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Cream Cheese Black Forest Brownies Recipe

A brownie mix and canned pie filling help me fix these layered bars fast. Everyone loves the combination of chocolate and cherries.—Heidi Stouffer, Bradford, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate

Directions

  • 1. Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions. Cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. In a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; fold into cream cheese mixture.
  • 2. Spread over brownies. Top with pie filling. In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Drizzle over brownies. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Yield: 2 dozen.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.