Warm Spumoni Swirl Brownies

Rich chocolate brownies are swirled with cherry- and pistachio-flavored cream cheeses for a simple, festive dessert.


  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) plus 3/4 tsp (4 mL) vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) shelled pistachios
  • 1 jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, drained (about 30 cherries), divided
  • 8 oz (250 g) cream cheese, softened, divided
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) almond extract
  • 5 drops each green and red food coloring
  • 1 pkg (18-21 oz/450 g) fudge brownie mix
  • 3   eggs
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) water
  •  Additional pistachios, coarsely chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly brush Large Bar Pan with 3/4 tsp (4 mL) of the oil using Chef's Silicone Basting Brush. Grate pistachios with Rotary Grater. Finely chop cherries with Food Chopper; blot dry with paper towels.

  2. In Small Batter Bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar; whisk until smooth. Place half of the cream cheese mixture into (2-cup/500-mL) Prep Bowl. Add pistachios, almond extract and green food coloring; mix well. To remaining cream cheese mixture, add half of the cherries and red food coloring; mix well. Attach open star tip to Easy Accent® Decorator; fill with both cream cheese mixtures.

  3. In Stainless (4-qt./4-L) Mixing Bowl, combine brownie mix, eggs, remaining oil, remaining cherries and water; mix well. Pour batter into pan. Pipe cream cheese mixtures lengthwise over batter in four rows. Gently swirl using flat edge of Small Spreader, creating a marbled effect. Bake 18–-20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into center comes out with moist fudgy crumbs attached.

  4. Remove pan from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack; cool 2-–3 minutes. Cut into 24 squares. If desired, drizzle with melted white chocolate (see Cook's Tip) and sprinkle with additional chopped pistachios. Serve warm.


  • 24  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. Nutrients per serving: Calories 200, Total Fat 12 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 35 mg, Carbohydrate 22 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 110 g, Fiber 0 g

Cook's Tips:

For an easy garnish, melt 1/4 cup (50 mL) white chocolate morsels in (1-cup/250-mL) Prep Bowl, covered, on HIGH 30–-45 seconds or until smooth, stirring every 15 seconds.

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