Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite season. Honestly, I just love the cooler weather. Down here in the South, it’s quite a welcome relief! But there’s more, too. The leaves begin to turn, our sleeves get a bit longer, and roadside stands begin displaying the colors of the season in brightly colored gourds and pumpkins.
And while we really have most varieties of apples year-round now, apples and fall just seem to go hand-in-hand. From Granny Smith to Honeycrisp to Fuji to EverCrisp to Jazz to Pink Lady… I love them all!
So it’s the perfect time to share some delicious fall recipes. That’s where these Brown Sugar Apple Blondies come in. These are the perfect fall treat.
If you’ve made my Pecan Chewies, this has all the flavor of those, but with delicious bites of apple. They are absolutely incredible. For this particular recipe, I used Granny Smiths, but most apple varieties will work. I’d just recommend one that’s tart and rather firm, so they’ll hold their shape when baking. Y’all enjoy!
Brown Sugar Apple Blondies
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 firm apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat the oven to 350° F and spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the egg and mix well.
- In another bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together.
- Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Once combined, stir in the apples and pecans.
- Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown and set. Cool and cut into squares.