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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

What better way to show your Valentine how much you love them!?

Sinful chocolate brownies, creamy cheesecake and sweet swirls of raspberry

Oh, and did I mention we’re using boxed brownies to skimp on time but certainly not flavor

Choose your favorite brand of brownies and gather the ingredients needed to make the mix


Then assemble two 8 ounce blocks of cream cheese that has been brought to room temp, 2/3 cup of sugar, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon of almond extract (my favorite addition!)

Measure out 1/2 cup of seedless raspberry preserves and set aside for assembly

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Add the cream cheese to the bowl of a mixer and blend until smooth.  Add in the eggs, sugar and extract and mix well.  Set aside

Stir up the ingredients listed on the box of brownie mix.  The brand I chose uses one egg and 1/4 cup of oil, but every brand differs

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Prepare a 9 x 13 baking pan by spraying with cooking oil

Very important note!  After spraying the pan, line the bottom with parchment and spray with cooking oil

Learn from my mistakes here… I’ve made this without the parchment and it was pretty difficult to get the cheesecake brownies out of the pan.  They were still tasty, but not so pretty

Pour in the brownie mix (reserving 1/2 cup) followed by the cream cheese mixture (reserving 1/2 cup) and spread out evenly in the pan

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Add the reserved brownie and cream cheese mixture in dollops

That’s a fancy French term… “dollop”

I’m random so I have no rhyme or reason where I place my dollops.  My Husband, on the other hand, would have a level and a tape measure to ensure even dollop-ness

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Lastly,  add in blobs of raspberry jam

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Now for the fun part!  Let’s swirl!

Use a wooden skewer or toothpick and swirl through the randomly placed dollops of tastiness

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Place in the 350 degree preheated oven uncovered for 30 minutes

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 At this point, we’re going to cover with foil for about another 10-15 minutes until the tester comes out clean

Another learn-from-my-mistakes-moment… Tent the foil high enough over the pan that it will not touch the top of the cheesecake brownies

Foil touching the soft, not completely baked cheesecake brownies = disastrous mess

Again, tasty but not pretty

Oh Mama.  This looks so good I’d like to cut into this right now, but no.  Refrain.

Cool on a wire rack and then chill for at least 2 hours before serving

I’ve actually had the best results chilling this over night before serving

Note how the parchment provides easy to remove handles so you can lift out of the pan and right to your cutting board!

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Once chilled, cut into squares and serve with fresh raspberries and mint if desired

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Enjoy!

Simply Sundays ~ Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

Favorite brownie mix + ingredients needed to make the mix

Two 8 ounce blocks of room temp cream cheese

2/3 cup of sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of almond extract

1/2 cup of seedless raspberry preserves

Fresh raspberries and mint for serving, if desired

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Choose your favorite brand of brownie mix and gather the ingredients needed to make the mix and combine according to package instructions

Then assemble two 8 ounce blocks of cream cheese that has been brought to room temp, 2/3 cup of sugar, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon of almond extract

Measure out 1/2 cup of seedless raspberry preserves and set aside for assembly

Add the cream cheese to the bowl of a mixer and blend until smooth.  Add in the eggs, sugar and extract and mix well.  Set aside

Prepare a 9 x 13 baking pan by spraying with cooking oil and lined with parchment that has been sprayed with additional cooking oil

Pour in the brownie mix (reserving 1/2 cup) followed by the cream cheese mixture (reserving 1/2 cup) and spread out evenly in the pan

Add the reserved brownie and cream cheese mixture in dollops and spoon in the raspberry preserves

Use a wooden skewer or toothpick and swirl through each of the toppings

Place in the 350 degree preheated oven uncovered for 30 minutes

Cover with foil for another 10-15 minutes until the tester comes out clean

Cool on a wire rack and then chill for at least 2 hours before serving

Tools used to make this recipe

Anchor Hocking 8 Cup Measuring Cup Glass Batter Bowl with Spout

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer

Pyrex Glass Oblong Baking Dish 9 inch x 13 Inch

Reynolds Kitchens Parchment Paper

Royal Classique 10 Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set with Silicone Handles

Silicone Flexible Rubber Baking Spatula

Wilton Offset Spatula

Cookie Scoop

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11 comments on “Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

  1. Jam in brownies, you’re on to something there!

  2. That looks incredible and the addition of jam is pure genius! Looking forward to trying this!

  3. What a great idea! Easy but unique!! Yummm

  4. Beth Neels

    Oh wow! This is such a fun recipe! I love the way you swirled all of the flavors on the top! Such great flavor combination too!

  5. I love brownies with cheesecake together and this is definitely a great idea to make them even better. I love the fruitiness that the jam adds to them!

  6. I’ve never thought to add jam to brownies but Incan imagine it giving a good burst of flavor.

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