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Apple Blondies

Apple blondies are a simple fall dessert. Baked with brown sugar, cinnamon and chopped apples, these bars are packed with fall flavor.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 squares
Calories 156kcal
Author Ashley C.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (142 g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled (1 stick or 113 g)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed (200 g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 2 apples peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch squares

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line an 8-inch by 8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter and brown sugar until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Add the flour mixture and stir just until combined (careful not to overmix). Fold in chopped apples.
  • Transfer batter to prepared baking pan (the batter will be a little thick). Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool and cut into squares and serve.

Notes

  • We recommend using Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples for baking. They keep their texture and flavor through the baking process.
  • When stirring in the flour, it's okay to leave pockets of flour. The flour will disappears when the apples are added. 
  • Store blondies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 204IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg