Friday, October 12, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Blondies



        Last friday I was sittting here talking about the Exact same thing..it's cold and the rain is pouring down. I was baking an apple dessert for the family to help cheer them up when coming in from this horrible weather. Well here I am again,chatting about the weather,baking another apple dessert to cheer the family up, and blogging about the one I baked last friday. The funny thing is..we had sun all week long! it's getting cold but I will take the crisp fall days instead of the usual rainy ones.

This blondie recipe was over the top fantastic. It was the perfect thing to serve along side cups of steaming coffee for the adults and hot cocoa for the boys ( the oldest thinks he's ready for coffee at 14. I'm saying dream on and drink your hot cocoa). It's a a moist tart with a chewy crust and there is a hint of caramel flavor from the melting of the butter and brown sugar. We loved everything about this and have no problems serving this to anyone that comes over. So cheer someone up in your life..bake these wonderful blondies!

As a side note, I was out of vanilla extract so I subbed in 1/2 teaspoon of butter vanilla. If you are able to use some aswell I totally encourage you to do so. It really took the buttery caramel like flavor to another level.

Apple Cinnamon Blondies

1-1/2 cups Packed Light Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Butter
1-1/4 cups All-purpose Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 Large Eggs,room temperature
1 tsp. Vanilla or 1/2 tsp. Butter Vanilla
1-1/2 cups Chopped Granny Smith Apples,skins on
1/2 cup Cinnamon Chips

Pre heat oven to 350 or 180 celcius. Grease an 11 inch ( I used a 10 inch) tart pan with non stick spray;set aside.

Melt butter and brown sugar in a heavy duty saucepan over mdium heat stirring constantly;remove from heat and set aside.

In medium bowl, whisk together the flour,salt,cinnamon, and baking powder. In a seperate large bowl,whisk eggs and vanilla;add melted butter mixure and whisk until combined. Slowly whisk in dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in apples and cinnamon chips with a large wooden spoon.

Pour batter into prepared pan and spread out evenly.

Bake 25-30 mins or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool on wire rack. When you get ready to slice the blondies into perfect pie pieces make sure you run the knife along the edges of the blondies because they tend to stick to the sides when taking out.

Yield: 12 slices..we're pigs and got 8
Source: Baked by Rachel