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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 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, room temperature
  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with parchment, 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; 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 blondie: 192 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • K. S.
    Apr 6, 2020

    BAA HUM BUG CORONA VIRUS .......DEL!GHTFUL LOVE LOVE LOVE I have cheated on my Butter Toffee chocolate cookies. YES YES YES!!! First of all this was a complete devotion to MAPLE so I used Grade B maple then I returned some of her very own Lovely extract to her and because I yearn for maple and extract butter to smooth and sooth the sweet blend 1 tsp butter extract {yes more butter} . Once the cake mostly cool I added the Glaze... Del!ghtful !!!When I make sweets I eat so much and I have found over the years giving myself rich decadent flavors that I long for help with my portion control . This cake lasted almost 4 Hours....My naughty side added white chocolate syrup... Making it many times and then again. Thank you.

  • Maria
    Mar 5, 2020

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  • rwippel
    Mar 1, 2020

    Absolutely delicious bars. It took me 40 minutes to bake. The glaze was a nice touch. I think this was more of a cake than a blondie, but still an amazing dessert.

  • Jennifer
    Oct 27, 2019

    Tasty apple dessert bar. When I made them it took over 40 minutes in the oven, and the texture was more cake than blondie but super moist and had good flavor. Based on prior reviews I was worried that the glaze would make it too sweet... so I added a little powdered sugar to the glaze to make it thicker, and just drizzled it over the top. (I had leftover glaze that I ate like candy after it had cooled). I got lots of rave reviews from my coworkers. I rated it a 4/5 because I was expecting a chewy blondie and got cake instead.

  • Remenec
    Oct 26, 2019

    These are so tasty, and full of fall flavor. The apples and maple syrup really revs up the flavor in this blondie recipe. I used honey crisp apples, as they are my favorite for baking. Definitely a hit with the kids!

  • Andrew
    Oct 8, 2019

    Absolutely amazing! As some other reviews have said, these bars are quite sweet, but if you want a sweet appley dessert, this recipe is perfect. I used three larger zester apples, and while I would never complain about too much apple, it definitely overshadowed the maple flavor just a pit. Again to reiterate other reviews, it definitely takes at least 30 minutes, or just wait until you see the top start to just turn golden. The frosting was great as well, though I want to try it again with just a little more maple syrup. Overall, a stellar recipe if you want something sweet!

  • mona4eyes
    Aug 27, 2019

    Very tasty! I did reduce the brown sugar (for both the cake and glaze) and crumbled in six pieces of crisply cooked bacon.

  • Diane
    Jun 2, 2019

    I added 3/4 cup chopped pecans when I added the apple. And when I made the glaze, I used 1/4 cup maple syrup and 1/4 cup Jim Beam. OMG! That just raised it to another level!

  • dschultz01
    Oct 29, 2018

    These were excellent. Made them exactly as written. Great dessert!

  • mnbaker17
    Aug 2, 2017

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