Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Recipe: Moist and Fudgy Brownies with California Dried Plums

Guest Natalie Coughlin shared this recipe:

California Dried Plum purée can make your favorite baked treats healthier, by adding moisture while decreasing the amount of sugar and fat in a standard brownie recipe. And the scrumptious flavor of dried plums is truly indulgent!

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Serves 16


  • Cooking spray
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup California Dried Plum purée
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts


Heat oven to 325ºF. Spray an 8- X 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving the paper overhanging on 2 sides; spray paper with cooking spray. In large heatproof bowl, melt chocolate with oil over simmering water. Whisk in sugar and dried plum purée until mixed; whisk in eggs and vanilla. Fold in flour and salt just until blended; fold in walnuts. Scrape batter into prepared pan, spreading it evenly. Bake about 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the brownies comes out clean. Cool in pan at least 10 minutes; remove from pan and cut into 2-inch squares.

Each brownie is only 176 calories!

1 comment:

  1. I made these the other day and they are delicious! I even reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup and they are dark and fudgy :)