These thick, fudgey brownies with a rich and creamy pumpkin swirl are one of the BEST brownies ever!
I love to pumpkin everything this time of year. And of course I love chocolate. It just made sense to create something delicious that combined two of my favorite things, so today I give you Pumpkin Swirl Brownies! Thick, fudgey, chocolaty brownies have a rich and creamy pumpkin spice swirl running through them. Perfect for Halloween parties, potlucks, or just for the family.
I make brownies quite often at home because they are one of my kids' favorite desserts. They couldn't be simpler to make, and take no time at all to bake. I made a batch of this pumpkin swirl version recently for a football potluck and they were gone in no time. I guess that means they are pretty good! ;)
Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Makes 16 brownies
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2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
For the pumpkin swirl:
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in the vanilla. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer in a few additions, until just combined. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Add the pumpkin puree, egg, and pumpkin pie spice and mix until well combined. Drop spoonfuls of the pumpkin batter onto the brownie batter in the pan. Use a knife to gently swirl the pumpkin batter into the brownie batter using a figure-eight pattern.
Bake the brownies for 20-25 minutes, or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean. Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
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