Tuesday, July 12, 2011

blueberry cream cheese brownies

and so continues the month-long saga of anna in the kitchen with minimal utensils and ingredients. but this recipe may be one of the last shortcut types for a while, since there is only one week of the festival left and then a return to normal stocked kitchen cupboards and pantries.

but what fun we're having here! with boxes of gluten free brownie mix!

here's a recipe for anyone needing a brownie makeover. you can use it with your favorite brownie recipe, a normal box mix, or like i did with colleen, a box of gluten free brownies! this was all her idea and boy is it a good one. she's a fellow violinist and austonian!! legit!!

these two little extra steps really jazz up your normal brownie experience and create a fancy twist to an old classic. good enough for any occasion! promise!

blueberry cream cheese brownies
makes twelve

1 standard recipe for brownie batter

1 package cream cheese at room temp.
1 large egg
1 tbs sugar
1 tsp vanilla

3/4 c blueberries
1 tbs sugar
2 tbs water

- spread half of brownie batter in the bottom of an 8x8 pan prepared with foil and cooking spray or butter.
- mix together cream cheese, egg and sugar. spread over brownie mix in pan.
- in a saucepan, simmer blueberries, sugar and water for five minutes over medium low or until a sauce is created. spread of cream cheese.
- top with remaining batter and place in the oven for the amount of time listed on your specific brownie recipe!


  1. Fabulous looking remake of brownies! I hope you've enjoyed your summer at the music festival. Are you headed to DC next?

  2. Wow! This really is a new take on an old favorite. They sound delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. I'm jumping back in to answer your question about the bread. It is the same - kinda:-). Many of the ingredients they use in the commercial bread are coarsely chopped rather than finely ground. I mill my grain to flour - actually it is milled by a grocer - so it is fine and powdery. My bread has no pieces of meal visible in it. Hope this answers your question. Blessings...Mary

  4. These brownies look exciting and very tasty. Don't quite understand what you mean with the directions though. Spread of brownie mix in pan?"

  5. left out a word! my apologies! it's fixed!

  6. These brownies look great! I wish I'd been there to eat them.

    I'm just going to assume they're healthy. If they aren't, try making them with ground up flintstones vitamins in there?

    This is why I don't make the recipes.

  7. Sorry that I was so grouchy yesterday. I was at work trying to take a short break with my blog friends but the job stress pushed itself into my typing.

    These blueberry bars look stunning. Maybe if I had one yesterday, I'd have been in a better mood.

  8. not to worry! i REALLY hate grammatical errors... or just plain ole lack of proof reading. shame on me! hope you have a good weekend :D :D