July: National Berry Month
Add some razzle dazzle to boring basic brownies with raspberry jam and chocolate ganache! These brownies are rich and fudgy and have become one of our favorite indulgences! We typically have them with a side of fresh raspberries to balance the sweetness with a tart taste. Raspberry brownies are a delicious decadent dessert to bake/eat/serve during National Berry Month.
(Adapted from Kraft Foods)
For the brownies
- 4 ounces/squares of unsweetened baking chocolated\ (we used Baker’s brand)
- ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate with the butter. Stir until smooth. Let stand for five minutes to cool slightly. Mix in the sugar. Beat in the eggs. Add the vanilla.
Stir in the flour to make a smooth brownie batter. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with foil, leaving some overhang on the sides. Mist with cooking spray. Spread the brownie batter in the pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely before topping it with raspberry jam and chocolate ganache.
For the topping
- ¼ cup seedless raspberry jam
- 6 ounces/squares semi-sweet baking chocolate (we used Baker’s brand)
- ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
Stir the raspberry jam until smooth. Spread over the top of the cooled brownies. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate with whipping cream. Melt in the microwave for two minutes. Stir until smooth and well blended.
Carefully spread over the raspberry jam mixture. Chill the brownies in the refrigerator for at least an hour to allow the ganache to set. Remove from the refrigerator and lift the brownies from the pan with the foil handles. Slice into small squares (approximately 32 pieces).
- Wipe the blade of the knife after slicing each time to make clean cuts through the frosted brownies.
- Because this is a very rich dessert, smaller servings with fresh fruits/raspberries are recommended.
- Search our blog for other recipes containing raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries.