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Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Brownies

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, cheesecake brownies, pecan caramel cheesecake brownies

Ingredients

Brownie Layer

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted (100g)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil (olive oil or coconut oil are fine)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 200 g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour 60 g
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 50 g
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cheesecake Layer

  • 250 g cream cheese softened (1 package)
  • 1/4 cup 50g granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk

Pecan Caramel Layer

  • 1/4 c unsalted butter 50 g
  • 1/2 c brown sugar 100 g
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup Chopped pecans

Instructions

Brownie Layer

  • Melt 1/2 cup of unsalted butter in the microwave.
  • While still hot, add granulated sugar, and mix for about 1 min
  • Add 2 eggs
  • Add vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Sift in flour, cocoa powder and salt
  • Mix just until combined

Cheesecake Layer

  • Combine and whip cream cheese until fluffy
  • Add in sugar and egg yolk, and beat until combined

Caramel Pecan Layer

  • Melt unsalted butter
  • Add brown sugar and cream, mix together.
  • Microwave again for 45 seconds
  • Fold in chopped pecans
  • Let cool, until it comes to room temperature, for 15-30 minutes in the fridge.

Assembly

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF
  • Prep baking pan (8 inch x 8 inch) with parchment paper
  • Set aside 1/3 c of brownie batter.
  • Add the rest of the batter to prepared baking pan, making sure to flatten batter to the edges
  • Add cream cheese by the spoonful, alternating with pecan caramel, and brownie batter set aside
  • Swirl with toothpick or knife to marble
  • Bake for 28-32 minutes, until toothpick poked into brownie comes out clean
  • Cheesecake might still be jiggly.

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