26.10.10

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies


Can we talk about these? Just for a minute?

Pumpkin cheesecake and rich, fudgy brownie. Amazing, right?

My first batch was a disaster. I repeat, disaster! I attempted to create mini pumpkin cheesecake brownies using my mini muffin tin. Cute, right? The result? A huge mess! Despite my best efforts these tasty morels did not come out of their tins. I had to use a spoon to scoop the brownie batter out and failed at my attempt to mold them back together.

I then opted to use my muffin top pan to allow more surface area in case the unforgiving scenario was to repeat itself. That, and the fact that I drenched the pan in cooking spray, worked like a charm. They aren’t the most beautiful dessert, and my girlfriends did coin the term “delicious disaster” for them but the pumpkin-chocolate combination with its touch of cinnamon in the brownie batter marries the two flavors beautifully.

I hope you're able to make a batch of these delightful delicious (disasters)!


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies
Adapted from: Bakers Royale

Ingredients

Brownie Portion

8 tablespoons unsalted butter
4oz. unsweetened chocolate (I used semi-sweet)
1 ¼ cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ tablespoon salt
2 large eggs
½ cup all-purpose flour

Directions

Place butter and chocolate in a double boiler or a bowl over simmering water. Stir frequently until mixture is melted. Remove chocolate mixture from heat and stir in sugar, vanilla and salt. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring until each is incorporated before adding the next. Stir in flour with a wooden spoon until mixture is glossy (about 1 minute).
      
Pumpkin Mix Portion

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon  vanilla extract
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spices
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup of sugar, plus two tablespoon
2 tablespoon flour

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and using your electric blender, mix until blended.

Assembly

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease muffin top pan with cooking spray. Fill muffin top pan 2/3 of the way up with brownie mix and gently pour a spoonful of pumpkin mix on top. Using a skewer or a toothpick, lightly swirl brownie and pumpkin mix together.

Bake for about 25 minutes. Allow Pumpkin Swirl Brownie to cool in pan for five minutes on a cooling rack before removing.


Look at that layered beautiful-ness...


This combination of flavors strikes a glorious taste bud...


...Enjoy!

44 comments:

  1. Looks so interesting!. I'm going to try it tomorrow ~

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  2. Delicious! We LOVE our muffin top pans and use them all the time! Pumpkin + brownie...we must make these!

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  3. These look amazing and I cant wait to try them!!

    xx
    Nikki

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  4. I recently tried to make pumpkin tarts in a muffin tin and it was complete disaster! I couldn't get them out of the pan, they took forever to cook and then burned. It was a nightmare. I wonder if they may work the same way as this? Also, these look divine, so maybe I should skip that altogether and just go with these :)

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  5. I'm getting hungry by just looking at the pics, one day (in the future) I hope we can smell and taste via the world wide web, wouldn't that be amazing?

    LOVE
    J
    xoxo

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  6. They look so gourmet ... and a little too tricky for me to make. But I'd sure like to sample them!
    xoxoxo
    Denalee

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  7. Oh my goodness! These look amazing! I have the biggest sweet tooth!

    I'm definitely going to follow your blog! It looks like you have some amazing recipes on here!

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  8. Wow I am about to go to lunch and I wish I could eat these babies! They look amazing!

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  9. These look delicious! I've had lots of baking failures too-everyone makes mistakes! We just have to remake them if we fail, no matter how annoying it is.

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  10. They certainly look cute to me!

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  11. Yum! Cheesecake and pumpkin are two of my favourite things, that would be delicious!

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  12. I love that you created these... they look delicious. I think you've created a winner!

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  13. this are absolutely gorgeous!....you are so talented. thank you for sharing.

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  14. these sound so good! love the combo of pumpkin plus cream cheese!

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  15. those look sooooo yummy! I love pumpkin desserts. Can't wait to try these! :)

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  16. They sound and look pretty good but I think I will skip trying them after your disasters!! Diane

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  17. brownie + pumpkin...now that's right up my alley! these look amazing. I found "pumpkin" last year and now I am obsessed. I will have to put this in my designated pumpkin file!

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  18. my. mouth. is. WATERING!

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  19. this sounds and looks terrific!!! thanks for your nice comment :)

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  20. This looks AMAZING!!! I love brownies, I love pumpkin, and I love cream cheese.

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  21. These look soo good! I just wanted to let you know that I featured you in my weekly post today! Thanks for all yummy recipes!

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  22. They don't look like a disaster to me! :)

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  23. Oh, Mary, how delish! It's funny, my friend was just saying today "I wonder if pumpkin is healthy?" XX!

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  24. Ooo, sorry about the first batch that stuck like crazy. They may be disasters but as long as they are delicious (and these do look delicious), who cares???

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  25. Oh my word....these look so awesome!!! I just found your blog...new follower...cant wait to see more!!

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  26. Oh that looks sooooo delicious!

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  27. These would have to be hidden away or I might just indulge a little too much. How heavenly these must have been.

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  28. Love the combination of flavors. I wonder how this recipe would work in my mini-cheesecake pan (sprayed within an inch of its life with cooking spray, of course)

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  29. Just stumbled on your blog. Your photos are AMAZING!!

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  30. ok wow, these look incredible. i may have to run out and get muffin top pans TODAY.

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  31. I think they look fabulous and what a great combination of flavours!

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  32. Mmmm, these pumpkin cheesecake brownies look amazing! You find the best recipes and the photos are beautiful. I think I may have to go out and buy muffin top pans so I can try this yummy recipe ASAP!

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  33. Sounds delicious! They look so good I could have one right now!

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  34. I need to try these asap! The pecans on top completely sealed the deal. It's like pumpkin cheesecake on a brownie crust!!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  35. Heck, I'm enjoying just looking at these. Can't imagine what would happen if I actually had one in front of me!

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

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  36. I am just drooling! Thank you for sharing this recipe! It looks amazing!

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  37. I'm going to agree with the poster above...I'm drooling. Fantastic concept. Everything about these looks perfect. I especially like the cream cheese to tie everything together.

    Thanks for sharing! I'll be back to check out some of your other recipes. (bookmarked)

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  38. I make pumpking cheese brownies but these little round gems, look like so much more fun.

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  39. I am wondering how many this recipe made? Thank you!

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  40. @ anonymous: this made 12 mini cupcakes (that didn't really turn out but were still edible ;)) and made about 12 large brownies (using my muffin top pan)!

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