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Glazed Apple-Maple Blondies

 Glazed Apple-Maple Blondies
My 6-year-old son and I conjured up this recipe to use up the last of the apples we picked from the local apple orchard. Serve it with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream. Heather Bates, Athens, Maine
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups chopped peeled apples (about 3 medium)
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with parchment
  • paper, letting ends extend up sides.
  • In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, melted butter, syrup and vanilla
  • until blended. Beat in eggs. In another bowl, whisk flour, salt and
  • baking soda; gradually beat into brown sugar mixture. Stir in apples
  • (batter will be thick).
  • Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown
  • and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat;

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Glazed Apple-Maple Blondies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • stir in syrup and brown sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat;
  • cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from
  • heat; cool slightly.
  • Pour glaze over warm blondies. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  • Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 blondie equals 192 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.