• 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 SweeTango apples, peeled, cored, and finely diced
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup

Celebrate the upcoming Fall season with these scrumptious apple blondies drizzled with maple glaze, and made with SweeTango apples!

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  • Yield
    9-12 servings
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  • In Category
    Apples, Fall, Dessert
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Fall is nearly here! I can hardly believe how quickly the summer went. We spent the third week of August vacationing at the shore, and the weather could not have been more summery and perfect. When we got home, it was like someone had flipped a switch. Suddenly the weather was still perfect but not at all summery. The temperature had dropped, along with the humidity, and now here we are with the most gorgeous cool, breezy, and sunshine-y days. I’m loving it.

And I’m feeling so inspired to dive in to Fall baking! That crisp air just begs for something warm and cinnamon-y baking in the oven. These apple blondies are the answer. They whip up in a snap and they make your whole house smell incredible. Perfect for an after school treat!

I recommend baking them with SweeTango® apples! They’re juicy and sweet and just lovely for baking. This bar recipe features brown sugar, maple, and a hint of cinnamon, and it really allows the bright flavor of the SweeTangos to shine!

I hope you’ll give apple blondies a try!




To make the blondies

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, mist a 9-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray, and line with parchment.

2. Place the brown sugar, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl and stir to combine.

3. Whisk in the melted butter until incorporated.

4. Add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

5. Stir until combined.

6. Fold in the diced apples, and transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

7. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

8. Cool completely and top with maple glaze.

To make the glaze

1. Place the powdered sugar and maple syrup in a medium bowl, and stir together until smooth.

Note: if the glaze is too thick, it can be thinned with a few drops of water.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 524
  • Carbohydrate Content: 92 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 71 mg
  • Fat Content: 16 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 10 g
  • Sodium Content: 217 mg
  • Sugar Content: 71 g