Raspberry Ribbon Brownies

Schmitty posted 11-21-99 2:05 AM

Raspberry Ribbon Brownies

1 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate chopped
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup raspberry preserves

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

In small bowl, combine filling ingredients and blend well. Set aside.

In large saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and butter, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat and cool 15 minutes.

When cooled, add 2 cups sugar and vanilla; blend well. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup and level off. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.

Pour half of chocolate batter into greased and floured pan. Drop filling mixture by teaspoons over chocolate layer. Spread carefully to cover chocolate layer. Spoon preserves over filling. Carefully spoon remaining chocolate batter over filling and preserves spreading evenly to pan edges.

Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or till set. Cool completely, then cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

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