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Ricotta-Filled Brownie Squares

Ricotta-Filled Brownie Squares created by amydayton

I know, another brownie recipe, but I checked and there aren't any yet using ricotta cheese. They're simple, moist and quite delicious. The original recipe came from Silvia Maynard, Fort Worth, Texas.

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  • Melt butter and stir in cocoa.
  • Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Add combined dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add chocolate mixture and stir thoroughly.
  • Pour half of the batter into a greased 8" square pan.
  • Layer will be very thin but smooth to edges.
  • Drop Ricotta Filling on top and smooth to edges.
  • Drop remaining brownie batter by spoonfuls over Ricotta Filling to cover.
  • Don't worry if ricotta is not entirely covered.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick tests clean.
  • Let cool and cut into 2" squares.
  • Ricotta Filling: Combine all ingredients and beat until creamy.
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"I know, another brownie recipe, but I checked and there aren't any yet using ricotta cheese. They're simple, moist and quite delicious. The original recipe came from Silvia Maynard, Fort Worth, Texas."
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  1. Craig T.
    The ricotta filling is missing the tartness one would expect from something like cream cheese, if you add 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice to that ricotta it definitely steps it up a bit, otherwise, great recipe! I am not a fan of ones with ricotta + cream cheese +... who has this just lying around/who's making that 15$ plates of brownies?!? Anyway, really great for someone with some leftover ricotta! ADDITIONAL TWEAKS: -use half as much demerara sugar or ~ 1/2 cup of your choice of brown sugar -make it eggless using warm milk and flax (1 Tbsp flax per egg and add liquid until egglike consistency) -add black garlic to the chocolate batter/or the ricotta! this is great for adding depth of flavor
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  2. 2HandyGals
    Very good! Not heavy or sickening sweet. Took longer to bake - maybe an additional 5-7 minutes. This recipe is a keeper!!!
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  3. amydayton
    Ricotta-Filled Brownie Squares Created by amydayton
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  4. emkatc
    This is an excellent recipe! I followed it exactly and it made super moist and perfectly sweet brownies. A great way to use up leftover ricotta. My husband thanks you ; ) I'll be making these again!
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  5. frogfun
    I followed this recipe to the letter, and couldn't be more pleased! They're tasty, easy to make and a bit less fatty than brownies made with cream cheese or mascarpone. From now on, I'll always get a little extra ricotta when I make lasagne, white pizza or spaghetti pie so I'll have an excuse to make these, too.
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