Homemade cherry brownies served with a scoop of ice cream, cherry pie filling and hot fudge sauce.
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Need a quick and easy Valentine's Day dessert? These cherry brownies can be whipped up in minutes, no mixer required. Top with
ice cream, cherry pie filling (leftover from making the cherry brownies) and hot fudge sauce (click link for my easy 3 ingredient homemade hot fudge sauce) and you have a dessert to please valentines of all sizes, big or small.
The brownies didn't turn out as pink as I had wanted them to, but they were so moist and the cherry flavor was there so I was happy with them. You could always use a drop or two of red food coloring if you want a little more of a pink color. I am not a fan of food coloring and do not use it unless it is necessary for a birthday or special occasion cake.
The sundaes were absolutely divine and definitely reminiscent of a chocolate covered cherry, but you could easily just top the brownies with a vanilla or cherry frosting and have a different but still scrumptious dessert. I took a few and frosted them with a cherry frosting I quickly whipped up with a half cup powdered sugar, one tablespoon of the filling juice (no cherries), one teaspoon of milk and a half teaspoon of almond extract (vanilla extract can be substituted but I recommend the almond). You may want to double this if frosting the entire pan of brownies.
Frosted brownies or brownie sundaes, you really can't go wrong. You won't be disappointed with either. Which will you choose?
Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Sundae
For Cherry Brownies:
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 Stick Butter – Melted
1/2 Cup (Heaping) Cherry Pie Filling Puree – Pulsed in small food processor or mashed with fork to break up cherries
(Reserve the rest of the filling for sundaes)
2 Large Eggs - Beaten
1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract (You can substitute vanilla)*
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line an 8X8 baking pan (I used a glass pan) with foil, leaving overhang to pull brownies from pan. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
Mix flour and pinch of salt; set aside.
Melt butter in microwave safe bowl big enough to mix brownies. Allow butter to cool slightly. Add sugar, cherry filling puree, extract and eggs to melted butter; whisk to combine.
Whisk in flour and salt mixture until no dry streaks remain.
Pour into 8X8 pan and bake for 25 minutes. Allow brownies to cool before removing from pan, cool completely before slicing.
Ice Cream of choice (vanilla, chocolate or cherry would be good choices)
Reserved Cherry Pie Filling
To make sundaes:
Place brownie in bowl with ice cream of choice, top with cherry pie filling and hot fudge sauce.
*Note: The almond extract is preferred, it lends itself more to the cherry flavor!
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