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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Diana Rattray
Cake-like pumpkin brownies are made more interesting and flavorful with swirls of cream cheese batter.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons flour


Butter and flour an 11x7-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350°.

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 eggs until light and creamy. Beat in pumpkin puree. In another bowl, combine 1 cup of flour with baking powder, soda, salt, and spices. Slowly beat into the first mixture until well blended. Spread in prepared baking pan.

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1 egg, confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 tablespoons flour. Beat for 1 to 2 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Spoon onto the pumpkin batter. Using a small narrow spatula or butter knife, swirl the cream cheese batter into the pumpkin batter.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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 2 out of 5
OK But Rather Bland, Member EffieHRapp

I made these just as the recipe was written. While one daughter thought they were good, another was not so impressed. I thought they were OK. But, next time, I'd probably just go with a pumpkin cake and cream cheese frosting.

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