Moist and Fudgy Brownies with California Prunes

"California Prune puree can make your favorite baked treats healthier by adding moisture while decreasing the amount of fat and sugar in recipes."
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 16

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  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup California Prunes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • Step 1

    Heat oven to 325ºF.

  • Step 2

    Spray an 8- X 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving the paper overhanging on 2 sides; spray paper with cooking spray.

  • Step 3

    In large heatproof bowl, melt chocolate with oil over simmering water.

  • Step 4

    Whisk in sugar and dried plum purée until mixed; whisk in eggs and vanilla.

  • Step 5

    Fold in flour and salt just until blended; fold in walnuts.

  • Step 6

    Scrape batter into prepared pan, spreading it evenly.

  • Step 7

    Bake about 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the brownies comes out clean.

  • Step 8

    Cool in pan at least 10 minutes; remove from pan and cut into 2-inch squares.

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