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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! 

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Prep Time   15 min. Cook Time   30 min. Serves  16

Ingredients

Cooking spray
8    ounces semisweet chocolate
1/4     cup vegetable oil
1/2     cup sugar
1/4     cup California Dried Plum purée
2    large eggs
1    teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3    cup all-purpose flour
Pinch salt
1/2    cup coarsely chopped walnuts


Directions

Heat oven to 325ºF.  Spray an 8- X 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving the paper overhanging on 2 sides; spray paper with cooking spray.  In large heatproof bowl, melt chocolate with oil over simmering water. Whisk in sugar and dried plum purée until mixed; whisk in eggs and vanilla. Fold in flour and salt just until blended; fold in walnuts. Scrape batter into prepared pan, spreading it evenly. Bake about 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the brownies comes out clean. Cool in pan at least 10 minutes; remove from pan and cut into 2-inch squares.


Nutrition Facts

Calories
176
Cholesterol
26mg
Total Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
3g
Monounsaturated Fat
1g
Polyunsaturated Fat
4g
Trans Fat
0g
Sodium
27mg
Carbohydrate
20g
Protein
3g
Fiber
1g
Potassium
94mg

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