Easy Turkey Day Dessert: Pumpkin Brownies

November 20, 2017

Greetings fellow foodies,


One of the biggest food holidays is only 3 days away: that is right, Thanksgiving is this Thursday! Wih the prepping of the turkey, cutting veggies, setting the table and chosing the right wine, who has time for a fancy dessert? Many Thanksgiving gatherings opt to purchase a pre-made dessert from a local bakery. 


A second options besides purchasing? Make a super easy pumpkin-infused dessert, like my Pumpkin brownies. Not only are these easy-peasy to make, they freeze easy, too. Feel free to prep these a couple days in advanced. 


Pumpkin Brownies

Pans needed: 1 - 9 inch square baking pan

Yields: 16 brownies 

Oven: 350 degree F

Time: 35 minutes 


Brownie Base:

I used my Cocoa Powder Brownie recipe  as the base. 



3 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2/3 cup brown sugar

1 1/4 cup powder sugar, sifted

1 teaspoon salt 

2/3 cup veg oil

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup all purpose flour, sifted

1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Pumpkin filling:

1/4 cup pumpkin puree

2 tablespoon white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 egg

1 egg yolk



  • Fit a kitchen standing mixer with the paddle attachment. In a bowl:

    • ​Add 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup brown sugar and 1 1/4 cup powder sugar.

    • Mix on low speed for 5 minutes

  • In a small bowl, combine 2/3 cup veg oil and 2/3 cup cocoa powder. Add to egg-sugar mixture. 

    • Mix on low for 5-8 minutes, or until super smooth and dark. 

  • In a small bowl, sift together:

    • 1/2 cup all purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. 

    • Mix on low speed until combined, 2-3 minutes. 

  • Pour into square baking pan.

  • Make pumpkin filling: Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl with a spatula.

  • Put pumpkin filling in a pastry bag, swirl the filling on top of the brownie batter. 

  • Use a small knife to make swirls. 

  • Bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean. 

  • Eat and enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope it is filled with sweetness!




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