Do you have a favorite pie filling? My favorites kind of change with the seasons. Warm apple pie is always delicious in the fall with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Around Thanksgiving, I always need a slice of pumpkin pie. In the spring I’m all about the lemon desserts so lemon meringue pie is a great choice. In the summer, fresh berry pies at the farmers market are calling my name. I think it’s safe to say that I like all pies. No surprise there, right? If I had to pick a favorite pie filling though, I think I’d have to pick cherry. Plus when you pair cherries with chocolate…drooling! If you’re a fan of chocolate and cherries too, you’re going to love these fudge Chocolate Cherry Brownies.
Chocolate Cherry Brownies:
You could pick these up with your hands and eat them like a regular brownie but they’re a little messy with the cherry filling. I’d recommend serving these on dessert plates – maybe even serving them slightly warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! If you’re going to indulge then who cares about the extra ice cream calories, right?
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup for brownies, 1 cup for topping)
- ¾ cup unsalted butter
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line a 9" x 9" baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips with ¾ cup butter in microwave. Melt on 30 second intervals, stirring after each 30 seconds, just until chocolate is melted. You want this melted but not hot.
- In a separate medium bowl, stir flour, cocoa powder, and salt together until well combined.
- In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
- Stir melted chocolate mixture in with egg mixture. Stir until well blended.
- Stir in dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Stir just until mixed.
- Pour brownie batter into prepared pan.
- Spread cherry pie filling evenly over brownie batter.
- Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips over top of pie filling.
- Bake for 35-38 minutes.
- Once out of the oven, use a spoon to spread the melted chocolate chips on top evenly over brownies.
- Let cool at least two hours before cutting into squares.
If you’re just as excited about these delicious chocolate cherry brownies as I am, but you’re not quite ready to make some, be sure to pin this to your favorite desserts recipes board on Pinterest so you can find it again super quick when you are ready! If you make these brownies, let us know on social media by tagging MomsandMunchkins as we love to see what our readers make.
Love chocolate & cherry recipes? Check out a couple of our other favorites…
Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake – a brownie base topped with cheesecake and cherry pie filling. So yummy!
Chocolate Cherry Cookies – chewy chocolate cookies with cherries in every bite!