Fall is now in full swing and I am really getting into the flavors of the season. So here is my first pumpkin recipe of this year. I know. This is rather late in the season for most food bloggers to be posting a first pumpkin recipe, but I really can’t get into pumpkin until October.
So in honor of October starting this week, I am now ready for some pumpkin in my life.
This Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownie recipe is based off of these Cheesecake Brownies I made after I got back from Disney last summer. The brownie portion is dense and super chocolatey and the cheesecake portion is creamy and full of pumpkin flavor.
It makes an elegant presentation when you slice them in large squares and top them with a dab of whipped cream. I’ve also made these bite sized to take into work because they are then easy to just grab one (or two) with your fingers as you are rushing around the office.
However you serve them, you can be sure they will go quickly because they are the perfect fall treat. Pumpkin and chocolate work amazing together!
How about you? Are you a pumpkin fan? What is your favorite pumpkin treat in the fall?
Oh, and if you are looking for more pumpkin inspired treats, be sure to check out some of these great ideas from some of my blogger friends by clicking on the links below!
Happy pumpkin season!! 🙂
Try these pumpkin desserts from my blogger friends:
Pumpkin Spice Cookies: Crazy for Crust
Mini Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecakes: Flavor the Moments
Pumpkin Chip Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies: Life Made Sweeter
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Donuts: Whole and Heavenly Oven
Pumpkin Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Maple Frosting: Mom on TimeOut
Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Cheesecake with Candied Walnuts: Inspiration Kitchen
- 2 c. sugar
- 1 1/4 c. all purpose flour
- 2/3 c. cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 t. baking powder
- 5 eggs
- 1 c. butter (2 sticks) melted
- 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- 3 TBLS. cornstarch
- 2 8-oz. boxes of cream cheese
- 1 c. pumpkin puree
- 1 t. pumpkin pie spice
- 2 eggs
- 2 TBLS. heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and foil and spray a 9x13 pan with baking spray
- Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder in a large mixing bowl
- Beat the flour mixture and eggs on low speed until smooth. Slowly add the melted butter and beat just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the center no longer jiggles, and a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool while you make the cheesecake batter.
- Lower the oven temp to 325 degrees.
- Cream the sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch, and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice and mix thoroughly. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Fold in the heavy cream.
- Spread the batter on top of the baked brownies and bake for approximately an hour or until the edges are slightly browned and the center no longer jiggles.
- Cool completely and refrigerate at least an hour before serving.
Try these other recipes:
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosted Thick and Chewy Brownies
I love these beautiful brownies, Renee! Pumpkin and chocolate is one of my favorite combos, and I love these layers. 🙂 Thank you for linking up my mini cheesecakes, too! Pinning! 🙂
Thanks so much Marcie. And your mini cheesecakes are just gorgeous! 🙂
Oh my gosh, YES. Pumpkin, cheesecake, AND brownies?! You’re speaking my love language for sure. 😀 These look totally awesome, Renee! Thanks for linking up my donut recipe, girl!
Thank you Sarah! I love those yummy looking donuts of yours!
Cheesecake and brownie in one??? Awesome! And yay for fall and pumpkin season! Hope you’re having a great weekend!
Thank you Ashley! 🙂
These brownies look amazing, Renee! Pumpkin, cheesecake and brownies sound like the best thing ever and the layers are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for the link love and hope you’re having a great weekend so far 🙂
You have made some great fall treats this season Kelly! Thanks for the compliments. 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Pumpkin, and cheesecake, AND brownie? It’s like the 3 best things ever. These sound seriously good.
Thanks for commenting on my blog! I am happy for us to comment on each other’s blogs each day 🙂
I love your blog Dannii, it is so inspiring. Thank you for the kind words. 🙂
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
These bars are insane!!! They look too good!
Thank you Jocelyn! 🙂
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Renee! You just combined 3 of my favorite things: brownie, cheesecake and pumpkin. I can’t wait to make this!
Thanks Natalie! 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali says
wow the brownies look amazing! I’m loving all the fall recipes 🙂
Thank you Manali! Once I start, I can’t stop!! 🙂
Michele @ Two Raspberries says
oh wow! this looks wayyy too good 😉 pumpkin with brownies omg YUMMM!
Thank you Michele! 🙂
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
Yea for the pumpkin recipes! I’m a huge pumpkin fan and putting them on top of brownies is brilliant! You’re making me hungry!
Thank you Kristi!! 🙂
These brownies look amazing! I seriously need to start baking something with pumpkin!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
This looks like the perfect pumpkin recipe to start out the season with, Renee! I love that you combined two of my favorite desserts. Delish!
Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet says
These brownies look amazing and perfect for fall!
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
Wow, these look fantastic! Bring them to work, you say? There’s no way I would share these bad boys… they look way too good 🙂 I’m selfish like that haha.
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Mmm love the chocolate and pumpkin combo in these sweet treats!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
All of your recent Fall recipes are killing me with happiness. I think it’s time to just have dessert for dinner.. let’s start with these brownies!
Jessica @ Sweet Menu says
My two favourite things! Brownies and cheesecake – these look INCREDIBLE! Seriously, I just want to grab my fork and dig right in!
Oh lordy, these look incredible!! I would love to face plant right into them! 🙂 Such a fabulous fall recipe!
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
This looks like the perfect Thanksgiving Day treat to take somewhere! Thanks for linking up with SNF! Pinned to our party board!
David @ Spiced says
Woah…brownies may be one of my all-time favorite comfort food desserts. But then cheesecake might be my favorite dessert ever. So it just makes sense that these cheesecake brownies are going to earn top spot in my book! Sounds delicious!!
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Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says
Loving the two-toned look on these bars! Plus pumpkin and chocolate are amazing together!
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Totally irresistible! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
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I have a question, After you bake brownies for 30 Min. you add the pumpkin over and cook another hour? Isn’t Brownies burnt??? Just wondering if I read it wrong.
The brownies don’t burn at all. And yes, you did read the recipe correct. You do a double bake! 🙂