Super easy, one-bowl Apple Pie Blondies are just perfect to whip up for a quick dessert. These easy blondies are made in just a few minutes and packed with homemade apple pie filling. Apple pie filling can be prepared ahead of time as well.
Apple Pie Blondies
Some of my husband’s employees and co-workers have mentioned that there haven’t been any treats from me lately. Often, when I bake, I send most of the treats to work with my husband and they absolutely love seeing him come to work with a pan full of desserts.
They are right though, I have not baked all summer so there hasn’t been anything to send them. Partly because summer is just too hot for baking and partly because I’ve been feeling too lazy to bake.
I’ve been reluctant to get out my mixer and bake. I hate to admit it but if an idea pops in my head that requires a lot of steps, I just say, “nah, I’ll do it another time” and move on. I guess I’ve been on a summer vacation as well.
I’ve been a big fan of the ideas I can mix with a whisk in one bowl and pop it in the oven. That’s why Soft and Chewy Crinkle Cookies are my favorite, because you just whisk ingredients together and bake.
Apples have been looking especially good lately so I got a big bag of apples last time I went to the store. A big bag of apples coming home can only mean one thing to my boys… apple pie treats!
When they see me dicing apple, they know that an apple pie flavored treat is coming. Most of the time that means they’re being treated to some Apple Pie Pancakes but once in a while, I’ll throw them off with a new dessert.
Last week, I treated them to some delightful Apple Pie Blondies. It’s a perfect, easy fall treat.
TIPS ABOUT APPLE PIE BLONDIES:
As I mentioned, these blondies are super easy and they are made by whisking ingredients in a mixing bowl. The one extra step in this recipe is to prepare the apple pie filling. Great news is that this filling can be made ahead of time!
I often make a big batch of apple pie filling and keep it in an air-tight container, in the refrigerator for the times I want to use it in pancakes, doughnuts, or other treats.
Do note that apple pie filling is different from topping because it’s much thick and contains flour. It won’t be good as a topping but meant for mixing into the batter.
You can serve these blondies as a little snack, all on it’s own, or you can add caramel and ice cream on top to serve as a full dessert.
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Apple Pie Blondies
Apple pie filling:
- 2 gala apples Should made about 1 1/4 cup peeled, cored, and diced
- 1.5 tbsp salted butter
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp apple pie spice
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- 1 egg room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp apple pie spice
Apple pie filling:
- Peel, core and dice apples.
- Heat up a sauce pot over medium heat. Add butter and sugar, mix well. Add diced apples and apple pie spice. Mix well, cover and cook until apples are softened.
- Take off the lid and stir in flour. The mixture will thicken. Mix and cook for about a minute. Take off heat. Cool for at least 15 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 and line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
- Combine sugar and melted butter in a large mixing bowl and whisk well.
- Add egg and whisk vigorously for a couple of minutes. (Great workout!)
- Whisk in vanilla, baking powder, apple pie spice, and flour until completely combined.
- Whisk in apple pie filling and transfer the batter into the prepared baking dish. Gently spread the batter and make sure it's spread evenly through the pan.
- Bake for 22-26 minutes. Let the blondies cool down to room temerature before cutting.