Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Wisconsin Cheese Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies Recipe
Active Time
25 minutes


Pumpkin Cheesecake Layer:



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Cream Cheese or Mascarpone can be used in this recipe.


Pumpkin Cheesecake Layer:

  1. Combine the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Beat the mascarpone, cream cheese and remaining salt in a separate large bowl. Add pumpkin mixture; beat until blended. Add the sugar, flour and vanilla; beat just until combined. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating each until well combined. Set aside.


  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Line a greased 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper; grease paper. 
  2. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating each until well combined. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating each addition until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. 
  3. Spread half of the brownie batter in prepared pan. Drop spoonfuls of reserved cheesecake mixture over top. Spoon remaining brownie batter into four lines over top of cheesecake layer; swirl batter with a toothpick or knife.
  4. Bake for 43-47 minutes or until top is just set and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely on a wire rack.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

  • There are no preservatives added to Wisconsin mascarpone. It’s a buttery, fresh cheese, that’s meant to be eaten soon after it’s produced.

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