Toffee Pecan Skillet Brownies

Toffee Pecan Skillet Brownies

Toffee Pecan Skillet Brownies

This is what I made myself for Mother’s Day dessert and it was magnificent!  It will definitely go into the regular rotation which is the highest praise I can give it.  The hubs has already requested it for Father’s Day.

Toffee Pecan Skillet Brownies

Toffee Pecan Skillet Brownies

Even just the brownies themselves looked pretty great before all the other deliciousness got added to them.  I’m pretty sure if you try it, you will fall in love with it too.  This just might be the most successful quarantine bake to date.

brownies

1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) butter

8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped pecans

topping

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 stick butter

2 tablespoons corn syrup

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup chopped pecans

coarse sea salt

ice cream or whipped cream for serving

1  For the brownies, preheat oven to 325.  Butter a 10″ cast iron skillet.  Combine butter and chocolate in saucepan over medium heat.  Cook, stirring, until melted and smooth, about 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in both sugars until dissolved.  Whisk in eggs, one at a time, until smooth and glossy, then whisk in vanilla.  Stir in flour and salt until combined, then stir in pecans.  Spread batter in skillet.

2  Bake until brownies are slightly cracked on top and toothpick inserted in center comes out mostly clean, about 35 – 40 minutes.  Transfer to rack and let cool.

3  For the topping, as soon as the brownies come out of the oven, combine sugar, butter and corn syrup in saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat to medium to maintain a steady simmer, and cook, without stirring, until sugar is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes.  Carefully pour in heavy cream and simmer until thickened, about 5 – 8 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in pecans.  Let cool until thickened but still pourable, about 20 minutes.  Pour topping over brownies and let sit 1 hour.  Sprinkle with sea salt before serving.

recipe from Food Network

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