German Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Black Cherry Preserves

The classic brownie, German style, with flavors of dark chocolate, black cherry, apple butter and honey. Recipe by Chef Jackie Newgent.
Course Dessert
Keyword Oktoberfest
Servings 24 brownies


  • 3 pkgs German dark chocolate e.g. Vivani or Ritter Sport, 3-1/2 ounces each
  • 1/4 cup German black cherry preserves e.g. Zentis
  • 3 tbsp German spiced apple butter e.g. Grafschafter
  • 2 tbsp German Acacia honey e.g. Langnese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose unbleached flour*
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Break or cut chocolate into 1-inch pieces and place in heatproof bowl. Gently melt chocolate in double boiler. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • Coat an 8-inch square non-stick baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In large bowl combine preserves, apple butter, honey, eggs, egg whites, salt and vanilla extract. Whisk to thoroughly combine. Whisk in flour until smooth. Slowly pour melted chocolate into batter, whisking continuously. Spread batter in pan. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  • Bake 20 minutes or until springy to the touch. Cool on rack. Cut into 24 bars.
Recipe developed by Jackie Newgent, C.D.N., R.D.


*Option: Use mixture of 1/4 cup all-purpose, unbleached flour and 3 tablespoons whole-wheat flour.

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