Indulge in Our Decadent Pumpkin Brownies Recipe Today!

Fall is here, and it’s the season of all things pumpkin. I have a delicious recipe for you today that will fill your home with the scent of warm spices– Pumpkin Brownies With Chocolate Ganache. These treats are perfect for a cozy night in or as a dessert for seasonal gatherings.

Now, let me tell you what makes these pumpkin brownies so special. First, they are incredibly fudgy and moist thanks to the addition of pumpkin puree. Second, the pumpkin pie spice adds an extra layer of warmth and flavor that is perfect for chilly days. And finally, the chocolate ganache topping takes these brownies to another level of decadence.

But don’t just take my word for it – give this recipe a try and see for yourself! With easy-to-follow steps and simple ingredients, this recipe is perfect for both novice bakers and seasoned pros.

So grab your apron, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and let’s get started on making some of the best pumpkin brownies out there. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pumpkin Brownies With Chocolate Ganache
Pumpkin Brownies With Chocolate Ganache

Are you searching for the perfect fall dessert to wow your family and friends? Look no further than these delicious pumpkin brownies with chocolate ganache. Trust me, you won’t regret trying this recipe out.

First of all, who doesn’t love brownies? They’re the ultimate comfort food – rich, chocolatey, and fudgy. When you add the classic fall flavor of pumpkin to that mix, it’s a match made in heaven.

But we don’t stop there – this recipe takes it up a notch with a layer of pumpkin cream cheese swirled throughout the brownie batter. The tanginess of the cream cheese perfectly compliments the sweet pumpkin and decadent chocolate flavors. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we top it all off with a luscious chocolate ganache to really take these brownies to the next level.

Not only are these pumpkin brownies delicious, but they’re also incredibly versatile. They make the perfect addition to your Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert table. Plus, you can easily make them ahead of time and store them in the fridge for later. And if you’re looking for a twist on traditional brownies, try making them into bite-sized pieces instead!

But what really sets these pumpkin brownies apart is how easy they are to make. With just a few simple ingredients and some quick steps, you can have a plate full of deliciousness in no time. Trust me, your taste buds (and your friends and family) will thank you for trying out this recipe.

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven: pumpkin brownies with chocolate ganache.
A slice of heaven: pumpkin brownies with chocolate ganache.

Here are all the ingredients you’ll need to make these delicious pumpkin brownies with chocolate ganache:

For the Pumpkin Brownies:

  • 1 box (18.4 oz) of brownie mix
  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 oz dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips

The Recipe How-To

 Perfect fall treat: pumpkin brownies.
Perfect fall treat: pumpkin brownies.

Preheat the oven and prepare the baking dish

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter or spray with cooking spray a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Prepare the brownie layer

In a large bowl, whisk together 1 ¼ cups of Gold Medal all-purpose flour, 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice, and ½ tsp of salt until well combined. In another bowl, melt 1 cup unsalted butter and 1 cup chocolate chips in the microwave for one minute or until the mixture is smooth when stirred. To this bowl, add 2 cups granulated sugar, 1 cup pumpkin puree, and 2 tsp pure vanilla extract. Once well-combined, add 4 large eggs, one at a time, until each is fully incorporated. Stir in the dry ingredients to make a smooth batter.

Prepare the pumpkin cream cheese layer

In a medium-sized bowl, beat together two packages of softened cream cheese with an electric mixer until creamy. Add in ¾ cup granulated sugar and 1 egg, mix well. Stir in ½ tsp of pure vanilla extract and spread an even layer onto the brownie mixture.

Add the pumpkin pie filling

In another bowl, mix together pumpkin pie filling according to its packaging instructions. Pour evenly over cream cheese layer.

Swirl everything together

Drop spoonfuls of the remaining chocolate batter onto the top of the pumpkin layer. Use a knife to gently swirl through all three layers.

Bake to perfection

Bake at preheated oven temperature for about 50-60 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean from the center. Cool completely before serving.

Enjoy these rich Triple Layer Pumpkin Brownies with delectable Chocolate Ganache topping!

Substitutions and Variations

 Indulge in the perfect combination of pumpkin and chocolate.
Indulge in the perfect combination of pumpkin and chocolate.

The beauty of baking is that you can always make changes and adjustments to suit your preferences. Here are a few substitutions and variations you can try with this pumpkin brownies recipe:

– Flour: Although the recipe calls for Gold Medal all-purpose flour, you can also use other types of flour such as almond flour or gluten-free flour for a healthier option.

– Sweetness: If you prefer less sweetness, reduce the amount of sugar used in the recipe. Alternatively, you can use honey, maple syrup or agave nectar as a natural sweetener.

– Chocolate ganache: You can swap out the chocolate chips and heavy cream for milk chocolate or white chocolate for a different flavor. Alternatively, you can skip the ganache altogether and just sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the brownies for a simpler finish.

– Cheesecake layer: If you’re lactose intolerant, replace the cream cheese with vegan cream cheese or skip it entirely to make pumpkin fudgy brownies.

– Pumpkin spice: Feel free to add more pumpkin pie spice to enhance the flavor. You could even add additional spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to make them extra cozy and flavorful.

– Toppings: Have fun with your toppings! You can add nuts such as pecans or walnuts to give your triple layer pumpkin brownies some texture. Alpha-gal safe gummy bears could also be added atop after cooking if being friendly to all guests is important.

These are some of the many substitutions and variations that you can use when baking this perfect pumpkin dessert. So, get adventurous in the kitchen and enjoy devouring these fudgy, rich chocolate spiced pumpkin brownies!

Serving and Pairing

 When pumpkin meets chocolate, magic happens.
When pumpkin meets chocolate, magic happens.

Once your pumpkin brownies with chocolate ganache are ready, let the aroma fill the room and let’s talk about serving and pairing.

These pumpkin brownies are incredibly rich and decadent, which makes them perfect for a special occasion or indulgent treat. You don’t need much to savor and enjoy every bite. You can cut them up into squares or bars, depending on your preference, but keep in mind that a little goes a long way.

When it comes to pairing these treats, you can’t go wrong with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. This will add some lightness and contrast to the fudgy texture of the brownies.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also serve these pumpkin brownies with some vanilla ice cream or caramel sauce for an even more indulgent treat. The sweetness of the ice cream and the saltiness of the caramel will perfectly complement the spicy notes of pumpkin pie spice in the brownies.

For those who prefer a beverage pairing, we recommend a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate. The richness of these fall desserts will pair well with the warmth and comfort of these classic drinks.

Whether you’re enjoying these pumpkin brownies alone or sharing them with friends and family, they’re sure to delight and satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready for a chocolatey pumpkin party!
Get ready for a chocolatey pumpkin party!

One of the great things about these pumpkin brownies with chocolate ganache is that they can be made ahead of time and stored for later enjoyment. If you’re planning to make these for an upcoming event or gathering, this is definitely a recipe you’ll want to consider.

To make these brownies ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions and allow them to cool completely. Once cooled, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. If you need to store them for longer, you can freeze them for up to 3 months.

When it’s time to reheat the brownies, there are a few options. You can either let them come to room temperature on their own or microwave them for a few seconds until warmed through. For best results, try reheating them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-10 minutes until they’re warm and gooey again.

If you have some leftover chocolate ganache, it can also be stored separately in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Simply reheat the ganache in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water before using it again.

Overall, these pumpkin brownies with chocolate ganache are perfect for making ahead and storing for later cravings. Whether you’re enjoying them fresh out of the oven or reheating them from storage, these brownies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings in just the right way.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Attention chocolate and pumpkin lovers: this recipe is for you.
Attention chocolate and pumpkin lovers: this recipe is for you.

To achieve the perfect pumpkin brownies with chocolate ganache, follow these tips:

Firstly, ensure that all ingredients are at room temperature. It makes it easier to work with them and ensures that they mix thoroughly. Room-temperature eggs and butter will yield a better texture and taste.

Secondly, use high-quality ingredients to take your brownies from mediocre to marvelous. Use premium chocolate chips for the chocolate ganache and organic canned pumpkin puree instead of pumpkin pie filling. And don’t forget to use good quality heavy cream, unsalted butter and pure vanilla extract for the ganache.

Thirdly, mix the dry ingredients separately from the wet ones before combining them. This allows for an even distribution of the ingredients creating an ideal consistency in the batter.

Fourthly, do not overmix the batter as this may lead to tough or dense brownies. Mix until just combined then stop.

Fifthly, after pouring the pumpkin layer on top of the chocolate layer, swirl a knife or toothpick gently through the layers to get an attractive marbled effect.

Sixthly, be sure that you let the brownies cool completely before adding on the final layer of chocolate ganache. This prevents a melting effect which could lead to unsightly puddles on top of your perfectly baked treats.

Lastly, store your pumpkin brownies with chocolate ganache in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days so that they remain moist and fresh. Reheat individual servings slightly before serving as it enhances flavors in bakes items

With these tips in mind, your pumpkin brownies with chocolate ganache will be flawless and a showstopper at any party!

Bottom Line


In conclusion, these Pumpkin Brownies with Chocolate Ganache are a fall dessert lover’s dream come true. They are a perfect way to embrace the fall season and enjoy something sweet and delicious at the same time.

Not only are they easy to make, but they also taste phenomenal. The triple layer of pumpkin cream cheese, spiced pumpkin pie filling and rich chocolate ganache is a combination that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Plus, if you’re looking for healthier options, try adding pumpkin puree in your brownie mix to make fudge-like treats or vegan protein powder for keto brownies.

I highly recommend giving this recipe a try, whether you’re making them for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed with these incredible brownies. So what are you waiting for? Bake a batch today and impress everyone who takes a bite!

Pumpkin Brownies With Chocolate Ganache

Pumpkin Brownies With Chocolate Ganache Recipe

A sweet and spicy combination of pumpkin and cream cheese is layered between rich, fudgy brownies and topped with chocolate ganache to create an indulgent treat that’s perfect for any Fall feast! I am definitely a Pumpkin addict!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Halloween, Thanksgiving
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 Brownies
Calories: 420.1kcal


  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour

For the Pumpkin Swirl

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons homemade pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Ganache

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2. Microwave chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl at medium (50% power) for 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted. While the chocolate is melting, prepare the pumpkin layer. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer well combined and smooth. Set aside.
  • 3. Once the butter is melted, remove the bowl from the microwave and stir until chocolate is melted. Whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Gradually add in flour; stir until just combined.
  • 4. Spread 3/4 the batter into prepared pan. Spoon pumpkin filling by tablespoonfuls evenly over batter. Spoon remaining brownie batter over filling. Use a knife or wooden skewer to cut through the batter several times in different directions to create a swirled pattern. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes - do not overbake.
  • 5. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely. Before serving, prepare the ganache.
  • 6. To make the ganache, pour the chopped chocolate into a medium mixing bowl, set aside. Pour the heavy cream into a microwave safe measuring cup (Pyrex) and microwave on high for about 1 minute or until bubbles begin to form on the surface. Take care to not overheat because the cream will boil over. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and allow it to sit for about 3 minutes. Use a small whisk to combine the mixture into a smooth chocolate glaze. Spoon the ganache over the brownies.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 106g | Calories: 420.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.9g | Protein: 6.1g | Fat: 29.7g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 107.2mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 25.7g

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