Blond Brownies a la Mode

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • Maple Cream Sauce,
  • Vanilla ice cream and chopped pecans


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  4. Stir in pecans.
  5. Spread into a greased 13-inch x 9-inch baking pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. Cut brownies into squares; cut in half if desired. Place on dessert plates with a scoop of ice cream. Top with sauce; sprinkle with pecans.

Yield: 20 servings.

Maple Cream Sauce


  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk


  1. Combine syrup and butter in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat; stir in milk.

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