Skillet Pumpkin Fudge Brownies
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An 8 x 8 inch baking dish, or an 8 inch heavy stainless steel skillet can stand in for the cast iron skillet if you prefer.
Recipe type: Bar Cookies, Brownies
Serves: 8 to 10 brownies
  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup dutch process baking cocoa powder
  • ½ ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup each toasted chopped walnuts and dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยบ and generously butter an 8 inch cast iron skillet, or an 8 x 8 baking dish.
  2. Place the cast iron skillet in the oven [but not the baking dish, if that is what you use]
  3. Melt the butter, and in a medium mixing bowl immediately stir in the baking cocoa powder and cinnamon. i do all of the mixing in this recipe with a wooden spoon - no need to break out the mixer. Let sit for 5 minutes to hydrate the cocoa and cinnamon and to cool the mixture slightly.
  4. Mix in the brown sugar, and then the egg, and then the pumpkin, making sure each addition is completely mixed in before going on to the next.
  5. Measure in the flour, then sprinkle the salt and baking powder over it, then mix everything until well combined.
  6. Remove the skillet from the oven - be careful as it will be pretty hot - spread the batter evenly in the pan or dish, and then sprinkle the nuts and chocolate chips on top.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes in the skillet, 25 in a baking dish. A toothpick inserted near the center should only have a few moist crumbs on it, but no liquid batter at all.
  8. Cool for about 30 minutes before cutting - these are really good warm with vanilla ice cream, or just eaten out of hand. Store in a tightly closed container for up to 4 days at room temperature - in the fridge if any longer than that.
Recipe by The Creekside Cook at