I’ve had to make these apple blondies at least three times in order to take pictures of them. Each time I made them, they disappeared long before I could get their picture taken with no leftovers to be seen. So one lazy Saturday afternoon, I decided to make them again to get them photographed and on the blog.
I had intentions of posting them earlier, as inspiration for all of you trying to figure out what to do with those bags of pretty apples on your counter. Not that there isn’t one billion other ways to enjoy them. (Like in my caramel apple dessert pizza, or in a traditional apple pie, or even just plain!) But these are one of the quickest baking ideas for apples and they’re amazingly soft and chewy with a perfect cinnamony (my newest, favoritest, fall word) flavor to compliment the apples. Pecans are also a great addition to these apple blondies, but since Tyler doesn’t care for them, and I don’t care to eat a whole pan myself, I usually leave them out. They are great either way.
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups apples, finely diced
- 1 cup chopped pecans, if desired
- Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large microwave proof bowl, melt butter. Beat in sugar and eggs until fluffy. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined. Gently fold in apples and pecans, if desired. Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
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