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Cherry Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12
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Fudgy Betty Crocker™ brownies get the royal treatment, swirled with a tangy cheesecake filling and jeweled with tart cherries.
By Cindy Rahe
Updated May 16, 2022
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
  • Water, oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups canned cherry pie filling


  • 1
    Gather your ingredients and heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Make brownie batter as directed on box; pour into pan. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  • 3
    Drop heaping spoonfuls cream cheese mixture all over brownie mixture, followed by spoonfuls of cherry pie filling. Swirl into brownie batter using a few strokes of butter knife or spatula.
  • 4
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until brownie is set and cream cheese swirls have puffed and turned slightly golden. Cool completely in pan, about 1 hour, before cutting.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    You want more cherries than “filling” to prevent the brownies from becoming soggy as they cool. Spoon out the amount of cherries you need, leaving most of the filling behind in the can.
  • tip 2
    Bake these in a metal pan for more even baking. Glass and ceramic dishes can take much longer to bake the brownies and often the middles are a little raw.
  • tip 3
    The brownies are great at room temperature but even better chilled! The brownie turns deeply fudgy, and the cheesecake becomes dense and creamy.


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More About This Recipe

  • This recipe was directly inspired by the raspberry-studded cheesecake brownies that’s currently living on my website. The inspiration for both recipes comes from my husband, a lover of all things chocolate and cheesecake. His standard dessert suggestion is always either “something with chocolate” or cheesecake. Since cheesecake can be a bit of a time commitment, in the name of efficiency and time, it’s usually brownies that win. These cherry-jeweled, cheesecake-swirled brownies are the best of both worlds and bring together three flavors that are delicious when paired together but even better as a trio. Not only are these wickedly delicious, they are so easy to make. A total win all around.
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