Jen Haugen, RDN, LD, Down-to-Earth Dietitian
You have the Pampered Chef Brownie Pan but you aren’t sure what to do with it besides make brownies? Let me share easy Pampered Chef Brownie Pan recipes and all the ways you can use it including frequently asked questions you may have. I have all the answers for you so you can use this pan as frequently as possible (for more than brownies!).
The Pampered Chef Brownie Pan is one of the most popular products in the Pampered Chef line. Everyone gets a corner piece! It’s not only great for brownies, but also individual servings of meatloaf, quiche, mini pizzas, appetizers and even pasta.
Some helpful tools that go with the Brownie Pan:
#2540 Medium Scoop
#1794 Cake Tester and Releasing Tool
#1587 Stackable Cooling Rack
#2438 Mini Nylon Serving Spatula
What else can I make in the Pampered Chef Brownie Pan?
The Brownie Pan is made for so much more than brownies. Here are some easy Pampered Chef Brownie Pan recipe ideas that I have personally used it for. It makes a great pan for portion control as well. There are a wide variety of things you can make in the brownie pan:
Prep-Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches
Mini Pumpkin Cakes
Mini Banana Breads
Mini Apple Pies
Mini Stuffing Squares
Mini Taco Cups
Find Easy Pampered Chef Brownie Pan recipes and more in my free downloadable recipe booklet found on my “Freebies” page.
Frequently asked questions:
How do you care for the brownie pan?
Because the brownie pan has a nonstick coating, it will release food easily and be simple to clean. Even though it does have this nonstick coating, foods will release more easily when cups are lightly greased first. You can also use paper cupcake liners for even easier clean up. Hand wash when finished using.
How to store the brownie pan?
My favorite way to store the brownie pan is to store it upright in a slotted cabinet above the refrigerator (great use of space) or you can store upright in another cabinet as well.
How do you make brownies in it?
To make brownies, you can use your own recipe or a boxed mix. When baking, be sure to turn the oven temperature down by 25 degrees due to the darker color of the pan. Also, reduce cooking time by 5-10 minutes because the darker color of the pan attracts heat quickly. Test your recipe for doneness at that time and adjust time as needed.
Should I turn down the oven temperature for baking with the brownie pan?
Yes, turn down the oven temperature by 25 degrees Fahrenheit to achieve the best baking results. The pan is heat-safe to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Do you use cooking spray in the brownie pan?
Non-stick cooking sprays may leave a sticky residue in the corners of the pan, so if you use it, wash the pan thoroughly to prevent residue buildup. You can also brush canola oil with the Silicone Basting Brush or spray canola oil using the Kitchen Spritzer.
How do you fill the brownie pan?
To fill the pan with batter, I recommend filling no more than ⅔ full. You can use the Large Scoop to accomplish this easily. Or if you do not have a Large Scoop, then you can use a spoon but it may be messier.
How do you know when the brownies are ready?
Use the Cake Tester & Releaser. Just probe the brownie with the metal end and if it removes from the brownie without crumbs, they are ready to come out of the oven.
How long should I wait to remove brownies from the pan?
For the cleanest removal, you should wait 20-30 minutes while the brownies cool down from the oven. Using the Cake Tester & Releaser will help you release them from the sides very easily.
If you want a free recipe booklet including 35 easy recipes for the brownie pan, head to my freebies page to grab your printable copy!
And of course, if you still don’t have a brownie pan and want one, be sure to visit my online kitchen store: www.pamperedchef.com/pws/jenhaugen
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