Marbled Brownies with Amaretto & Ricotta

Author: traeger

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty Rating: 2/5
  • One 18.3 ounce package “family size” brownie mix, or your favorite brownie recipe
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preperation Steps
  • Coat a 9- by 13-inch nonstick baking pan with cooking spray or softened butter and set aside. (If you do not have a nonstick pan, line a regular one with buttered foil or parchment paper.)
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, egg, amaretto, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla and whisk together thoroughly. Set aside.
  • Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions. Spread the brownie batter evenly in the prepared pan. Randomly drop dollops of the ricotta mixture over the batter. Run a plastic knife through the ricotta mixture to give the brownies a marbled look. (A plastic knife is less likely to scratch your pan’s nonstick surface.)
  • When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 350 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Put the pan with the brownie mixture directly on the grill grate and bake according to the package directions, about 25 to 30 minutes. Insert a bamboo skewer or toothpick in the center of the brownies to determine if they are done: the batter should not be wet.
  • Transfer the brownies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Cut into squares.