Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

5 from 2 votes

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Pumpkin cheesecake brownies are a fall treat that you have to make. You can make these in less than an hour and they come from Betty Crocker. So you know they have to be a classic!

A plate of brownies with a pumpkin in the background.

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About these

It was at a fall farmer’s market where I became inspired to make these pumpkin brownies. Everywhere I looked, I saw pumpkins. Big gourds, small gourds, decorative gourds. Gourds, gourds, gourds. 

You know what they say, right?   When handed a pumpkin, make pumpkin brownies. O.K., no one says that, but I am taking just a small amount of artistic license with the phrasing.

pumpkin cheesecake brownies on a platter.

Our cottage is very comfortable, but I have to say our kitchen at the cottage is not as well equipped as our kitchen at home. Don’t get me wrong, it is very nice. Because of this, I knew that I wanted to make this as easy as possible.

Also, I did not want to spend my Saturday in the kitchen. Who does? I had a book calling my name. This recipe uses a standard boxed brownie mix and canned pumpkin. You really can’t get any easier than that.

a close up of pumpkin cheesecake brownies.

What’s in them

Mix in a couple of eggs here, some cream cheese there, some vegetable oil and a couple of other standard ingredients, which everyone has in their pantry and voila the pumpkin brownie was born. Quick and easy and ever so delicious. A great treat for the fall, or for anytime you need your chocolate and pumpkin fix.

With dessert made, I leave you so that I can get to that book I’ve been trying to finish. Who am I kidding? I am going back to bed. -Scott

A close-up of a brownie.


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Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

5 from 2 votes
Inspired by bettycrocker.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Yield: 24 servings


  • 1 package, 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

for the brownie portion

  • 2 boxes brownie mix
  • 1.5 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs


  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. In small bowl, beat all filling ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Set aside.
  • Make brownie batter as directed on box, using ingredients as listed above.
  • Spread 3/4 of the batter in pan. Spoon filling by tablespoonfuls evenly over batter. Spoon remaining brownie batter over filling. Cut through batter several times with knife for marbled design.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted 1 inch from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
  • Store covered in refrigerator.


If the batter is not spreadable enough for you, add another egg, or a bit more water, or a bit more oil so that the consistency better lends itself to being evenly distributed in the pan.


Calories: 348kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 126mg, Potassium: 47mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 854IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. These look soooo good! My husband would just die for these! I will definitely need to make these a few times this fall

    1. Thanks for the great comments, Kim. I think your hubby will love you even more if you make these for him!

  2. These look delicious! I want to make these, but I’m a little confused about the directions for the brownie portion. Do I dump the two boxes of brownie mix in a bowl and add the ingredients you listed above? Or do I make the brownie mix according to the directions and combine the two batters to make one large batter using the instructions/ingredients on the brownie box? I’m so confused as I tried to make these the other night and the batter was so so thick, it was not spreadable at all. Thanks so much.

    1. When we made this recipe, we had the same question as you. In essence, Scott used all the ingredients as listed and as you experienced, he found the batter thick as well. Per Scott, if the batter is not spreadable enough for you, add another egg, or a bit more water, or a bit more oil so that the consistency better lends itself to being evenly distributed in the pan. That said, this batter is very thick. The brownies should come out as a dense and moist bar. We hope this explanation is helpful. This recipe and your question are good reminders that putting together great eats is not always an exact science but rather an art of sorts. Thanks so much for your question and feedback.

  3. These brownies look amazing! I’ll be sharing them on my FB page in my month- long pumpkin recipe collection. Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday!

  4. Yum! I love pumpkin and chocolate together, and these brownies look great! I’ll definitely have to make them real soon 🙂

  5. I love pumpkin brownies. I made some (without the cocoa/brownie mix – so actually a white brownie) and they were delicious! Can’t wait to try your version!