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Jun 27, 2008 10:23 AM

Brownie w/ Strawberries on top?

I bought a brownie w/ strawberry pieces on top at a farmer's market in Asheville. It surprised me how good it was. Each piece of strawberry had caused a small pocket of slightly underbaked brownie (deliciously gooey) right beneath the berry. The berries themselves did not seem to be completely cooked.

So, do you think if I bake a batch of brownies and top w/ berry halves w/ maybe 1/2 the baking time left that would do the trick? By chance, has anyone seen a recipe like this?

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  1. I haven't come across it, but sounds delicious! Perhaps they put the strawberry on top in the middle of baking?

    Let us know how it turns out if you try it.


      danna, this is a variation my family & I enjoy. See what you think.

      1. Ooh, that does sound tasty. I'm pretty sure you would have to put the strawberry (or fruit of choice) on top much later in cooking. Probably not even with half the baking time, since that might turn your strawberries to mush. I think brownies usually go in for about thirty minutes. I might try doing the strawberries for no longer than ten at the end? You can also test half the brownies with strawberries put in at different times (science experiment!).

        Also I think a lot of recipes with strawberries in pastries will have them coated in honey before anything else is done with them. This might seem overly sweet but if your strawberries don't match the intense sweetness of the brownies they might taste a little sour on top (unless you like them that way).

        1. Not really brownies, but I made these Strawberry Chocolate Thumbprints, and they went over very well. I made them mostly because I was curious, not necessarily because I thought they would be outstanding. But, a lot of people said they were their favorite cookie that I've made! The strawberries aren't cooked in this recipe, so to me your brownies sound even better. Have you attempted them yet?