Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Hands-on Time
40 Mins
Total Time
4 Hours 5 Mins
Makes 2 dozen

TIP: Let fresh-baked brownies chill, uncovered, overnight. For a perfect slice, cut while they're cold. Serve at room temperature.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Pour water to a depth of 1 inch in the bottom of a double boiler over medium heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer. Place first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler over simmering water. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes or until melted. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes.

Step 2

Whisk together 3 eggs, granulated sugar, and next 2 ingredients in a large bowl. Gradually whisk warm chocolate mixture into egg mixture; cool 10 minutes.

Step 3

Grease a 13- x 9-inch baking pan with butter. Line bottom and sides of pan with parchment paper, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides. Grease (with butter) and flour parchment paper.

Step 4

Sift flour, baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. salt in a bowl. Whisk into chocolate mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan, reserving 2/3 cup.

Step 5

Whisk together pumpkin, next 4 ingredients, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt; pour over brownie batter in pan. Top with reserved brownie batter, and swirl batter gently 3 times in 1 direction and 3 times in the opposite direction with a knife or the end of a wooden spoon.

Step 6

Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 2 hours). Lift brownies from pan, using parchment paper sides as handles. Gently remove parchment paper, and cut brownies into 24 squares.

Chef's Notes

To make ahead, refrigerate cooled uncut brownies, uncovered, overnight; cut into squares while cold.

Ratings & Reviews

Pumpkin pie meets the perfect brownie

November 09, 2015
Cook time was longer than recipe, but the brownies were dangerously delicious. Would make them again for sure


October 13, 2015

Time-Consuming Recipe

October 13, 2015
Although this recipe tasted fine, I would not make it again as it is time-consuming with multiple steps and   multiple bowls for clean-up.  It is a pumpkin pie texture in between the rich brownies.  Cook timeworked for me.

Good solid recipe

October 08, 2015
There isn't a strong pumpkin flavor, but it is a good brownie. Mine seemed to have a layered texture to it with a brownie base and a chocolate pumpkin pie textures top. I also had to increase the cook time by 20 minutes. I brought some to work and they're loving them.

Pumpkin chocolate brownies

September 19, 2015
Visualize that the pumpkin part is basically pie filling. So the brownies aren't as stiff as typical brownies but they are moist. I would probably cut the pumpkin mixture in half and swirl it a bit more; a small ribbon of pumpkin would work better. Also i had to almost double the cook time.