Cinnamon Apple Brown Butter Blondies
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Yield: 1 (8 by 8-inch pan), about 12 servings
Cinnamon Apple Brown Butter Blondies combine sweet aromatic cinnamon apples with the gooey texture of a classic blondie; it’s a perfect pairing!
Apple Mix:
  • 2 medium sweet-tart apples, cored and chopped small (not peeled)
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Brown Butter Blondies:
  • 10 tablespoons (142 g) unsalted butter, browned and cooled slightly
  • ¾ cup (150 g) sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1 cup (128 g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F; line an 8 by 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper so it hangs over all 4 sides.
  2. For the apple mix, add all ingredients to a small saucepan; bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until the apples are tender and the liquid is evaporated, about 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool.
  3. For the brown butter blondies, whisk together the brown butter, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and molasses in a large bowl. Stir in the flour and salt until just combined, being careful not to over-mix. Fold in the apples (they should be syrupy).
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spread it out as evenly as possible, and bake until golden on the outside, but still a touch doughy in the center, about 27 to 31 minutes (be careful not to overbake, as these are best gooey in the center).
  5. Cool completely before cutting.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaic™ at