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palmer house hilton brownie

Palmer House Hilton Brownie Recipe

The first ever brownie! It's rich, velvety smooth, and decadent! You'll relish every bite.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 557kcal


  • For the brownies:
  • 14 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 sticks butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ¾ cups flour
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups crushed walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin


  • Preheat the oven to 300
  • Melt the chocolate with the butter in a double boiler pan.
  • Combine the sugar and flour into a mixing bowl
  • Add the melted chocolate to the dry ingredients and Mix for 4-5 minutes with a stand mixer.
  • Add the eggs and mix again.
  • Pour the batter into a 9”x 12” rimmed baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle the walnuts on top, and press them down slightly into mixture.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. When it's done, the edges will start to become a little crispy and the brownies will raise about ¼ inch.
  • Allow the brownies to cool for about 30 minutes before spreading a thin layer of the glaze on top with a pastry brush.
  • For the glaze:
  • Mix together water, preserves and unflavored gelatin in a saucepan.
  • Mix thoroughly and bring to a boil for two minutes.
  • Spread the glaze while its still hot.


This recipe isn't written super clear, so I've re-written it the way I baked it. All of the measurements were by weight, I did weigh them and recorded the volume here for you.
If you don't have a double broiler pan, simmer about an inch or two of water in a medium sauce pan and place a large mixing bowl over the top. Melt the chocolate and butter that way.
Even when the brownie is properly baked it will test “gooey” with a toothpick in the middle due to the richness of the mixture.
The brownies are easier to cut if you place them in the freezer for about 3-4
hours after glazing.


Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 4mg