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White-Chocolate Truffle and Cherry-Pie Brownies

August 23, 2011 By: Denise Leo, Global Brownie Ambassador Category: Alcohol, Candy Bar, Creative, Decadent, Fruit, Nut-Free

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White-Chocolate Truffle and Cherry-Pie Brownies….  What? You say that it’s not possible to have THAT MUCH goodness in one brownie?

Well, believe it, my Brownie Minions. It *is* possible to have white chocolate AND truffle AND cherry pie AND brownies–all together in one dessert that could teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. Stop snickering. I’m serious.

It's um, gah. Whew... This symphony of sweet treats is *almost* beyond words. Think of cherry cordials. And Christmas. In your mouth.

If you need proof, then bake this new brownie creation. It’s this site’s first fruit brownie: The White-Chocolate Truffle and Cherry-Pie Brownie. Before you read any further, please have a seat–I don’t want to face any lawsuits because this recipe caused someone’s knees to buckle.


Brownie box mix (plus egg, oil as directed on box)

A 21-ounce can of cherry pie filling (use the bright-red cherry filling, which is much prettier than black-cherry filling)

1 ounce amaretto

1/2 tsp ground cloves (plus or minus, to your taste)

6 ounces (or about 15) white-chocolate truffles (like Lindt, shown below)

Just getting warmed up here. Gathering all my darlings together before the "quickening." (All of you Highlander fans will get what I'm talking about here.)


Measure out one ounce (a full shot glass) of amaretto.

Liquid gold. So pretty.

Mix pie filling, amaretto, and cloves together in a small bowl; set aside.

Amaretto goes into the cherry pie filling. Smell that sweetness?


Mix in the cloves. It's a party in your Olfactory Factory.

Prepare brownie mix as directed on box. I always use the option on the box that says “for a thicker brownie;” it usually calls for an extra egg. And that extra egg will give your brownies some more loft. Pour batter into a greased pan. Add dollops of cherry mixture using the spoon to push cherry mixture deep into the batter. Swirl gently with a knife (but not too much).

Despite much evidence to the contrary, this is the best kind of spooning there is.

I get a little light-headed just looking at this photo. <swoon>

Bake as directed on box, adding about 10-15 minutes to total baking time to compensate for the extra thickness due to the cherries. While brownies are baking, cut up your truffles into halves or thirds.

This step may seem tragic as you're carrying it out, but keep moving forward. Soon, you will be glad that you "ruined a whole bag of truffles" by hacking them to bits.

Remove brownie pan from oven when a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 10-20 minutes. While crust is still warm and soft, push truffle pieces down into the crust.

You're almost there!

Nirvana is at hand. With this brownie, there's no need to wait until it cools. It's a decadent treat when served hot with a scoop of ice cream. Enjoy!

This box is pretty enough to pair with my White-Chocolate Truffle and Cherry-Pie Brownie. Sproing, indeed!


5 Comments to “White-Chocolate Truffle and Cherry-Pie Brownies”

  1. Wow – that cherry pie and amaretto mixture is kind of heady …. weeeee, baking :)

    • Denise Leo, Global Brownie Ambassador says:

      My mother taught me to put cloves into cherry pie. My father-in-law taught me to put amaretto into… well, usually a small glass of rocks. :-) I’m glad you enjoy the heady mixture, Leigh!

  2. This sounds fab! I have a father who loves the flavor of cherry cordials but can’t eat them (triggers a gag reflex). This may be an excellent solution!

    • Denise Leo, Global Brownie Ambassador says:

      Your father can’t eat cherry cordial candies because his throat rebels against it? Not fair. I hope this recipe solves the problem. Thanks for visiting my site! -Denise

    • Denise Leo, Global Brownie Ambassador says:

      By the way, you *do* know that I also invented a “Cherry Cordial Brownie” recipe, don’t you? You can find the recipe right here: http://wp.me/p1CRK1-eC


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