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Brownie Cherry Cheesecake

 

Brownie Cheesecake -TidyMom

Just let that title and picture soak in a minute…………I’ll wait.

I’ve had this recipe tucked away in a cabinet in my kitchen for months.  I’m not really sure why I had it in there, because it’s not a place I keep recipes.  I think it first sat on my counter for a month or two so I would make it, should the need ever arise.  But I got tired of it sitting on the counter so I stuck it in a cabinet, and every now and then it would fall out………as if saying “MAKE ME”.

So the other day when it tumbled out of the cabinet for the umpteenth time, I decided there was no NEED for a cheesecake other than I just wanted to EAT cheesecake!……….hence, the need had arose!

What caught my attention most was BROWNIE Cheesecake.  Being big brownie lovers in this house, I knew adding cheesecake to the brownies could only  equal pure bliss!

I mean look at that would you…………

brownie cherry cheesecake -TidyMom

In between that layer of brownie and creamy cheesecake is cherry pie filling……..oh but wait! there’s more.

Take a slice, put it on a plate, crown it with a touch more cherry pie filling, a big dollop of COOL WHIP whipped topping and a drizzle of chocolate syrup and you’ve got your self one fiercely decadent dessert!

By adding a fluffy cloud of COOL WHIP along with your own special touches, like chocolate syrup or sprinkles, can make any homemade or even store-bought desserts extra special.

This Brownie Cherry Cheesecake is not too rich, creamy and delicious and will certainly impress any guests!

I do have one note to pass on about the recipe.  The brownie in this recipe is meant to be more of a crust, than a typical “brownie” I found it to be a little tough.  It was fine to eat and very delicious, yet hard to maneuver with a fork, which was odd, because it wasn’t hard to eat.  So, the next time I may just try making a regular batch of brownies for the bottom……..but either way you make them, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed one bit.

brownie cheesecake bites

I still managed to eat the whole cake piece!

Now that I have your mouth watering for cheesecake, I guess you want the recipe, huh?

Brownie Cherry Cheesecake

Prep Time: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 6 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Brownie Cherry Cheesecake

recipe courtesy of Lucky Leaf

Ingredients

  • 1 8-ounce package of brownie mix or 1-2/3 cup brownie mix
  • 4 eggs, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 21-ounce can Cherry Pie Filling
  • COOL WHIP whipped topping, thawed
  • chocolate syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together brownie mix, one egg and oil until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until brownie is just set. (will not be completely done at this point)
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until well combined and smooth. Add in the remaining 3 eggs on low speed and set the mixture aside.
  4. Carefully spoon 1/2 can (1 cup) of pie filling into the center of brownie, leave a 2-inch brownie border along sides of pan.
  5. Dollop cream cheese mixture over surface; carefully spread to edges of pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until center is set, but jiggles when the pan is lightly tapped.
  6. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 1 hour.
  7. Cover and chill at least 4 hours before serving.
  8. Top cheesecake with remaining cherry pie filling. Garnish with COOL WHIP and chocolate syrup. if desired.

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9-inch springform pan

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

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