Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Brownies

By Cynthia O'Connor O'Hara
The Harried Housewife

Nonstick cooking spray
1 (19- to -22 ounce) package brownie mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons brewed coffee
2 tablespoons water
3 eggs
1 (8-ounce) package regular or reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup pure 100% pure pumpkin
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


Preheat oven to 350 degrees; lightly coat a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, vegetable oil, coffee, water, and 2 eggs. Stir with a wooden spoon until mixed. Spread 3/4 of the batter into prepared pan. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, pumpkin, confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and the remaining egg; beat with an electric mixture until smooth. Drop pumpkin mixture by heaping tablespoons randomly onto brownie batter. Drop the remaining brownie batter in the same manner. Using a butter knife, swirl through the batters to create a marbled effect. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 29 to 34 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before cutting. Makes 24 brownies.


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