Nov 1, 2012

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Brownies, cinnamon, cheesecake, pumpkin. What a fabulous combination of flavors. This recipe is very reliable. And it is easy, easy, easy.

Okay, it does require three bowls, a mixer (I used a hand mixer), a pan, a whisk, four measuring cups, and four measuring spoons, but really, it is still very easy. I promise.


3/4 C melted butter
1 C sugar
1 T vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 C all purpose flour
1/2 C unsweetened natural cocoa flour
1/4 t salt
2 t. cinnamon


6 oz softened cream cheese
1 egg
1/3 C sugar
2 T flour
1/2 C pumpkin puree
1/4 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t ground ginger
1/4 t ground cloves


Line and 8 by 8 inch cake pan with foil and spray with spray oil. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

To make the brownies:

Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla.
Add the eggs, beating them in one at a time.
Whisk the dry ingredients together and then slowly add them into the wet ingredients, stirring by hand.

To make the cheesecake:

Beat the cream cheese and sugar with a hand or stand mixer. Beat in the rest of the ingredients. 

To assemble:

Spread 2/3 of the brownie dough into the foil lined pan. 
Spread the cheesecake batter on top. 
Take the rest of the brownie batter and create three stripes on top of the cheesecake batter.
Take a butter knife or spatula and run it in swirls through the brownie and cheesecake batter to create a fancy pattern. 

Bake for 35 minutes, until the center is firm. 

Cool completely in the pan, cover with plastic wrap, and then place in the refrigerator. Once the pan is cold, lift the foil with the brownies in it, place the 8x8 inch square onto a cutting board, and cut into whatever size squares you prefer. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. 

Uh... yum!

This recipe was adapted from Perry's Plate.

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  1. I made a version of these early this month and loved them. There is something about pumpkin and chocolate that's hard to beat!!

  2. These look delicious. I made a low-fat version that was published in Taste of Home Magazine.

  3. One word.... YUM!!!! I want to reach right in the screen and gobble them up! Thanks for sharing!

  4. These are beautiful and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I have so much pumpkin puree this year, I hardly know what to do with it all. Pumpkin cheesecake brownies sound really nice :)

  6. I cannot get enough pumpkin these days. Add cheesecake and brownies, and I'm in heaven. These look fantastic!!

  7. Yum. I love anything pumpkin! These look sooo good!

    1. Thanks all! Your contributions are incredible.

  8. Pumpkin, cream cheese and chocolate are a great combination. The brownies look great.

    1. Thanks, Annamaria! Your cookies look amazing.

  9. Your brownies look wonderful. Perfect for Christmas!

  10. They look divine... I am pinning and sharing on my FB page!


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