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Apple Blondies
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Apple Blondies

Kick off autumn baking with these apple blondies. Studded with white chocolate chips and chopped apples, these baked bars are sweet, luscious, and decadent!
Yield: 8-inch square pan
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple blondies, apple bars, apple dessert bars
Servings: 12
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


  • ½ cup (113 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (213 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup (180 g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • ½ cup (85 g) white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (115 g) chopped Gala apples
  • 1 cup (115 g) chopped Granny Smith apples


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, allowing for an overhang on all four sides (this will help in unmolding after baking). Lightly grease and set aside. 
  • In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or using an electric hand mixer), beat together softened butter and brown sugar. Mix until smooth and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Scrape down bowl as needed to ensure thorough mixing. Add egg and vanilla. Continue to mix well combined.
  • In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat to combine. Fold in white chocolate chips and chopped apples.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan and press down into an even layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of pan comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes.
  • Lift out the blondies using the parchment overhang. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely. Alternatively, store in the fridge until chilled. Once cooled, slice into desired serving pieces. 


Storage & Leftovers:
  • Leftover blondies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container overnight.
  • For longer storage, keep in an airtight container in the fridge.  Warm to room temperature before eating.
  • Will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.