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Easy Apple Blondies

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Apple Blondies are a regular request in our household. With hints of cinnamon, they are bursting with apple flavor.

It is difficult to get my daughter to eat fruits and vegetables by choice, so I sneak them in where ever I can. Blondies are the perfect dessert to customize with a variety of fruits, but apple is definitely my favorite.

The apples can be chopped by hand or in a food processor. You want the piece to be the size of the tip of your pinkie. You could shred the apples using a box grater, but I really like to see the apple chunks in the blondies.

The texture is a little more cake-like than chewy, and would be perfect topped with a sprinkling of powdered sugar or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Feel free to swap the apples out for another fruit or vegetable. I think this would be delicious with pears or even shredded zucchini or carrots. Let me know if you try a variation.

Yield: 24 Servings

Apple Blondies

Apple Blondies

Soft and slightly chewy, these Apple Blondies will be the hit of any party.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 2/3 cup Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 cups AP Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup Peeled, Chopped Apples
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Nuts (optional)


  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2.  Cream butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with a hand mixer or whisk.
  3.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Beat to combine well.
  4.  Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.  Mix until just combined.
  5.  Stir in apples and optional nuts.
  6.  Spread batter in a greased 9x13 inch baking pan.
  7.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8.  Cool completely and cut into squares.


Any variety of apple may be used.  I prefer either Granny Smith for its tart flavor or Gala or Fuji for their crisp texture.

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g

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By on February 15th, 2019

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