Sunday, May 9, 2010

Pomegranate Cheesecake Brownies

Do you know how healthy pomegranate juice is for you? If you don't, then you should. So let me tell you...The Pom Wonderful company has several scientific studies that have been published indicating that pomegranate juice is beneficial for heart health, muscle recovery (after workouts), erectile function and prostate health. So guys, you need to be guzzling this stuff down!! Have it with a pound or two of pecans :) If you'd like to read more about the benefits of pomegranate juice you can read it here. Besides its many health benefits, its seriously good.
The fine folks over at POM Wonderful contacted me a while back and offered to send me some pomegranate juice if I would create a new pomegranate containing recipe. I thought and thought about the recipe I would bring to the table. And, then I came up with this......A Pomegranate Cheesecake Brownie. My girls loved the color of this. It was such a pretty pinkish-lavender color, much like the Berry Muffins I made a while back. Doesn't every little girl love anything pink or purple? Even better if its a mix between the two.
This dessert was such an indulgent combination of two heavenly desserts. How can you beat a brownie with a cheesecake baked on top?!?! can't! (But if you do, let me know :) This was so good, my husband even woke me up at 2am going to get a little taste of this sinful sweet. I'm sooo not a nice person when I've just woken up. Sorry, Mr Sweets. So,  I recommend serving this early in the day so its all gone before bedtime. Enjoy!

Pomegranate Cheesecake Brownie
Brownie layer:
1 c sifted all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 c. melted butter
1 c brown sugar
1 egg
1 Tbsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients until just combined. Spread into a foil-lined, greased 9 inch square pan.
Set aside.

Pomegranate Cheesecake layer
8oz. softened cream cheese
1/2 c white granular sugar
1/4 c powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
4 oz. pomegranate juice
1 drop red food coloring (optional, but adds a nicer color)
Cream together the sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients until blended. Pour over the top of the brownie mixture. Run a knife through the brownie and cheesecake mixture to make a swirled effect. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes. The cheesecake will look set, but still jiggle just a bit in the center. Let cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until serving


Angie's Recipes said...

Brownies with pomegranate cheese...that's a great idea!

Kim said...

Sounds delicious and looks so pretty!

P.S. I'm not very friendly at 2am either:)

♥peachkins♥ said...

Perfect for the occasion. Happy Mother's Day!

Julie M said...

Yum! I love pomegranate! I wouldn't have thought to mix it with chocolate.

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Pam said...

Pomegranate is great and I never would've thought of this recipe! It sounds delicious! Have a good day!

Rick said...

The color in these brownies is priceless!


Tickled Red said...

That looks soooo juicy good. :) I am sucha dork. Have a wonderful Mother's Day dear. Hug and squeeze the girls from me.

Sonya said...

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Krista said...

Amazing! Love the POM juice. Good call on making cheesecake brownies!

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Holly said...

These look yummy! I love POM juice:)

faithy said...

such a good idea to combine both POM juice and brownies and! lethal combination - spells Heavenly! :)

Amy @ cookbookmaniac said...

You are so clever in coming up with this recipe. I love cheesecakes. I love brownies. I love pomegranates. This cheesecake brownie sounds like heaven to me.

Lucie said...

Such an interesting recipe! Does the pomegranate taste come out clearly?

Unknown said...

I am sending a link for this recipe to my sister. Her 15 year old daughter is having a sleep over next weekend and the girls would love these brownies! I love your blog and will be checking it often.

Tiffanee said...

I am so loving your blog!! I am now your newest follower. I can't wait to see what's next!! These brownies look delish!! I can't wait to try them.

sanjeet said...

So impressive!
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grace said...

this is a unique and decadent way to use pomegranate juice! the color is perhaps my favorite part. :)

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