Apple Blondies with Maple Glaze


For weeks I’d been needing to replace some herbs/spices and the list kept growing longer. Finally on Sunday, I made it to The Spice House.  I’d been out of cinnamon for a couple weeks and as soon as I got home, I wanted to bake a fall dessert (which has to include cinnamon, of course).  My original thought was to make pumpkin cupcakes, but I forgot I was out of a particular ingredient.  My mind went to blondies–the easy, default dessert–but I didn’t have any chips or anything to stir in.   Then, I remembered the apples I had, and became sold on making blondies with chopped apples and cinnamon.

I’ve made blondies quite a bit, and tend to use a few different recipes, including ones from Mark Bittman &  Cook’s Illustrated.  What I like about Mark Bittman’s blondie base (besides the fact that they produce delicious blondies, of course) is that it only makes an 8″ square pan–perfect for a small household–and the ingredients are easy to remember – 1 of everything.   I end up making these on a whim often just because of the ease of the recipe and preparation. I did adapt the “1” rule a bit  below, though (adding a little baking soda and swapping out some of the vanilla extract for almond).

These were so good!  Ooey gooey blondies that tasted like fall.  Mmm.

As I tend to do with most glazes, I accidentally added too much milk & then didn’t feel like adding more sugar to make it drizzle better. 🙂 So of course if  you want to make these prettier, just keep adding sugar (and then if you’re like me, add too much and then have to add more milk and start the WHOLE thing over again.. ;).

Apple Blondies with Maple Glaze

11 thoughts on “Apple Blondies with Maple Glaze

  1. Stuffing blondies with apples is such a great idea, they look fabulous! Haha, making glaze always reminds me of doing chemistry titrations back in colllege, I get impatient and do the same thing you do!

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