Moist and Fudgy Brownies with California Dried Plums

Looking for a healthy dessert recipe using dried plums? California Dried Plum purée can make your favorite baked treats healthier by adding moisture while decreasing the amount of sugar and fat in a standard brownie recipe. And the scrumptious flavor of dried plums is truly indulgent!

Recipes provided by California Dried Plums

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  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup California Dried Plum puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • cooking spray


Heat oven to 325°F. Spray an 8" x 8" baking pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving the paper overhanging on 2 sides; spray paper with cooking spray.

In large heatproof bowl, melt chocolate with oil over simmering water. Whisk in sugar and dried plum purée until mixed; whisk in eggs and vanilla. Fold in flour and salt just until blended; fold in walnuts.

Scrape batter into prepared pan, spreading it evenly.

Bake about 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the brownies comes out clean. Cool in pan at least 10 minutes; remove from pan and cut into 2-inch squares.