Caramel Apple Blondies – Yes, they are as good as they sound. Fall is an amazing time of year and fall recipes bubbling full of apples and caramel are the crowning glory of this season.
Yet sometimes we get stuck on the same fall recipes. There’s acorns made from Hersey Kisses and round cookies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice everything, apple crisp and more.
Sometimes we look at that can of apple pie filling in our pantry and just wonder, “What else can I make using apple pie filling?”. What new thing can you make that you haven’t made before?
I came up with this recipe idea weeks ago but it took many tries to finally get it right. Every single failed recipe was yummy and my kids loved them just as much as the successful recipe. The recipe took awhile to get right simply because I wanted it to be easy and turn out perfectly. That’s not too much to ask is it?
So is it easy? YES! If you can buy a can of apple pie filling, you can make this blondie recipe. This is the perfect blondie recipe for fall. Make it today and take it to bake sales or harvest parties.
Let your friends rave about this new fall recipe and how much they love your baking skills (no one has to know that you caught the oven mitt on fire).
The two main ingredients for this recipe are simple things that you can buy at any store.
First you need a can of apple pie filling. I used this Lucky Leaf brand and would gladly use it again.
Next you need caramel. You can either buy caramel candies and cut them into smaller pieces or buy these caramel bits from Kraft.
Now that you have those two items you’re going to add them into a basic blondie recipe and pull out hot delicious fall magic from your oven.
To make these perfect fall blondies:
To start preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl or stand mixer, gently beat 2 eggs. Add 1 cup packed brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the egg mixture. Set this to the side.
In a new bowl add a little less than 2 cups flour (each cup of flour should barely be to the top, do not let the flour be heaping or straight across the top and packed into the measuring cup). To the flour add 3/4 teaspoon baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Stir this mixture together well and then slowly add to the wet mixture while stirring.
At this point the mixture is going to be stiff. Don’t worry!
Open your can of apple pie filling and use a sharp knife to cut the pieces of apple into smaller bits. I simply just cut directly into the can several times until all the pieces were a little bit smaller than bite size.
Now dump the can of apple pie filling into your blondie mixture and stir well.
Measure out 1/2 cup of caramel bits and stir them in as well.
Pour your mixture into a greased 11 X 13 pan and place in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until a fork in the middle comes out clean.
Make these and enjoy! If you love them please share them with your friends. The printable recipe can be found here:
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- scant 2 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1 can (20 oz.) Apple Pie Filling
- 1/2 cup caramel bits
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl beat two eggs slightly. Add to that 1 cup packed brown sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla and mix well.
- In a separate bowl mix together scant 2 cups flour (the measuring cup should be barely full. You do not want the flour to be heaping or packed in and scraped flat across the top), 3/4 tsp. baking powder and 3/4 tsp. salt.
- Add the dry mixture to the first mixture and stir well. The mixture should be dry and thick.
- Open the can of apple pie filling and using a sharp knife, cut it into smaller pieces. The pieces should be smaller than bite size.
- Mix the apple pie filling into the blondie mixture and stir well.
- Add the 1/2 cup of caramel bits and stir until combined.
- Pour the mixture into a greased 11 X 13" pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a fork inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Let cool and enjoy!
- Tip: Apple Pie Filling sweetened with stevia or other artificial sweeteners will make this blondie recipe extra sweet. I recommend using apple pie filling with sugar rather than artificial sweeteners.