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Goat Cheese Brownie

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This luxurious dessert is both elegant enough for a special holiday and easy to make. Goat cheese adds a layer of complexity to the brownies, which are topped with macerated cherries and powdered sugar for a festive presentation.

    Ingredients FOR BROWNIE: 

    • 1 pouch Cup4Cup Chocolate Brownie Mix 
    • 2 large eggs 
    • ¼ cup melted butter or coconut oil 
    • 2 tablespoons water 
    • ½ cup fresh goat cheese 

    Ingredients FOR MACERATED CHERRIES:

    • 2 cups cherries, pitted 
    • ¼ cup red wine 
    • ¼ cup water 
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice 
    • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest 
    • 2 tablespoons sugar 
    • Optional: 1 teaspoon arrowroot

    Instructions FOR BROWNIE: 

    1
    Preheat oven to 350 
    2
    Lightly butter an 8×8 pan 
    3
    Whisk eggs, water and goat cheese together until smooth. 
    4
    Slowly whisk melted butter or oil into egg and cheese mixture. Oil should be warm enough to melt, but not hot. 
    5
    Add the Cup4Cup brownie mix and stir until fully incorporated. 
    6
    Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool completely before cutting. 

    FOR MACERATED CHERRIES: 

    1
    Add cherries, water, wine and sugar to a saucepan and bring to a strong simmer for 3 minutes.
    2
    Reduce heat and cook gently for an additional 3 minutes. 
    3
    Strain off cherries from the liquid and reserve. 
    4
    Return liquid to the saucepan, add lemon juice and reduce by half or until it begins to thicken. 
    5
    Note: For a thicker (or faster) sauce, combine the arrowroot and lemon juice and add to the liquid. continue to cook gently until slightly thickened and glossy. 
    6
    Add cooked cherries and lemon zest and remove from heat. 
    7
    Add a spoonful of cherries over a plated brownie just prior to serving. 

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