Cherry Pecan Goat Cheese Brownies

Tangy goat cheese and sweet brownies are a match made in heaven, experience them in these satisfying brownies made using Chavrie Original Goat Cheese for a frosting that is appetizing and refreshing. Give your standard brownie mix a sophisticated feel with our brownie cheesecake, perfect for an indulgent dinner dessert.

PREPARATION
1-2 Hours
SERVES
2-3
CHEESE
Chavrie Pyramid Original Goat Cheese

INGREDIENTS

For the Brownie Mix:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
For the Goat Cheese Frosting
  • 3 oz salted butter (room temp)
  • 4 oz Chavrie goat cheese (softened)
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cherry preserves, divided (stirred to break down preserves)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9 x 9 pan with baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla with a large spoon. Add eggs and beat well.
  3. In a medium bowl stir together the dry ingredients.
  4. Gradually, add dry ingredients to wet, stirring until well combined. Fold in chopped pecans.
  5. Bake 20 – 23 minutes, remove and cool completely.
  6. In a mixer, add butter and goat cheese and mix until smooth.
  7. Add in the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time and continue to beat, scraping the sides throughout.
  8. Add in the vanilla extract and continue to mix.
  9. Swirl in 1/4 cup cherry preserves into the frosting. Spread frosting over the brownies and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours to set. Preferably overnight.
  10. Remove brownies from fridge and place on a cutting board.
  11. Cut brownies into 12 servings. Top with remaining cherry preserves and serve.