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Maple Cinnamon Apple Blondies

Recipes by Chef Steph

Chef Steph

Maple Cinnamon Apple Blondies

Warm up from a day in the snow with a fresh batch of these soft, decadent blondies topped with a sweet maple glaze.

ingredients

Batter
  • 1 1/2 stick - (3/4 cup) salted butter
  • 1/2 cup - apple butter
  • 1 1/2 cups - light brown sugar
  • 2 - large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon - vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon - baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons - cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon - nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon - kosher salt
  • 2 - tart apples, peeled , and chopped (about 2 cups chopped apples)
Glaze
  • 3 tablespoons - salted butter
  • 3 tablespoons - maple syrup
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cups - powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon - cinnamon
  • 1 pinch - salt
Prep time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15  minutes
Serves
4 to 8

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Add the butter to a medium pot set over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown, until it smells toasted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir often.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the apple butter and 1 cup brown sugar. Let cool 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla.
  5. Add the flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, mixing until just combined.
  6. Spread the dough out into the prepared dish.
  7. In a bowl, toss the apples with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Evenly sprinkle the apples over the dough.
  8. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, just until set in the center. If there is liquid in the center, swirl it around the pan, then bake for another 5 minutes. Let cool.
  9. Meanwhile, make the glaze. Add the butter to a small pot set over medium heat.
  10. Allow the butter to brown lightly until it smells toasted, about 2-3 minutes.
  11. Remove from the heat and whisk in the maple syrup, powdered sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
  12. Drizzle the glaze over the bars. Let set for 5 minutes. Cut into bars...snack and enjoy!

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