Apple Blondies Recipe

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This chewy Apple Blondie recipe is loaded with fresh apples, cinnamon and nutmeg in each bite. Serve these blondies warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce!

Looking for more blondie recipes? If you are a blondie lover, make sure and check out my Butterscotch Blondies, Cinnamon Roll Blondies and Coconut Blondies.

A Classic Blondie Recipe with Apples

These chewy apple blondies with gorgeous crackly tops are what Fall dreams are made of! 

They are quick to whip up, using melted butter and fresh apples, and will fill your house with the most amazing smell as they bake.

Each chewy bite is loaded with tender apple pieces, cinnamon and nutmeg. You can also use apple pie spice!

Serve these Apple Blondies warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce to really take them over the top. 

Apple Blondies with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

How to Serve Apple Blondies

Well, the most outrageous and impressive way is to serve your Apple Blondies warm with a big scoop of cold vanilla ice cream and a heavy drizzle of rich caramel sauce.

However, they are also absolutely delicious served just as they are at room temperature! 

I have made triple batches of these Apple Blondies to hand out to guests as they leave a dinner party. 

And I always get rave reviews back saying the Apple Blondies were all gone before they got home!

Apple Blondies Ingredients in bowls.

Apple Blondie Ingredients

Fresh apples are cored, peeled and cut into chunks to fill each bite with apple-y goodness. 

If you need to chop the apples ahead of time, coat them in a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to keep them from oxidizing and turning brown. 

I use a combination of nutmeg and cinnamon to spice my Apple Blondies, however you can use 1.5 teaspoons of apple pie spice instead if you have it already on hand.

Lastly, this recipe uses melted butter. This keeps the blondie recipe super fast and easy to make, but also helps us achieve those perfect crackly blondie tops.

Apple Blondies on parchment paper and cut into squares.

Can I add caramels to the blondies? 

Yes! However, you will need to use the small caramel bits, not full size caramels. 

Caramel bits are a little dryer than traditional caramel squares and they tend to do better in this type of dessert

They are also the perfect size and do not sink as badly as regular caramels. 

However, if you do not have caramel bits, I recommend cutting the standard square caramels into fourths.

Then stirring them in right at the end with the apple pieces.

Be aware they may make your Apple Blondies a little messy and difficult to cut, but will still be delicious!

Apple Blondies on a cutting board with fresh apples and caramel.

Can I make Apple Blondies ahead of time?

Yes, but only a couple of days ahead. 

Because we are using fresh apples, they add a bit more moistness to the blondies and the apple bites themselves stay very moist.

So, if given 4-5 days sitting on the counter, the blondies can begin to go bad and possibly mold. 

These Apple Blondies are best served within 2 to 3 days of baking and stored on the counter in an airtight container. 

Apple Blondies on a plate with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

These Apple Blondies bars are epic and I can’t wait for you and your families to try them!

Make sure and leave a comment below letting me know how they turn out for you!

Head over to Dixie Crystals for the full recipe that I developed for them!

RECIPE: Apple Blondies

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  1. Emmi

    I chose to reduce the butter.
    1 cup salted/melted.
    I chose to reduce the sugars.
    1 cup white granulated sugar & 1/2 cup dark brown sugar.
    I also chose to use what I had on hand for apples.
    20 ounce can of apple pie filling.
    Kept the dry ingredients and the eggs the same.
    Hope this turns out cooked.

  2. Christine S

    I made these gluten free by using Better Batter Gluten Free Original Gluten Free Flour Blend. It says to use 120 grams per cup of flour indicated in the recipe so 120 grams x 2.25 = 270 grams of gf flour. They came out so yummy!! So light!! I thought they would be heavy!? Not so! I’m not sure if using wheat flour would make them heavy or not?? I wonder if I had measuring 2 1/4 cups of flour if it would have come out heavy? With gluten free flour being so expensive! Mistimes $6-$8 per POUND!!!! You pick your recipes carefully!! I. Glad I chose this one! Thank you for such a delicious recipe I will make again and again!!

  3. Stephanie

    Hello,
    I made this & it was delicious, but it didn’t crackle on top like a typical blonde & it was super messy. It didn’t completely form?? Suggestions on what I may have done wrong?? I want to make it again!

    P.S. cooking it in an RV with a small gas oven

  4. Stephanie

    Hi, I was wondering if I could use gluten-free flour instead of regular all-purpose flour. I have celiac disease so I need to eat gluten-free. This recipe looks amazing.
    Thank you,
    Stephanie

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.
      Jessica

      Hi Stephanie! I haven’t tried gluten free flour in this recipe, but I have always had success with Pamela’s gluten free all purpose flour. Hopefully it works for you!

    2. Christine S

      I made it gluten free. I baked it longer but I’m not sure if it was due to my oven or not. I used Better Batter gluten free original blend flour and weighed it like it indicates to do. I also like Cup4Cup gluten free flour and 5e ink it would work great here. I know this comment is late but I hope you get it!!

  5. Helen Long

    Hi! In the midst of a pandemic and looking for something else to bake… This looks amazing even if it is the first of May.

    QUESTION: What kind of apples are you using for these? I thought Granny Smith, but in the picture they’re a red apple, though obviously not Red Delicious. Please advise!

    Thank YOU! Stay safe!

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.
      Jessica

      You can use any apples you have. I have made these blondies with many different types of apples and all are delicious! Though my personal favorite are probably granny smiths.

  6. Samantha

    Does anyone have the actual recipe for these? No where in this article does it give measurements for any ingredients. 

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