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Glazed Apple-Maple Blondies Recipe

Glazed Apple-Maple Blondies Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large 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

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with parchment paper, letting ends extend up sides.
  • 2. 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).
  • 3. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs.
  • 4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat; 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.
  • 5. 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.

Reviews for Glazed Apple-Maple Blondies

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"I made these Glazed Apple-Maple Blondies for a friend's birthday and she loved them! The flavor of the maple syrup combined with the apples is fantastic!. I did not use the glaze in the recipe but cooled the Blondies and used a powdered sugar, maple flavoring, and half and half glaze. I drizzled the glaze over the cooled Blondies, let it set and then cut them into squares. Wonderful!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"Too much maple for me. I thought it could have used less apple, as well. Cook time was more like 37 minutes, and they were still undercooked in the center, but the edges were getting chewy. My husband LOVE THEM! He warmed it up and ate it with ice cream."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"Easy and delicious! Flaky bars, but not totally crumbly."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"I'm a maple fan, and I thought these were very good - but very, very sweet. I found myself eating handfuls of potato chips to counteract the sweetness. I'm saving the recipe, but am not 100% sure I'll make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"This didn't work for me but I'm willing to try again because I think they might taste great. I did use oat flour. That did not work at all. It was a sticky mess. I couldn't serve in anything but a glob. They didn't cut in to bars. I'll try again with regular flour, less glaze, less sugar, and wait until the batter is much cooler before adding the glaze."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2014

"This was way too sweet! IF I tried it again, I would eliminate about 1/2 cup brown sugar and all the maple syrup in the batter. I think just the maple glaze would give it enough maple flavor. Also, it definitely needs the full 30 minutes cooking time if following the recipe exactly."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"Not what I expected from looking at the picture. I thought they would be more like bars but instead they were "pancakes" soaked in maple syrup. They were very sweet. It wasn't bad but it's not something I would seek out to make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014 Edited Oct. 19, 2014

"I would rate this recipe as a 5* recipe! I tried this recipe 10/18/14 and found it to be very good! I admit that I had made adjustments on this recipe when I tried it! Thank you for sharing this recipe! I baked these bars for 30 minutes. delowenstein

(I have tried to list the other adjustments each time, but I can't seem to get any farther than what I reviewed here!)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"I agree with the consistency and texture, mine were more cake like too. But i was able to cut them into squares..just needed to let them cool. All in all they were delicious, the only thing I changed was the maple syrup, i used corn syrup instead."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"This is extremely sweet. I think it might be better,(less sweet) without the glaze."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

"These were really simple to make but agree about the consistency and texture. Unlike the reader below, the first day mine were more cake like than brownie. After they sat, the texture became more gooey, I guess. I'm assuming from the glaze soaking in more. They had a nice balance of apple and maple flavors. If I make them again I might try adding a little cinnamon."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

"I followed the recipe exactly. The result was very tasty but was very different in consistency than pictured and than I expected. I ended up with more of a bread pudding type of dessert, which we warmed and served with vanilla ice cream. It was delicious, but I was hoping for more of a cookie/blondie with frosting."

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