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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

Ingredients

  • 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

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

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