Dark Chocolate-Cherry Brownies
Adding cherries to brownies seemed like a brilliant idea— until we sampled batch after batch of soggy brownies.
Why This Recipe Works
A combination of unsweetened chocolate and Dutch-processed cocoa powder provides a richly chocolate base. While fresh and frozen cherries added too much moisture, dried cherries add a punch of cherry sweetness without affecting the brownie texture. Rehydrating them with a minimal amount of water and almond extract keeps the cherries from being leathery while infusing them with deep, complex flavor.