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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.