Bittersweet Brownies with Cranberries

You all know I'm not a great chocolate lover, but who could resist these? Deep, dark chocolate and chock full of fresh cranberries. These are fudgy inside, with a crunchy top and when you bite into it, you get a hit of sour from the cranberries. Great foil for this rich brownie and a perfect way to start off my holiday recipes!

Bittersweet Brownies with Cranberries
From Gerhard Jenne's Deservedly Legendary Baking via Luisa at Wednesday Chef

3 eggs
1 1/3 cups sugar
6 1/4 ounces butter
6 1/4 ounces dark chocolate (I used 60% cocoa solids), chopped into small pieces
1 1/3 cups flour plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 1/4 ounces fresh cranberries

Heat the oven to 350 F . Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper.
Break the eggs into a mixing bowl, then whisk in the sugar until frothy. Set aside.
Put the butter in a pan and melt over medium heat until it has completely melted. Turn off the heat, add the chocolate, and stir until melted.
Whisk the eggs and sugar again until pale and frothy, then whisk in the chocolate mixture until well combined. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and stir gently with a spatula until there are no white streaks remaining. Add the salt. Fold in the cranberries. 
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and level the top. Bake for about 25 minutes, then place on a cooling rack to cool completely. Cut into squares and serve.


  1. You know Barbara, really I think these brownies look perfect and delicious !!!
    happy Halloween !!

  2. Chocolate isn't my first favourite thing either. But these look just wonderful!

  3. Very tempting! Brownies are so irresistible.



  4. Sounds like a perfect marriage!

  5. I LOVE the add of cranberries in these brownies. They look awesome!

  6. Two of my favorites- chocolate and cranberry. They must taste fantastic.

  7. I am not a big fan of brownie...now...with cranberries...I might become one...looks great Barbara...I love the idea of the tart cranberries in the sweet brownie...
    Thanks for the recipe...have a wonderful week :)

  8. These brownies look delicious Barbara, love the little red specs.

  9. if i'm going to eat chocolate, i've found that it's pretty okay with cranberries. there's a special balance there. :)

  10. What a delicious idea for Thanksgiving or Christmas, Barbara! I love chocolate ;)

  11. Great combination Barbara. Would love them. Holiday baking? Can't believe it is time.

  12. Bittersweet chocolate with tart cranberries…that is a nice combination for brownies.

  13. I love, love chocolate and more particularly the bittersweet! These bars look perfect!

  14. I am a chocolate lover and I can't resist! These are wonderful! :)

  15. I am not the biggest chocolate lover either but I've always loved brownies. Probably even more with cranberries and it's great that this uses fresh!



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