Caramel Apple Blondies
I figured I have tortured you all long enough by not posting a tasty recipe for a few days (or has it been even longer?). I don’t think it is possible to get all “pumpkined out”, but I thought I would switch to apple recipes for a bit.
Every Fall, my family and I like to visit a place in Northern California, called Apple Hill. It’s off Hwy 50 and it is what it says it is – a hill of several different apple farms. You can get tasty treats, pick your own apples, listen to music and eat bbq, and shop in cute little homemade type shops. There are some farms that just sell tons of great produce (mainly apples), apple butter, apple cider, apple pie, etc. You get the picture. I love the farms where they have apple samples, where you get to taste and compare the large variety of apples. I usually learn of a new one everytime I go! The atmosphere is just fabulous! I have been waiting for cooler weather, to really enjoy the full experience, so perhaps next week we’ll make a day of it.
This recipe for Caramel Apple Blondies is superb and is best when eaten warm. That helps the caramel not to get stuck in your teeth too. It was originally titled as a brownie, but I thought a blondie was more fitting. This recipe comes from Lemons for Lulu.
- 1 cup softened butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Granny Smith apples, chopped and peeled (or other good baking apples)
- 1 cup Kraft caramel bits
- cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 9×13 pan with non stick spray.
- In a mixer, combine butter and sugar and mix until creamy. Add eggs one at a time until each is well mixed.
- Add in flour, baking powder and cinnamon and mix.
- Stir in chopped apples until blended. Batter will be thick.
- Pour batter into prepared dish and sprinkle caramel bits over batter and press in slightly.
- Bake for 45 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Be sure to check out my other fantabulous Fall recipes below: