You’re probably thinking – ugh, another apple recipe. It doesn’t help that I’m also really late to the game in posting this. If your autumn is anything like a typical autumn in Vermont you’ve already been wading through piles of apple everything, seriously; apple pies, sauces, donuts, cakes, breads, drinks, salads, stuffings, candies, dressings, and roasts are just the tip of the apple iceberg. I’ve made hundreds, I mean hundreds, of these Apple Blondies over the past couple of months. As it happens, I have actually hit upon a recipe that will *shocked gasp* outshine it’s classic chocolate counterpart. Even the staunchest of chocolate lovers have been converted by the buttery sweet goodness of these Apple Blondies. Even if you’re, understandably, appled-out, give this recipe a try, you won’t regret it, and it will put a satisfactory end to the zillions of disappointing apple recipes you feel obligated to test out every apple season.
Recipe makes a 9×13 pan of blondies.
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 2 cups Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/4 cup Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 cup diced Apples
- Preheat the oven to 350 F (~177C).
- Line a 9×13 baking pan with aluminum foil and grease well.
- In a sauce pan combine the butter and brown sugar, and place over moderate heat.
- Melt the butter and the brown sugar together until smooth to create your butterscotch.
- Stir in the vanilla and salt.
- Remove the pan from the heat, and transfer the mixture into a mixing bowl. Allow the butterscotch to cool slightly. 5 – 10 minutes is a good cooling window. You want it cool enough to not scramble your eggs but warm enough that it hasn’t begun to solidify or turn grainy.
- Meanwhile, sift together the flour, cinnamon, and baking powder.
- Once the butterscotch has cooled enough, beat in the eggs. Do this while continuing to vigorously mix so that the eggs don’t stay in a single spot and begin to cook.
- Add in the flour. Mix until fully incorporated.
- Fold in the apples.
- Pour your batter into the greased pan.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.