Moist and Fudgy Brownies with California Dried Plums
Looking for a healthy dessert recipe using dried plums? California Dried Plum purée can make your favorite baked treats healthier by adding moisture while decreasing the amount of sugar and fat in a standard brownie recipe. And the scrumptious flavor of dried plums is truly indulgent!
- Cooking spray
- 8 Ounces semisweet chocolate
- ¼ Cup vegetable oil
- ½ Cup sugar
- ¼ Cup dried plum purée
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ Cup all-purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- ½ Cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving the paper overhanging on 2 sides; spray the paper with cooking spray.
In a large heatproof bowl, melt the chocolate with the oil over simmering water. Whisk in the sugar and dried plum purée until mixed; whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Fold in the flour and salt just until blended; fold in the walnuts. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it evenly. Bake until a fork or toothpick inserted into the brownies comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
Cool in the pan at least 10 minutes; remove from the pan and cut into 2-inch squares.