Are we feeling ready? I think we are here. My in-laws are bringing two pies and we have tons of fun recipes I’ve posted about, like Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis, and Des’ personal favorite – Donut Turkeys. So much fun to be had. Now I love pumpkin pie as much as anyone who loves pumpkin pie.. loves pumpkin pie.. but I like variety. When I was a kid, and I’ve talked about our 40-50 person Thanksgiving feasts, we had variety! My aunt would always bring a peanut butter chocolate pie, and I seem to recall variations of breads, cakes, brownies, cookies, and the like. I know that when 8pm rolled around feeling like midnight, I’d help myself to a second dessert.
Sometimes it was first dessert because I was too full from dinner to do much more than nibble the first time around. These Pumpkin Brownies can be your first nibble, your second dessert, and even served with breakfast the next morning. So, I look forward to next-morning breakfast.
What You Need:
1 cup pumpkin puree
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1 stick butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup high quality cocoa powder
½ cup all-purpose flour
¼ tsp baking powder
Yields: 9 brownies
What You Do:
1 – First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F and generously coat a square pan (9×9) with cooking spray.
2 – Then, in a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together pumpkin, cream cheese, cinnamon and nutmeg, and set aside.
3 – Then, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
4 – Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in sugar, eggs and vanilla.
5 – Then, add dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon.
6 – And then pour half of the chocolate brownie batter into greased pan and spread evenly.
7 – Next, add dollops of pumpkin mixture and remaining brownie batter – use a fork to swirl.
8 – Then, bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean after inserting in the center of the brownie cake.
9 – Lastly, serve and enjoy! And then eat it the next morning too!
And that’s that! Pure awesomeness. Ooey gooey pumpkin brownie goodness. And if you love pumpkin and you love brownies, you’re in the right place. Believe it or not, I’m not a brownies person. They usually have to have that something something to make me love them. Like caramel, peanut butter, pumpkin, sprinkles, or combinations of the above. However, it’s not like I turn down brownies very often. I keep writing because according to my SEO, I’m supposed to use more transition words. So, then, and – are you happy yet, SEO? Then, then, then. So, so, so. Then, so, then, so. However, however, however. Oh gosh, I can’t handle this anymore. And hey, thanks for bearing with me while I went insane on my blog. I figure I’m allowed to do that. So.