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Mother’s Day – Strawberry Cheesecake Swirl Brownie

May 09, 2012 By: Denise Leo, Global Brownie Ambassador Category: Cream Cheese, Creative, Fruit, Fun For Kids, Nut-Free, Super-Simple

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Oh, Mother’s Day delight of delights, it’s a strawberry cheesecake miracle that swirled right out of the tender center of a brownie! This beauty is also easy to make, with just 5 ingredients (6 if you count “water”). Any mom would love how pretty this is; any dad and kid will appreciate how easy this is!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box Pillsbury Cheesecake Swirl brownie mix (includes 1 chocolate packet, 1 cheesecake packet)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 4-6 Tablespoons water
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese (I used Philadelphia brand)
  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves (I used Smucker’s brand)

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DIRECTIONS

From the box mix, pull out the chocolate packet and pour it into a medium bowl. Add melted butter or margarine (I microwaved mine for about 30 seconds). Add 1 egg. Add 2 Tablespoons of water. Mix until smooth. If batter seems too thick to swirl, you can add a little bit more water.

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Put cream cheese in a medium bowl and use a hand mixer to beat it until creamy. Add the cheesecake packet, 1 egg, and 2 Tablespoons of water. Mix until smooth. If cheesecake batter seems too thick to swirl, you can add a little bit more water.

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Pour chocolate batter into a greased pan. I suggest using a pan bigger than 9 x 9. I used an 8 x 11 pan and that worked great. One teaspoon at a time, add cheesecake batter on top of the chocolate. I did kind of a checkerboard pattern.

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Microwave 1/2 cup of strawberry preserves for about 20 seconds; then stir. You just want it to be easier to spoon than right out of the jar. Spoon the preserves in between the cheesecake dollops.

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Take a knife and slowly, gently swirl the 3 flavors together. Don’t ”mix” them! You want each bite to be different. When cutting and serving, I thought the prettiest pieces were the ones with a big glop of strawberry showing, but I’m sure you’ll all have your own opinions.

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So pretty, right out of the oven. Let them cool, then cut and serve.

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Isn’t it gorgeous? Any mom, gramma, aunt, or mom-like person would LOVE to get these strawberry cheesecake brownies on Mother’s Day.

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