The delicious combination of chocolate and cherry cheesecake swirled up into a brownie that your family and friends will love, and they can be made gluten-free to boot! Serve them warm or cold and store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Brownies:
Cheesecake Mix:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

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  • Melt butter in the microwave, about 1 minute. Stir in sugar and cocoa powder. Blend in eggs one at a time using an electric mixer; add vanilla extract. Combine flour (see Cook's Note), baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and add to batter. Mix until well combined and pour into the prepared baking pan. Level with a knife or spatula.

  • Beat together cream cheese, sugar and 1 egg in a second bowl until smooth. Dollop the cream cheese mixture on top of the brownie batter.

  • Separate cherries from the the jelled filling and dollop them over the cream cheese mixture, saving leftover jelly for another use if desired. Swirl together using a knife.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until brownies are set and edges pull away from the sides of the pan, 35 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool thoroughly before cutting into bars.

Cook's Note:

These can be made with regular all-purpose flour instead of gluten-free flour. The baking time may need to be adjusted slightly.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of cherry pie filling. The actual amount of pie filling consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

326 calories; 16.6 g total fat; 92 mg cholesterol; 183 mg sodium. 43 g carbohydrates; 4.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2019
No I did not make any changes. It is for dessert after dinner. Don't see any reason why they wouldn't be great. Yes I would make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/19/2019
First of all I cooked it for an extra 15 minutes because I did not use gluten free flour. This recipe was...disappointing. It wasn't all I thought it would be. Overall it was kind of bland. It's not bad it's just not as good as I was hoping it would be. The cherry cheesecake part might be good with a different brownie recipe though. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2019
No I did not make any changes. It is for dessert after dinner. Don't see any reason why they wouldn't be great. Yes I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2019
No I did not make any changes. It is for dessert after dinner. Don't see any reason why they wouldn't be great. Yes I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2019
l made this was first time was runny. I drain cherries really well and increased baking time to an hour.I also used boxed mix.With these changes perfect and loved by all who tried them Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2019
Co-workers and family all loved these. The only changes I made was that I used a box brownie mix due to time constraints and when using the cherry pie mix I used the cherries and the filling. Yes they came out really gooey in the middle but that's what everyone loved about them! Kind of like a lava cake. I have had several people ask for the recipe and one request to bring them to the next work event. Yes this one is a keeper! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2019
I will make this again. It was very easy to make. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
07/07/2019
Baking time is way off. After adding an additional 20 minutes or so it ended up like molten cake- very gooey in the center crisp exterior. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/19/2019
First of all I cooked it for an extra 15 minutes because I did not use gluten free flour. This recipe was...disappointing. It wasn't all I thought it would be. Overall it was kind of bland. It's not bad it's just not as good as I was hoping it would be. The cherry cheesecake part might be good with a different brownie recipe though. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/05/2019
The baking time is way off I added another 15 minutes onto 40 minutes and the centre was still not cooked when I checked with a toothpick. Not sure if I will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2020
Wow! All I can say is Super Yummy! Had to bake for one hour and they turned out even better than I imagined. I’ll definitely be making these lots more. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2020
The recipe is good. I tried exactly what was given and made a very good brownie. Read More