Caramel Apple Blondies

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Everyone knows my obsession with blondies.  They are the vanilla of brownies and I love them.   I like to put white chocolate in the, I like to put cranberries in them, I like to put cinnamon chips in them.  Pretty much I like blondies any way I can have them.   So when I saw caramel apple blondies I couldn’t wait to make them.

Caramel Apple Blondies are traditional blondies made with apples and topped off with caramel frosting and pecans

The blondies start out just like any other blondies.   Then the apples go into the mixture.   This makes the mixture a little more moist then traditional blondies, but it gives it a ton of apple flavor.  There are also some pecans in the blondies which gives them a nice crunch.

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Once the blondies are cooled a homemade caramel frosting goes on top.   It is creamy and delicious and is sprinkled with pecans.  The entire combination is amazing.  I could have eaten the entire pan myself.

Caramel Apple Blondies are traditional blondies made with apples and topped off with caramel frosting and pecans

Caramel Apple Blondies

Moist and delicious apple blondies topped with caramel frosting.
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 24 bars
Author: Hezzi-D


For the Blondies:

  • 2 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. butter melted
  • 1/4 c. applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 2 apples peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1/2 c. pecans chopped

For the Caramel Frosting:

  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. melted butter
  • 3 T. milk
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 c. pecans chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine the brown sugar, butter, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir to combine.
  • Fold in the apples and pecans.
  • Pour the batter the prepared baking dish. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • To prepare the frosting heat the brown sugar, butter, and milk in a heavy saucepan. Whisk continuously until the mixture boils. Boil one minute.
  • Remove from heat and add in the vanilla and powdered sugar. Whisk until smooth.
  • Place the frosting in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes or until it thickens up.
  • Pour the frosting over the blondies. Quickly sprinkle with pecans.
  • Wait until the frosting hardens. Cut into 24 squares.


Adapted from Gonna Want Seconds

Caramel Apple Blondies are the best blondies I've ever had!

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