1 box Pillsbury Brownie Mix, Family size, 9×13
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 Tablespoons butter
4 small-medium baking apples, peeled and thinly sliced
4 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (or other nut of choice)
Prepared Caramel sauce, warmed in microwave (I use the caramel apple dip or ice cream topping)
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Prepare brownie mix according to package directions.
Pour into a 11×7 inch (makes thicker brownies) baking dish that’s been lined with sprayed tin foil (easier to remove and cut brownies).
Place softened cream cheese and sugar into a mixing bowl, mix until smooth.
Place dollops of cheese over brownie batter.
Use a butter knife to carefully swirl without dragging against the bottom of dish.
Place butter into a large skillet over medium heat to melt.
Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and chopped walnuts.
Cook and stir for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and pour evenly over brownies.
Bake for 45-55 minutes or until center of brownies are cooked through.
Remove and let cool completely before cutting into squares.
Just before serving, drizzle with caramel sauce.
Yields 8 large brownie squares