This Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies recipe starts with a simple boxed brownie mix, but then you add a homemade pumpkin cheesecake layer! An easy fall dessert that is great for parties, bake sales, or just because.
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I love brownies when they are nice and simple, without a bunch of extra ingredients or toppings. But everyone once in a while, I want something extra special. In the fall months, that means adding a delicious pumpkin cheesecake layer to the top of my brownies and I’m excited to show you how you can make them too.
But post isn’t just a fall brownie recipe.
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To make your brownies, you’ll start with your favorite boxed brownie mix. Pick the one you like best, just make sure it’s for a 8.5×11″ size. Mix it up according to the package instructions. The pumpkin cheesecake part of these brownie is made by combining cream cheese, canned pumpkin and a few other ingredients.
In a foil-lined baking dish, pour all of your brownie batter into the bottom. Then, scoop the pumpkin cheesecake filling on top of the brownie batter. Take a butter knife and drag the knife all through the blobs of pumpkin cheesecake filling. This will create a sort of cool marbling effect.
It goes into the oven and bakes until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
After the brownies cool, use the foil to lift the brownies out of the pan and then cut into small squares. The OXO Good Grips Brownie Spatula is great for cutting because it has a sharp edge that can cut the brownies, while also letting you lift and serve them.
These Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies would be a great treat for any autumn party or get-together. Or just because…which is our favorite way of enjoying them!
Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies Recipe
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- 1 package brownie mix (13x9" pan size) + ingredients needs as listed on package
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9" baking pan with foil, with foil hanging over the edges on at least 2 sides. Spray foil with cooking spray.
- In a medium sized bowl, prepare the brownie mix according to the package instructions. Set aside.
- In another bowl, place the cream cheese and sugar and beat with a hand mixer on medium until combined. Beat in the pumpkin, vanilla, and egg until thoroughly combined. Mix in the pumpkin pie spice and the flour, just until combined.
- Pour brownie batter into the bottom of your prepared pan. Smooth it out so it's somewhat even. Place scoops of the pumpkin cheesecake filling directly on top of the brownie batter in random areas. With a butter knife, drag through the cheesecake filling and brownie batter creating a swirling, marbling effect.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven. When cool, lift brownies out using the foil as handles and cut into squares.