Pumpkin Pie Swirl Brownies Are The Best Of Both Worlds

Pumpkin swirl brownies
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
24 brownies

If you love brownies and pumpkin pie (and who doesn’t?), this recipe is one to try. It’s two classic desserts, fudgy brownies and spiced pumpkin pie, combined into one decadent treat. Such simple luxuries blended together make for a surprising combo that’s hard to beat, especially when it’s pumpkin spice time. Add to that a gorgeous swirled finish, and you won’t believe that something so pretty could be so easy!



2 ½
cups granulated white sugar
1 ¼
cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly, more for pan
large eggs
Tbsp vanilla extract
1 ¼
cup all-purpose flour
tsp salt
tsp baking powder
cup pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
tsp ground cinnamon
tsp ground ginger
tsp ground nutmeg
cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted



This recipe requires a cool time of 3 hours.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 13×9-inch baking pan with cooking spray or grease with a little extra butter and line with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix to combine sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, salt and baking powder. Transfer 1-1/4 cups of the batter to a medium bowl and to this stir in pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg until fully combined. To remaining batter in the large bowl, mix in cocoa until fully combined; reserve 2/3 cup cocoa batter and place in a small bowl.

Step 3

Spread all but reserved 2/3 cup cocoa batter into the prepared pan. Next, spread the entire amount of pumpkin batter evenly onto the cocoa batter. Overtop of batters, dot with reserved 2/3 cup chocolate batter. Use the tip of a paring knife or skewer to drag and swirl cocoa batter dots into the pumpkin and cocoa batter bases below, creating a marbled look.


Step 4

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely in pan before cutting into 24 squares. Serve. Freeze brownies for up to 2 months, or refrigerate for up to 1 week. To up the decadence upon serving, top a scoop of vanilla ice cream with cubes of the chilled pumpkin swirl brownies.

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