Butterscotch Apple Blondies are perfectly sweet and gooey! Spiced and buttery blondies are speckled with the perfect amount of tender honeycrisp apples and butterscotch chips.

apple blondies with butterscotch chips

Butterscotch Apple Blondies

Listen, I’m a sucker for a good apple pie… But I think I might like this apple blondie recipe even more. It’s hard to beat a perfectly baked buttery blondie that’s studded with butterscotch chips and tender, sweet honeycrisp apples! Honestly, even though this is a more fall-forward recipe, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t make them year-round. This homemade blondie recipe is just so easy to make with baking essentials I already have on hand – I can’t help but to make them whenever the craving strikes!

You can’t just have one dessert on Thanksgiving, right? Complete your spread of sweet treats with more apple recipes like Apple Galette and Crockpot Apple Crisp

What kind of apples are best for blondies?

Personally, I don’t think honeycrisp apples can be beat when it comes to baking blondies! Honeycrisp apples are sweet, but not overly so, and they really compliment the other ingredients. Feel free to use fuji or gala apples though for a similar effect. Or, feel free to go a more tangy route with granny smith apples!

How to Make Butterscotch Apple Blondies

four panel collage showing overhead views of the steps involved in making  the apple blondie recipe
  • Prepare. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and cardamom until combined. 
  • Beat the wet ingredients. In another bowl, beat together the eggs, both sugars, butter and vanilla extract until well combined. 
  • Make the dough. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and beat until the mixture comes together to form a dough. Gently fold in the butterscotch chips.
  • Bake. Evenly spread out the dough in the baking dish. Bake for 30-40 minutes. 

Storing Butterscotch Apple Blondies

Once fully cooled to room temperature, you can store apple butterscotch blondies in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days. 

You can also freeze these blondies if you’d like! Wait for them to cool to room temperature, then transfer them to a zip-top freezer storage bag. Date, label, and freeze for up to 3 months. Let the apple blondies thaw on the kitchen counter before serving. I like to freeze individual pieces since they thaw faster than a whole tray of blondies. 

How do I know when blondies are done baking?

The top of the blondies should appear a tan/light brown color. The sides of the blondies will have begun to slightly pull away from the pan. The best way to check for doneness is to use the toothpick test! Gently insert a toothpick into the center of the pan. If it comes out clean, the blondies are baked. 

Ingredient Notes for Butterscotch Apple Blondies

  • Flour – When measuring flour, it’s always best to spoon the flour into the measuring cup rather than dunking the cup straight into the bag. When you dunk the cup, you really pack the flour in there. 
  • Spices – It’s an optional touch, but I really love the warm fall flavor that cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom bring to the dessert. 
  • Brown Sugar – All out? No worries! You can always make your own by combining one cup of granulated white sugar with one tablespoon of molasses. 
  • Butterscotch Chips – You’ll lose the butterscotch element of the dessert, but you can always substitute these with white chocolate chips if desired. 
  • Apples – Feel free to use any apples you like. Honeycrisp apples are my favorite. 
  • Butter – I like to use salted butter because it enhances the butterscotch flavor the best. You can use unsalted butter though if you want and it’ll still be great! 
stack of butterscotch apple blondies

Enjoy!

~Nichole

5 from 3 votes

Butterscotch Apple Blondies

Butterscotch Apple Blondies are perfectly sweet and gooey! Spiced and buttery blondies are speckled with the perfect amount of tender honeycrisp apples and butterscotch chips.
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 35 minutes
Total 50 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and cardamom.
  • In a second large bowl beat together the eggs, both sugars, butter and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and beat for 1-2 minutes or just until the mixture comes together to form a dough. Fold in the butterscotch chips and diced apples.
  • Spread the dough out evenly in the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

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Notes

NOTE:  These blondies must cool completely before removing the pan or they will be a little crumbly.
NOTE:  I prefer Honey crisp apples, however any apple you have will work for this recipe.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    came out well. Because the apples release moisture, I left them in the turned off oven abt 5 min longer after testing for doneness. I refrigerated the cooled pan before cutting as I like nice clean edge cuts. thanks

  2. 5 stars
    I made these tonight after my butterscotch craving kicked in. I Followed the recipe except I cut the recipe it in half,used a 9 by 5 glass dish,doubled the spices,added a fourth cup more butterscotch and let me tell you,these were absolutely delicious 🤤 They are perfect for the Fall Season,were tender,flavorful and will definitely become a staple around here;) Thank You For the Wonderful recipe and look forward to making more of your delightful recipes 😊