Chocolaty brownies are an ultimate comfort dessert. When you add cream cheese to the mixture, it just makes them that much better. Because the dairy content makes cream cheese brownies more perishable than regular brownies they should be stored properly in order to maintain their freshness and taste. Following a few simple storage steps will keep your cream cheese brownies tasting as delicious as the day the came out of the oven.
Allow the brownies to cool completely after baking. Check the cream cheese portions to make sure they are cool and firm before attempting to cut.
Use a sharp knife to cut the brownies into uniform squares and remove them from the baking pan.
Place the brownies in a medium sized lidded storage container. Do not stack the brownies on top of each other to avoid sticking. Seal the lid securely.
Place the container in the refrigerator and store for up to one week.
Although many recipes state that you can store cream cheese brownies for a few days before they need to be refrigerated, it is a good idea to start out storing them in the refrigerator to maximize the freshness of the cream cheese.
Cream cheese brownies taste best when they are served slightly warm or at room temperature. Remove the brownies from the refrigerator at least 20 minutes before you plan to serve them.
C.K. Wren graduated in 2001 from Utah State University with dual degrees in history and technical writing. She has written extensively for Demand Studios as well as several magazine publications.