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Cherry-Topped Brownie Dessert Squares

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  2 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 3 hr 15 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Luscious fudge brownies, cream cheese frosting filling and cherry topping add up to a sinfully delicious dessert!

Ingredients

Brownies

1
box (1 lb 2.3 oz) fudge brownie mix
2/3
cup oil
1/4
cup water
2
eggs

Filling

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
container (1 lb) vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
1
teaspoon almond extract

Topping

1
can (21 oz) cherry pie filling, chilled

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening. In large bowl, stir brownie ingredients until well blended with spoon. Spread in pan.
  • 2 Bake 24 to 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours or until set.
  • 4 To serve, spoon pie filling over top. Cut into squares.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening. In large bowl, stir brownie ingredients until well blended with spoon. Spread in pan.
  • 2 Bake 24 to 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours or until set.
  • 4 To serve, spoon pie filling over top. Cut into squares.

Expert Tips

The brownie base of this dessert can be baked, cooled and frozen in the pan. Up to a day before serving it, fill and top the brownies as directed in the recipe. Refrigerate the dessert until serving time.

For a pretty presentation, garnish each serving with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of purchased chocolate sauce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
41%
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
19%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
44g
44%
Protein
4g
4%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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