A giant plate of moist Caramel Apple Blondies are just what we all want as a snack, right? Soft and heavy on the butter with chunks of apples cooked in a caramel sauce, these blondies are your new favorite!
Brownies…blondies….brownies? Gahhh, I could go back and forth All. Day. Long.
And I still couldn’t give you an answer as to which one is my favorite. Both are so unique in their own way, kinda like my kids. I love them both, for very different reasons. So we’ll just leave my gooey bar dilemma at that. Even these Caramel Apple Blondies can’t help me decide and they’re loaded with chunks of apples cooked in a brown sugar and butter sauce and then folded into the fluffy buttery batter.
I’ve been making a lot of pumpkin stuff lately, so it was nice to make something that wasn’t orange but still stay on the fall theme with caramel and apples. I may have peaked on pumpkin too early. Probably not, I love everything pumpkin. No early peaking.
what do caramel apple blondies taste like?
They taste similar to a really good apple pie and a caramel latte!
Can I half the recipe?
Yes you can. I recommend using an 8 x 8 inch baking pan or brownie pan lined with parchment paper.
Am I able to make these ahead of time?
It’s a possibility but freshest is always better. If you make them the night before, let them cool and then cover with plastic wrap and store overnight in the fridge. Bring to room temperature before eating or serving.
What are the best apples to use?
A firm apple is best and one that can stand up to the baking and not turning to mush. Granny Smith’s are an excellent choice.
baking the apple blondies
- The caramel apple blondies are done when they begin to slightly crack on the surface and feel soft but not wet.
- Bake in the middle of the oven for even baking.
- Use parchment paper to line your 9 x 13 inch pan and not foil. I’ve had things stick to foil before but never to parchment paper.
- Let the blondies cool before slicing.
more tasty fall desserts
Caramel Apple Blondies
- 4 cups diced apples, peeled
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 oz butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
- 2 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ sticks soft butter (6oz)
- 2 ⅓ cups brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a large pan combine the first 5 ingredients and simmer over a low heat until the butter has melted and stir to combine. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350° F and line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder.
- Using a stand mixer, beat the soft butter until light and creamy.
- Add the brown sugar and beat well.
- Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each one and scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl. Mix on high until light the batter is light and airy.
- Pour in the vanilla and mix.
- Add the flour mixture in stages and mix on low speed until it’s all combined. Scrape down the bowl,
- Take the bowl off the machine and add the apple mixture and sauce.
- Using a spatula fold the apples through the batter and then transfer it to the prepared pan.
- Spread the batter out evenly towards the edges.
- Place the pan in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Let the blondies cool before slicing into squares.
I love apple desserts and these look so delicious! <3
Sounds pretty amazing!
I’d choose blondies over brownies all year long! But these are perfect for Fall :D
I can’t wait for apple picking to begin!! Gorgeous!!
I like blondies SO much better than brownies..and with caramel apple? YAS.
I don’t care what you call them, as long as I get one! (or two!)
I agree that I’d definitely choose these beauties over most desserts. Absolutely gorgeous!
I think I would definitely go for the white chocolate drizzle. It would also be good with milk chocolate drizzle too. Really you can’t go wrong here. Blondies, brownies it’s always a win!
Give me all the blondies, these are everything!
The texture of these looks just perfect, Gerry! And the chunks of apple inside? I might dare to choose these over an apple pie!
I have only more recently become a bigger fan of blondies. I mean, what’s not to like about butter and brown sugar?! Gorgeous ones here, love the apples!!
I’ve got these in the oven now the batter taste pretty amazing however I was confused on a few things.. according to these directions you only cook the apple mixture until the butter melts which left me with a very thin sauce I was unsure if I needed to actually let it cook longer to caramelize and thicken because according to this it doesn’t direct that. However there was nothing thick enough to fold in which had me second guessing and wondering if I’ve messed everything up! I truly hope these come out right because they took me all day to make! I peeled sliced and diced apples. I’m not sure this is something I will ever make again due to the time and effort it took to make.
What kind of Apple do you use ?
Usually always Granny Smiths