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.
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!
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
- 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!
Butterscotch Apple Blondies
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg Optional
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cardamom Optional
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 1/2 Cups Packed Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Salted Butter
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 Honeycrisp Apples Diced
- 1/2 Cup Butterscotch Chips
- 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.