Friday, July 13, 2012

Cherry Bliss Brownies


These are like "Shut the Front Door" type of brownies. 
Brownies, cream cheese and cherries?! shut the front door!! :)
This recipe I came across in a magazine and ripped out the page knowing one day I would have to make them. Well, the paper got shoved away into my hundreds of pages of recipes I rip out and I finally found it. Then yep, I had to make them right away.
The recipe is from Lucky Leaf (the pie filling makers) and they know how to use their pie filling, that's for sure.
Since I love cherries, my daughter loves chocolate and the hubs loves cheesecake it is a total win at my house!
I should have waited a little bit longer to cut into them, hence the dropping cream cheese in the picture, but seriously, they taste so good. Very rich. Very delicious. Very wonderful!

Cherry Bliss Brownies
1 box of brownie mix for 9x13 pan size
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1/4 cup water
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
5 Tbsp butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 21oz can cherry pie filling

Preheat oven to 350°
In a large mixing bowl combine brownie mix, oil, 3 eggs, and water. 
Mix until well combined.
Pour into greased 9x13 baking dish.
In another mixing bowl; cream together the cream cheese and butter. 
Mix in sugar, 2 eggs, flour, and vanilla.
Drop by spoonfuls over the brownie batter.
Use a knife to make a marble pattern in the batter
Drop cherry pie filling by spoonfuls over the top over the batter.
Bake for one hour.
Cool completely :)



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