Caramel Apple Blondies - a delicious fall dessert recipe!

Gooey Warm Caramel Apple Blondies

These caramel apple blondies are the grown-up version of a caramel apple – without the mess! Served warm with gooey caramel, these are sure to please.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 172kcal
Author Alyssa


For the apples:

  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

For the blondies:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (8 tbsp)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp maple extract*
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup caramel chips, plus more for topping


  • In a medium saucepan set over low-medium heat, add 1 tbsp butter, 2 tsp brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir so that all ingredients are combined and butter melts. Add apple chunks and stir to coat apple pieces evenly. Let apples cook for 5-10 minutes, or until they have softened and coating is warm and gooey. Remove pan from heat while you prepare the blondie batter.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9" x 9" pan and set aside. Melt butter and add to a medium-sized bowl. Add brown sugar and beat until mixture is smooth and lump-free. Add egg, vanilla extract, and maple extract and again beat until all ingredients are well-combined.
  • Add salt and flour and mix until the flour is just mixed in, taking care not to overmix. Stir in apple chunks and 1/2 cup of the caramel chips.
  • Pour batter into the greased pan and press additional caramel chips into the top surface if you'd like. Bake for 25-28 minutes, or until blondies are set and the top layer has solidified. Let blondies cool in pan and serve warm. Store in the refrigerator and reheat before serving.


*If you don't have maple extract, you can use an additional 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract in its place.
Blondie are best eaten while still warm from the oven, or if warmed slightly in the oven/microwave after being stored in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1blondie | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.7g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 15.1g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.5mg