Cherry-Chipotle Brownies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup dried cherries (sweet or sour)
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 11-by-8-inch or 10-by10-inch baking dish.

In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly combined.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, chipotle pepper, cinnamon and salt.

Gently beat dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Mix until evenly combined. With a spatula or wooden spoon, stir in cherries and chocolate chips. Pour batter into the baking dish and level off the top. Bake until set, with top beginning to crack, 35–40 minutes.


4 thoughts on “Cherry-Chipotle Brownies

    The Red and the Black « Three Points Kitchen said:
    March 22, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    […] Brownies go with everything, but when it’s a special occasion—like when my tribe is tailgating before a DC United match—I open the spice rack, break out the Penzey’s cocoa and make Cherry-Chipotle Brownies.  […]

    Robyn Braverman said:
    April 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Dark. sultry, rich, spicy- these are the words that describe these brownies. But what I was more intrigued by, was watching the reaction of people to these brownies. Body language was key to measuring their success. There was some shimmying, there was some serious eye rolling followed by a gutteral mmmmmmmmmmmm, and there was some hand movements, almost prayer like. A nod to God these brownies are. The facebook response was even greater – so much intrigue one could actually envision people scratching their heads- did she really say chocolate, chipotle, and cherries all together? How would that work? What I cannot get over, is how theses brownies make us feel: dark, sultry, rich and spicy!

    Anthony Ruggiero said:
    June 11, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    As close to heaven as I have been in a long time. Deo gracias!

    Kate responded:
    June 12, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Glad you like them, Anthony! I make them all the time — and no one ever tires of them!

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