Apple Blondies With Cinnamon Glaze~Bursting with apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter, these dessert blondies with a cinnamon glaze are a sweet and chewy way to celebrate autumn and apple season. Actually, this apple blondie recipe is perfect dessert at any time of the year!
Easier than an apple pie but just as delicious, these apple blondie bars with a cinnamon glaze may just be your new favorite fruity dessert. They’re ridiculously simple to make and outrageously swoon-worthy, especially if served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. Let’s celebrate apples, the fall season, and all things spicy and sweet with these blondies!
What are blondies?
Blondies are flavored with vanilla and sometimes caramel, rather than cocoa, which is the defining flavor of brownies. Thanks to brown sugar in the mix, along with browned butter, the flavor and color of blondies help distinguish blondies from brownies. The brown sugar also lends chewiness to blondies and helps keep them moist rather than cakey.
Which variety of apples should I use?
If you’ve ever walked through the produce department at your favorite grocery store during the fall and have been overwhelmed by the varieties of apples available, you’re not alone. From gorgeous red and pink varieties such as Fuji, Gala, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, and Honey Crisp to yellow varieties like Ginger Gold, Golden Delicious, or bright green apples like Granny Smith, it can be confusing to know which ones to use for baking. Most bakers agree that Granny Smith and Honey Crisp are two varieties that hold up well in texture and flavor during the baking process. Luckily, these two varieties are in abundance during most of the year.
How to make the apple blondie batter
You can have this apple blondie batter mixed, poured, and baking in the oven in less than 10 minutes. Here’s how:
Prepare a 9 x 13 baking dish by lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
Peel, core, and chop two apples. Make sure you dice the apples on the small side for the perfect bite! Set aside.
Mix the melted butter and sugars until smooth and creamy.
With a large spoon, stir in the eggs, vanilla extract, and spices and then gently fold in the diced apples. Take care to not over-mix.
Pour the apple blondie batter into your prepared baking dish and bake for approximately 30 minutes.
Cool these awesome apple blondies for an hour before pouring the cinnamon glaze over them.
How to make the cinnamon glaze
While the apple blondies are baking in the oven, make this simple but awesome cinnamon glaze.
With a mixer, combine softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a little milk.
Set aside until the apple blondies have cooled for about an hour.
Pour over the apple blondies and let the glaze set before slicing.
How to serve apple blondie bars
For a totally drool-worthy way to serve these apple blondies, plate one up while it’s still slightly warm (or there’s no shame in sticking it in the microwave for a few seconds just to heat it a smidge). Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and let it start to melt before presenting it to your friends and family. Watch their eyes light up!
Alternatively, you can just grab a bar and dig in, with or without the ice cream. You’ll still swoon at the classic flavors of apple, cinnamon, and brown sugar in such a tasty treat.
Don’t wait for a party or a special event – make these apple blondies with a cinnamon glaze as soon as you can! This blondie recipe will definitely be among one of your most requested by family and friends.
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Bursting with apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter, these dessert blondies with a cinnamon glaze are a sweet and chewy way to celebrate autumn and apple season. Actually, this apple blondie recipe is perfect any time of the year!
- Apple Blondies:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3⁄4 cup butter (melted)
- 1⁄2 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 apples, peeled and diced small
- Cinnamon glaze:
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp butter, softened 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix the ingredients for the glaze and set aside.
- For the blondies, mix butter and sugars until creamy and smooth.
- Add vanilla, eggs, seasonings, and stir.
- Fold in the flour and apples gently until combined.
- Prepare a 9 x 13 dish and then pour the blondie mixture into the dish.
- Bake for 28-32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Cool for 1 hour before pouring the glaze over the apple blondies.
- Slice before serving.
*Really good when re-warmed and served with vanilla ice cream!
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- Hand Mixer
- Mixing Bowls
- Ifuerte 10-Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set
- OXO 9x13 Casserole Dish
- Jackie's Kitchen Allspice, 2 Ounce
- Organic Valley, Organic Low Fat Cultured Buttermilk, Pasteurized, Quart, 32 Ounces
- 365 Everyday Value, Unsalted Butter, 16 oz
- Domino Powdered Sugar, 32 Oz
- McCormick Ground Cinnamon, 2.37 oz
- Rodelle Gourmet Pure Vanilla Extract, 8 Oz
- C&H, Cane Sugar, Golden Brown, 2lb Bag (Pack of 2)
- Domino Sugar, Granulated, 4LB Canister
- 365 Everyday Value, All-Purpose Flour, 5 lb
Amount Per Serving Calories 288Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 54mgSodium 99mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 1gSugar 37gProtein 2g