Apple Brownies are one of my most favorite recipes to make.

I first tried these wonderful Apple Brownies, or Blondies, when I was working in West Lafayette, Indiana. I was the weekend anchor at WLFI-TV18, reported during the week, and on my 2 days off, I worked for a friend in her charming little bakery.

These apple brownies were a best seller and were usually my after work treat. A definite perk of working in a bakery!

My Dad and I actually put an offer in to buy the bakery at one point…but it wasn’t meant to be.

But what WAS meant to be was me making this apple brownie recipe over and over again…and I’m so happy to share it with all of you.

You’ll see in the video below just how easy these apple brownies are to make. That’s one of the reasons I love this recipe.

Let’s Bake!

You probably have everything you need for this recipe in your pantry, so what are we waiting for?

Apple Brownies

Apple Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

You probably have everything you need for this recipe in your pantry, so what are we waiting for?

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 & 1/2 cups baking apple, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional garnish)
  • Powdered sugar (optional garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Grease a 9” x 13” pan.
  3. Cream the butter or margarine and brown sugar together.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  5. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until the batter is smooth.
  6. Stir in the apples and nuts with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the brownies are light brown in color. Allow the brownies to cool and then dust with powdered sugar before serving.

This apple brownie recipe has become one of my most popular recipes and I’ll be anxious to hear how you enjoy them!

I really like to eat these apple brownies slightly chilled. And while you could definitely use an icing on these (maybe a maple glaze?), honestly, I think they’re best when left alone.

More fall baking and decorating tips…

September is a great month for fall baking, so if you’re looking for more apple recipes, be sure to try my delicious, harvest apple cake with cream cheese frosting. It’s another crowd pleaser…and makes great cupcakes too!

And don’t forget to check out some of my fall decor favorites and baking essentials too. Plus, have you seen my 50 fabulous finds for fall blog? This is such a fun time of year to decorate and bake..I want to make sure you’re ready to roll!

From my fall kitchen to yours,

Jill