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Fruit And Cream Cheese Brownies

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Ingredients
  Dried sour cherries 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Chopped dried apricots 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped raisins 2 Tablespoon
  Cointreau/Other orange-flavored liqueur 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter 4 Ounce, softened (1 Stick)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
  Unsweetened chocolate square 2 Ounce, melted (2 Squares, 1 Ounce Each)
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce, softened
Directions

1. In a small bowl, combine cherries, apricots, raisins, and Cointreau. Let stand at room temperature 2 to 3 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch square pan. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.
3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in 1 egg and vanilla until smooth. Add flour mixture; beat on low speed until a smooth, stiff batter forms, scraping down side of bowl frequently with a rubber spatula.
4. Stir melted chocolate into batter. Remove and reserve 1/4 cup chocolate batter. Turn remaining chocolate batter into prepared pan, leveling surface.
5. Add cream cheese and remaining egg to fruit mixture and stir with a fork until well blended. Spoon fruit mixture on top of chocolate batter in pan. Drizzle reserved chocolate batter over top.
6. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until center is set and top is lightly browned. Remove pan to a rack, cut into 16 squares, and let awl completely. Store, covered, in refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Servings: 
16

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