Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

I have been posting a lot of apple recipes lately, but one of my other favorite fall flavors is pumpkin.  Pumpkin flavored things are great for Halloween or Thanksgiving.  My husband also doesn’t like pumpkin, I know he is crazy, so anything I make with my pumpkin is eaten by myself and my 3 year old.   That means more pumpkin for me, so that is fine.
Last year I made some brownie bites that combined pumpkin with chocolate.  I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate and think that they go really well together.  I decided to pair one of my favorite Thanksgiving desserts, pumpkin cheesecake, and combine it with brownies.  These brownies are easy to make and would be a great dessert for a Halloween party or for Thanksgiving.
 These Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies are an easy and delicious treat.  I loved the combination of the pumpkin cheesecake and brownies and the cheesecake made the brownies so moist and fudgy. I used a box mix, making these brownies really easy to make, but feel free to use your favorite brownie recipe if you rather.  These would be great for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or anytime.  These brownies tasted fantastic and I couldn’t get enough of them.  I hope that you try them and enjoy!



Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies


    Brownies (or use your favorite brownie recipe)
  • 1 box (18.3 ounces) 13x9 Size Fudge brownies
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir the brownie mix, water, oil, and 2 eggs together in a medium sized bowl until combined.
  3. Reserve 1/4 cup of brownie mix and pour the rest of the brownie batter into a greased 13x9 inch pan.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Then beat in the egg until combined. Then beat in the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice until combined.
  5. Dollop spoonfuls of the cheesecake batter evenly on top of the brownie batter. Then cover the cheesecake with the reserved 1/4 of brownie batter. Glide a knife through the brownie and cheesecake batters to create a swirl pattern.
  6. Bake the brownies for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the brownies to cool before cutting. Store in an airtight container.


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  1. The brownie looks fantastic and I can’t wait to make it. I am wondering how much cream cheese? I’m thinking 8 oz, but would like to confirm. Thank you!

  2. Whoa! These look so fudgy and good, Alyssa! Ha, when I make something that my boyfriend doesn’t like, I have the same attitude. MORE FOR ME!

  3. These look beautiful, I love the orange swirls through the brownies, so pretty! And pumpkin cheesecake with a chocolate brownie is never a bad idea! These would be delicious!