Blueberry Cream Cheese Brownies

Get your antibiotic fix and satisfy any chocolate cravings you may have with these gooey and dreamy Blueberry Cream Cheese Brownies.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Brownies by FamilySpice.com

I suppose you can classify me as a bona fide choco-holic. I adore chocolate. I am the quintessential mom who has a secret stash of good chocolate hidden in the kitchen, usually in the back of the oil and vinegar cabinet. Sssh! Don’t tell my family! I usually need a little chocolate fix in the afternoon or when the kids are really driving me crazy. In all honesty, there’s never a bad time to indulge in some chocolate.

Because I have a food blog, often times I find myself not remaking some recipe-oldies-but-goodies. And it’s not because they were bad or bland. The main reason is that my head is always churning with new ideas, and I like to challenge myself with a new recipe, conquer it and move on. So when I found myself happily drowning in blueberries a month ago, I started rummaging through my old recipes – especially the real olds ones that needed new photos.

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These Blueberry Cream Cheese Brownies totally needed to return to the front page. Fudgy brownies with a hidden layer of silky cream cheese mixed with blueberries – what’s not to love?

My kids thought they won the lottery when they saw these babies sitting on the table. Either Mommy was in a mysterious good mood or the kids were on excellent behavior, it didn’t matter. They descended on the plate of blueberry cream cheese brownies like kids will do when something sugary is in their line of sight.

These bad boys are rich, so feel free to cut them into smaller sizes. If you don’t have fresh blueberries, you spoon in some thick fruit preserves of your choice. It’s all good, in my opinion!

To my fellow choco-holics, go indulge!

Blueberry Cream Cheese Brownies

Rich and intense chocolate flavor, sweet cream cheese and blueberry filling. A must-have recipe for every brownie lover! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 4 TBS granulated sugar
  • 1 TBS water
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 4 oz chocolate, unsweetened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, large
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, large

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Line 8" x 8" baking pan with aluminum foil and grease foil with cooking spray.
  3. In a small saucepan simmer on medium-low heat:
    • 1/2 cup blueberries
    • 2 TBS granulated sugar
    • 1 TBS water
  4. Stir occasionally as blueberries cook and syrup forms, about 15 minutes.
  5. In a medium-sized bowl combine:
    • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
    • 4 oz chocolate, unsweetened
  6. Place in microwave and cook on high for 30 seconds.
  7. Stir butter and chocolate and cook again on high for 30 seconds.
  8. Stir melted butter and chocolate again and repeat step 5 until chocolate has melted.
  9. In a food processor, mix together:
    • 8 oz cream cheese , room temperature
    • 2 TBS granulated sugar
    • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 egg, large
  10. In a small bowl,whisk together:
    • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  11. Add to cooled chocolate mixture:
    • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  12. When sugar is incorporated, add to cooled chocolate mixture:
    • 3 eggs, large
    • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  13. Mix until fully incoporated the flour mixture into chocolate mixture.
  14. Pour half of the brownie batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  15. Using a scraper, spread cream cheese mixture evenly over brownie batter.
  16. Using a spoon, dollop blueberries and syrup over cream cheese mixture and swirl into cream cheese.
  17. Pour remaining brownie batter over blueberry-cream cheese mixture and spread evenly.
  18. Bake for about 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted to center of brownie comes out clean.
  19. Cool for two hours and lift foil out of pan to remove brownies and cut into squares.

Notes:

Serving Suggestions: If you don't have fresh blueberries, frozen call also be used or you can also use 1/3-cup of fruit preserves (like strawberry, raspberry, blackberry).

Prep Time:

Yield: 16 brownies

Cook Time:

Blueberry Cream Cheese Brownies by FamilySpice.com

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4 Responses to Blueberry Cream Cheese Brownies

  1. Making Recipe at #

    I always fail in getting either the shape of the recipe or if i get a nice and lovely one, that wouldnt be tastier…i am gonna try again now with this recipe, hopefully i break my bad record

  2. I have made many bars and with this one, the key is to line the pan with foil and to let it cool before removing from the pan. A real hard thing to do when you are smelling it in the oven!! Good luck and let me know how it goes!

  3. ~RED~ at #

    I love blueberries with chocolate. Blueberry season is comming up. SAVED!

  4. What a creative twist on brownies – I love it. Making a batch for company later this summer.

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