Place a strainer over a bowl deep enough so the bottom of the strainer doesn't
touch the bottom of the bowl. Put the applesauce in the strainer and set aside
to drain for 15 minutes; you should have 1 cup drained applesauce.
Place the oven rack in the lower-middle position and preheat the oven to
350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with butter-flavored vegetable
oil and set aside.
To make the filling: Mix the cream cheese, egg, egg whites and vanilla extract
in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium until combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. Set aside.
To make the batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder
and salt. Set aside.
Place the eggs and egg whites in a large mixing bowl and whisk until foamy.
Add the sugar, drained applesauce and vanilla extract and stir until the sugar
Fold in the flour mixture until the dry ingredients are just moistened.
Pour half of the brownie batter into the baking pan.
Spoon the cream cheese mixture on top.
Pour the remaining brownie batter on top of the cream cheese
mixture. With a butter knife, make swirls through the batter to produce a marbled
Bake for 55 minutes, or until the center is set.
Cool on a rack, cut into 2-inch squares and serve.
Makes 24 brownies.
Nutritional information per brownie: 224 calories (9.7% from fat), 2.4 g
fat (1.2 g saturated fat), 6.5 g protein, 47.3 g carbohydrate, 29 mg cholesterol,
158 mg sodium
Posted by kdipaolo at Recipe Goldmine 6/5/01 8:43:07 pm.