Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

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So, you finally finished decorating your home for the holiday. Now it’s time to reward yourself with a delicious treat. This quick and easy recipe from Delish only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and can bake while you make your home more festive for the season!


Brownie Batter

Cooking spray

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

3 oz. chocolate (60% cacao), chopped

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. espresso powder

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

3/4 cup granulated salt

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cacao powder

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 large eggs, room temperature

Pumpkin Cheesecake and Assembly

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

1 large egg

1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree

1/3 cup granulated salt

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting (optional)


Brownie Batter

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8″x8″ metal baking pan with cooking spray. Line pan with foil, leaving an overhang on 2 opposite sides. Grease foil with cooking spray. 

In a small pot over medium heat, melt butter. Remove from heat, add chocolate, and stir with a rubber spatula until melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla, espresso powder, and salt.

In a large bowl, whisk granulated sugar and brown sugar. Whisk in chocolate mixture until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking to blend after each addition, then continue to whisk until batter is well combined, about 30 seconds more. Fold in flour and cocoa powder with a spatula just until combined.

Pumpkin Cheesecake and Assembly

In a large bowl, using a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat cream cheese until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add egg, pumpkin puree, granulated sugar, flour, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and salt and continue to beat until well combined and smooth.

Pour brownie batter into prepared pan. Using a spatula, spread in an even layer. Top brownie batter with pumpkin cheesecake batter and gently spread, making sure not to merge layers together.

Bake brownies until set and a tester inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs attached, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool before slicing. Dust with cocoa powder (if using).

Rachel Caple

Rachel Caple has more than 18 years of experience in mortgage banking industry. Residing in Castle Rock, CO. Rachel spends her spare time with her husband, Sean and 4 boys. She also enjoys traveling, attending hockey games, and playing golf (or attempting to).

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