Brown Butter Apple Blondies Recipe

Brown Butter Apple Blondies Recipe

How To Make Brown Butter Apple Blondies

These brown butter apple blondies are the perfect baked fall treats! Soft and buttery from the combination of brown sugar, spiced apples, and butter.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour



For Apples:

  • 2cupsapples,peeled chopped, about 2 medium apples
  • 2tbsppure maple syrup,brown sugar
  • tspground cinnamon

For Blondies:

  • 1cupunsalted butter,(2 sticks) cut into pieces
  • 2⅓cupsall-purpose flour,spoon and leveled
  • tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspground nutmeg
  • 1⅔cupsbrown sugar,packed light or dark
  • 2large eggs,at room temperature
  • tsppure vanilla extract

For Brown Butter Icing:

  • ¼cupunsalted butter
  • cupsconfectioners’ sugar
  • 2tbspmilk
  • ¼tsppurevanilla extract



  1. Slice the butter into pieces and place in a light-colored skillet. Melt the butter over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once melted, the butter will begin to foam. Keep stirring.

  2. After 5 to 8 minutes, the butter will begin browning and you’ll notice lightly browned specks begin to form at the bottom of the pan. Once browned, immediately remove from heat, pour into a heat-proof bowl, and set aside until ready to use.


  1. Meanwhile, return the pan to the stove. (No need to rinse out) Add the apples, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Stir and cook over medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes until apples have slightly softened. Set apples aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom and sides of a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides to lift the finished blondies out. Set aside.


  1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk 1 cup browned butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract together. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in the apples. Batter will be thick.

  3. Evenly spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for about 35 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and a toothpick comes out mostly clean. Remove from the oven and allow the blondies to cool completely in the pan set on a wire rack.

Brown Butter Icing:

  1. Heat the remaining brown butter in the microwave for a few seconds since it has likely solidified by now.

  2. Whisk in confectioners’ sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. If needed, add more confectioners’ sugar to thicken or more milk to thin out.

  3. Drizzle over cooled blondies then cut into squares.

  4. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 213.70kcal
  • Fat: 10.17g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.39g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.66g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.50g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.32g
  • Fiber: 0.62g
  • Sugar: 19.22g
  • Protein: 1.96g
  • Cholesterol: 41.04mg
  • Sodium: 82.44mg
  • Calcium: 41.58mg
  • Potassium: 51.13mg
  • Iron: 0.77mg
  • Vitamin A: 88.40µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.42mg
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