Turtle Trifle

Turtle Trifle

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  • 2

    cups sugar

  • 1⅓

    cups light corn syrup

  • ¼

    tsp kosher salt

  • cup butter, melted

  • 4

    large eggs

  • 3

    cups chopped pecans

  • 1

    tsp vanilla

  • 2

    cups toasted whole pecans, 1 cup chopped, 1 cup whole plus more for

  • garnish

  • brownies

  • whipped cream

  • caramel syrup

  • Brownie

  • 3

    sticks butter, melted

  • 5

    1 ounce squares unsweetened baking chocolate

  • cup granulated sugar

  • 6

    eggs, whisked

  • 2

    cups all purpose flour

  • 1

    tsp vanilla

  • pinch salt

  • 1

    cup milk chocolate morsels

  • Whipped Cream

  • 3

    cups heavy cream

  • ¾

    cup sugar


In a large saucepan, add sugar, corn syrup, salt and melted butter. Stir to combine well. Add eggs and 1 cup chopped pecans. Bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, simmer stirring frequently for 10 minutes. Add vanilla and remove from heat to cool completely. Set aside. Brownies preheat oven to 350. Line a 9 by 9 inch baking pan with aluminum foil. In a saucepan, over low heat, melt the butter and unsweetened chocolate, constantly stirring to incorporate. Set aside In a large bowl, add the sugar and the eggs. Using a hand held mixer, beat together until well combined. Add the flour, vanilla and the salt. Fold in the milk chocolate morsels. Add the butter and chocolate mixture that was set aside. Mix together with a spatula while folding in one cup of whole toasted pecans. Pour into the prepared pan and bake until the brownies are done, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before assembling. Whipped Cream In a large bowl add the cream and the sugar and whisk together until soft peaks form. Assembly In a trifle dish, layer the brownies, pecan mixture, whipped cream, caramel syrup, and toasted whole pecans as desired. Chill for 2 hours before serving.


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