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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


  • 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


  • 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: 192 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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mbthorpe User ID: 8961623 256185
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2016

"I followed the recipe as written and this was delicious! I called it glazed apple-maple cake, because it was a cake, not a blondie. I have a picture, if I can figure out how to attach. For my kids (7 9), I will chop the apples smaller next time. They'd rather not have any apple chunks (used granny smiths). Will definitely make again!"

ljakes User ID: 6519155 254854
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2016

"Followed recipe exactly. They are quite sweet, but very good! I served them warm, with ice cream, and all my guests commented on how good these were!"

[email protected] User ID: 6824185 253635
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016

"These were very good. I cut the sugar in half along with the glaze. They turned out perfect. This one is a keeper!"

PfaffR User ID: 8322660 245441
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2016

"Excellent made with homemade syrup. My husband says "you can make these anything. They are amazing !" Getting ready to make more. You do need to cook longer than recipe calls for, I cook til toothpick comes out clean."

[email protected] User ID: 2350474 236105
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!!!!"

lambasio User ID: 4065974 233757
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."

tiffanykorn User ID: 6174400 232857
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

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

hhoupt User ID: 1336921 222304
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."

kef1321 User ID: 6648966 218836
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."

alexis518 User ID: 7130573 197035
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."

interpretermom User ID: 3118724 140310
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."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 200498
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!)"

efwynne User ID: 4092460 201058
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."

rjvav User ID: 1066104 121627
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

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

meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 189743
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."

howeavenue User ID: 6211932 121589
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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