This recipe goes way back, like 1898 back, when the brownie was first recorded into existence at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. Don't rely on the traditional stick test for doneness in this recipe; the brownies will continue to be gooey even after baking. For easier cutting, place glazed brownies in the freezer for 3 to 4 hours.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Brownies:
Glaze:

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 9x12-inch rimmed baking sheet.

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  • Place butter and chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes.

  • Combine sugar and flour in a medium bowl.

  • Add chocolate mixture to sugar mixture and mix well, about 4 to 5 minutes. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract.

  • Pour batter into the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle walnuts on top, pressing down slightly into the batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges start to crisp and brownies rise about 1/4 inch, 30 to 40 minutes.

  • Mix water, apricot preserves, and unflavored gelatin in a saucepan to make the glaze. Mix thoroughly and bring to a boil for 2 minutes.

  • Remove brownies from the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes before spreading a thin layer of the glaze on top with a pastry brush.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of apricot glaze. The actual amount of glaze consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

640 calories; 47.4 g total fat; 154 mg cholesterol; 208 mg sodium. 52 g carbohydrates; 9.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2019
I made these with Cannabis butter. They're Awesome Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2019
I made these with Cannabis butter. They're Awesome Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2019
I made these with Cannabis butter. They're Awesome Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2019
These are the best!!!!i have made them several times now and everyone raves Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2019
I love historical recipes so I thought I'd give this one a try. Mixed opinions on this recipe but no one thought it was bad. It is just different. It is more like a fudge than what you'd commonly know as a traditional brownie - like the ones from a box. They are very rich and very dense. My husband thought they were great; he is a chocolate lover. I am not a chocolate lover therefore I found them to be a little too rich for my taste. I made them EXACTLY as the recipe stated - only exception was I only put walnuts on half of the recipe. I baked them for 40 minutes and yes as stated you cannot use a toothpick to determine if they are done. I decided to ensure they were done by letting them bake on the longer end of the recommended time and they turned out perfectly. Read More