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.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
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