Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sedona's Pumpkin Brownies

On Christmas Eve, Sedona decided she wanted to make pumpkin brownies for Santa.  This took a little experimenting, but we based it on a cream cheese brownie.

First, we started with a basic brownie recipe.  We used our standard one, but added an extra egg and 4oz of chocolate chips (melted in with the butter and cocoa) to the batter. 

Next, we needed the pumpkin topping.  For that, we mixed together:
4oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 c pumpkin
1 egg yolk
1/4c sugar
1tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground all spice
Slight mistake here.  As you can see, we dumped it all in a bowl and stirred.  The result was too lumpy.  I would suggest mixing the sugar and spices together and then creaming those with the cream cheese, then adding the egg and pumpkin. 
Put dollops of pumpkin mixture on top of the brownie batter
And swirl them together with a knife

Bake at 325 for about 55-60 minutes

These aren't the right brownies for everyone.  The pumpkin is pretty prominent.  If you can imagine pumpkin pie with a chocolate crust, then these are worth trying out.  Santa liked them and it was fun to try something more unique while encouraging Sedona to keep experimenting. 

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