Ghirardelli® Brownie Pecan Parfait

Ghirardelli® Brownie Pecan Parfait


"This impressive make-ahead dessert layers homemade brownie bites with caramel sauce, pecans, and a sweet parfait cream."


1 h 30 m servings 790 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 790 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 50 g
  • 77%
  • Carbs:
  • 87g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 224 mg
  • 75%
  • Sodium:
  • 201 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. To make the brownies, spray an 8-inch square pan with nonstick spray and coat with flour. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt the chocolate and the butter together over a double boiler. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Whisk the sugar and egg together in a bowl. Stir the chocolate and butter into the sugar mixture. Stir in the flour. Spread in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool, remove from the pan and cut into 1/2 inch squares.
  5. To make the parfait, whisk together the egg yolks and the sugars. Whisk in the evaporated milk and then the cornstarch. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, with a heat resistant rubber spatula, until thick, about 5 minutes. (If the mixture gets lumpy at anytime during the cooking process, briefly switch to a whisk and whisk until smooth.) Place the mixture in a clean bowl and place plastic wrap directly on the surface. Refrigerate until cold.
  6. Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Fold the cream into the cooled mixture.
  7. To assemble the parfaits, in the bottom of martini, wine or any clear glass with approximately a 3/4 cup capacity, put about 4 pieces of brownies, about 2 teaspoons caramel sauce, and 2 teaspoons pecans. Top with about 3 tablespoons parfait mixture. Repeat layering with 2 more layers of brownies, caramel sauce and pecans and 1 more layer of parfait, ending with a layer of the brownies, pecans and caramel.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
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  1. 16 Ratings


Chocolate, caramel, nuts, and whip cream!! What more could you ask for? This recipe was AMAZING! It's definitely a make ahead - it takes a while to put it all together - but it is definitely w...

YUM!!! I made as directed - the brownies were a little thin, but were perfect for a parfait. The parfait was unbelievable. This is a great make ahead recipe for when you want to impress:)) Only ...

just made the brownies but they were amazing!

Made this for a small dinner party and everyone was impressed and asked for the recipe. One change, I made my brownies from a box to cut down on cost and time. Also, add vanilla to the cream w...

This recipe was a 50/50 like of my dinner guest. We found it extreamly rich. I myself will not make this recipe again as a whole, but the brownies were awsome by themself. I will use the brownie...

Delish! Very very rich so a little goes a long way, but these are great.

I have made this recipe a few times now, and it is always very popular. Last time I made it, I was low on time, so instead of making the brownie and using pecans, I used a baked apple pie instea...

super easy, not too sweet, and it came out very nicely.

Sickly sweet. The brownie part is pretty gross. The parfait part was good. Could have just had the parfait part with the caramel and pecans. I would skip the brownies and replace them with banan...