reply

    Jeannine, most any liquor store should have praline liqueur. Look for it near the Amaretto, Kahlua, etc. The brand I have is Praline.

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