This apple blondies recipe is the perfect fall dessert with an easy batter you can whip up in minutes! These apple bars are made with fresh chopped apples and warm flavors of cinnamon and sugar.
If you are looking for a simple dessert that resembles the taste of apple pie and apple cake, you must try our favorite apple blondies. With an irresistible crisp crinkle topping, our family and friends request these apple squares all season long!
Maybe you're more of a pumpkin spice fan? Try our pumpkin blondies, instead!
Not Your Classic Blondies
After researching and reading different articles, I found that one difference between a brownie and a blondie is the type of sugar used. Blondies are made with brown sugar while brownies typically use white sugar, however, this blondie recipe uses white sugar that helps create the crackle topping.
Then Why Are These Called Blondies?
Although these apple bars use white sugar, I named them apple blondies because that was the most popular name suggestion when polling my followers. I had to agree, because they're not quite the texture of cake, and they're definitely not brownies. I almost name them apple chess squares!
Ingredients and Instructions
(full printable recipe at end of post)
Apples, of course, are the star this show! We prefer Granny Smith, but you can use your favorite tart variety. The rest of the ingredients can be found in most home pantries.
Here's What You Need:
- Apples -- Tart apples are best when baking sweet desserts. As stated above, we prefer Granny Smith. You will peel, core and dice the apples into tiny pieces.
- Wet mixture -- Eggs, sugar, oil.
- Dry mixture -- Flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
Here's How To Make Them
- Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9x13 baking pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and oil. Stir in the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
- Fold chopped apples into the batter.
- Spread batter into prepared pan.
- Bake 35 to 45 minutes until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
You can serve these warm, cold, or at room temperature. Dust with powdered sugar for a pretty presentation!
We think these apple blondies are the perfect dessert as written, but it's always fun to try new versions! If you have walnuts or pecans on hand, try stirring a handful of chopped nuts into the batter. White chocolate chips would be a nice addition, as well as a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
We like to eat these as bars with our fingers, but if you prefer a spoon, top a warm apple square with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. SO good!
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- 3 large eggs
- 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups peeled, cored, and finely diced tart apples (we prefer Granny Smith) , about 2 medium apples
- Preheat oven 350°F. Grease 9x13 metal pan.
- In large bowl, whisk eggs, sugar and oil until light.
- Stir in flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda with a wooden spoon. Gently fold in apples.
- Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, until top is golden and crackly and passes toothpick test.
- Let cool and cut into squares.
- Traditionally, we eat these at room temperature as bars, but you can serve them warm, cold or at room temperature.
- Try them right out of the oven topped with a scoop of ice cream.
- A dusting of powdered sugar makes them really pretty!
- Nutrition information is an estimate only and given as a courtesy.
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