the celebration of work and the simple life...
a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons,
the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year
~ and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.
I try each year, to add something different to the Thanksgiving buffet. This year, with the grandchildren coming, I am adding these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies to the dessert table. Don't you just love to go to someone's home and there is a feast for the eyes. It is evident they have put much effort into making your time together special and festive.
These are scrumptious and easy to prepare the day before Thanksgiving. The combination of chocolate and the swirls of pumpkin cream cheese is just perfect. Display them on a beautiful harvest plate or a napkin lined basket for that rustic look! Enjoy!
Make brownie batter as directed on box, using 1/4 cup oil, 2 tablespoons water and the egg. Spread 3/4 of the batter in pan. Spoon filling by tablespoonfuls evenly over batter. Spoon remaining brownie batter over filling. Cut through batter several times with knife for marbled design.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted 1 inch from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.