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chocolate cherry brownies

a recipe by
Lisa Foote
Castle Pines, CO

This recipe makes an 9 inch pan of cake-like brownies so it's just right for a special dessert or for a special occasion! You can also use raspberry or strawberry jam in these to have a few options. I use Smuckers Sugar Free Preserves, regardless of the flavor you add, they are wonderful! The recipe originally came from an old Cooking Light magazine I had, I made a few changes so I hope you enjoy these!

serves 12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate cherry brownies

  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
  • 3/4 c
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    cherry preserves (regular or sugar free)
  • 1/3 c
  • 5 Tbsp
  • 1
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1
    egg white
  • 1/3 c
    semi sweet chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

How To Make chocolate cherry brownies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350° Line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray. Note: Lining the pan with parchment paper helps prevent the moist brownies from sticking.
  • 2
    Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, unsweetened cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.
  • 3
    Combine cherry preserves, 1/3 cup water, and butter in a small saucepan; bring just to a boil. Remove from heat and cool 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Add preserves mixture to flour mixture; stir well. Add egg and egg white; stir until smooth. Stir in semisweet chocolate chips. Scrape batter into prepared pan.
  • 5
    Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool in pan on wire rack. Garnish with powdered sugar, if desired.