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High Altitude Deep Dish Brownies Recipe
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High Altitude Deep Dish Brownies

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"The thin air in Denver can play havoc on normal baking recipes. Here's a brownie recipe that's sure to turn out great!"

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Original recipe makes 9 brownies Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch square baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a separate bowl, stir together the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla. Mix in the eggs. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients just until blended. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans if using. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and the top appears dry, 35 to 40 minutes.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 18, 2009

I live at 7500 ft and they were great for me! (7/8 cup is 1 cup minus 2 Tbsps)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 13, 2010

These were okay. Like another reviewer said, I have had better brownies from a mix. The batter was delicious though.

Feb 10, 2010

This was a wonderful brownie, gooey in the middle and crunchy around the edges. I used a 9x13 pan and I am so glad I didn't double the recipe, it was still pretty thick. I used 3/4c pecans and 1c chocolate chips. I cooked it for about 45 minutes, when the top cracked, it was perfectly done. My friends and I all raved about these brownies. I will definitely make them again.

Aug 02, 2010

These are the best brownies I have ever made - very moist, chewy and "fudgy". I live at 10,500 feet and they turned out great at 38 minutes.

Dec 18, 2009

Oh my goodness I made these the other nite & I live near Boulder, CO and have always had difficulty perfecting the art of baking at high altitudes, however this recipe has converted me for sure!! I did follow the recipe exactly, though used semi-sweet mini chocolate chips instead of the regular and the brownies disappeared within a matter of days at our house, next time I might try dusting some powdered sugar very lightly on top, these are sublime and to me taste extremely similar if not better than those of a local bakery called Breadworks that is known for its exquisite brownies, now I can indulge at home as these are very inexpensive to make & amazing!! A+!! Thank you!!!

Jan 11, 2011

I live in Quito, which is 9895 ft above sea level. Brownies are one of the most difficult treats to make here. But, these passed the test. Not only against the altitude, but with all of my High School Home Ec students. Thank you for contributing this recipe!

Nov 02, 2009

Mile High Excellence! As directed, I made 12 cupcake brownies. Filled about 3/4 of cupcake tin with batter. Covered with chocolate icing. Moist, delicious, and only a slight sink in the center. Notes - Allow melted butter to cool before adding the rest of the wetmix. Preheated oven to 400, then turned to 350 after putting in pan. Ovens drop temp quickly (50deg./10 sec.) with the door open. Do not open oven door while baking. Loss of heat pressure will cause collapse. -- Thanks for the recipe!

Jul 31, 2008

Tried this recipe at about 6500' and were quite pleased with the result. Chewy and fudgy and delicious! Definitely add the chocolate chips.


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  • Calories
  • 459 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 26.7 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 284 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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