Delicious Apple Cinnamon Blondies – Fall Dessert

Delicious Apple Cinnamon Blondies - Fall Dessert

Here’s a fantastic treat that’s your ticket from late summer to early fall – these apple cinnamon blondies with maple cream cheese frosting are gonna blow your taste buds away. They’re the perfect dessert for a fall-themed dinner or a delightful addition to your Thanksgiving spread.

Delicious Apple Cinnamon Blondies

For the Blondies:

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter (melted and slightly browned)
  • 2 1/3 cups (290 grams) of all-purpose flour (spoon it into the measuring cup and level off, no need to pack it – this keeps your dough just right)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 2/3 cups (330 grams) of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla

For the Apples:

  • 2 cups of peeled and chopped apples (I used Honey Crisp)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of butter

For the Maple Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces of cream cheese (softened and at room temp – take it out of the fridge a few hours before using)
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter (softened – take it out of the fridge a few hours before using)
  • 1 cup of confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Now, let’s get cooking:

  1. Fire up your oven to 350 degrees. In a large pan, melt 1 cup of butter (that’s 2 sticks) over low heat.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Give it a good whisk and set it aside.
  3. Once your butter is all melted, turn up the heat just a tad (from low to medium) and let it get slightly browned. This should only take a few minutes, so keep stirring to prevent burning.
  4. While the butter’s browning, peel those 2 apples and chop ’em up into small pieces. Saute them in a large pan with 1 tablespoon of butter for about 10 minutes to give ’em a slight cooking head start. Add in 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and stir it in. Take it off the heat.
  5. In a big bowl, mix your melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla until you’ve got a sort of caramel consistency. Add in your dry ingredients and fold them in with a spatula.
  6. Now, add in those yummy cinnamon apples and fold them in too. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper and bake it for 35-45 minutes (keep an eye on this as every oven is different). The tops should turn a beautiful golden brown, and the center should be firm, not jiggly.
  7. While your blondies are baking, whip up your cream cheese frosting. In a large bowl, put your SOFTENED cream cheese and butter. Use a hand mixer to mix ’em up good. Add in your powdered sugar and maple syrup, and mix again. Stick it in the fridge.
  8. Take the pan out of the oven and let it cool for an hour before removing. After that hour, lift it out from the parchment paper and transfer it to a cooling rack. Let it cool for another 1-2 hours – you want it fully cooled, because your frosting will melt (thanks to the butter) if you put it on too-warm blondies.
  9. Spread your frosting on your blondies, sprinkle on some cinnamon, cut it into squares, and dive into deliciousness!

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