Apple Brown Butter Blondies
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Gluten-Free Soy-Free Peanut-Free

These apple brown butter blondies make a hard day spent picking apples totally worth it! The silky swirls of apple brown butter literally melt in your mouth with each bite. Recipe and Photo created by Meg van der Kruik of This Mess is Ours.

Ingredients

    Yield: 2 dozen blondies

    FOR THE APPLE BROWN BUTTER BATTER

    FOR THE BLONDIE BATTER

    • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for greasing pan
    • 2¼ cups Pamela's All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend, plus more for flouring pan
    • 1½ cups pecans, coarsely chopped
    • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
    • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
    • 1¾ cups (packed) dark brown sugar
    • ¼ cup peeled, shredded fresh apple, grated on the large holes of a box grater
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions

    TO MAKE THE APPLE BROWN BUTTER BATTER:
    Cook butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until butter foams, then browns, 5–8 minutes.
    Transfer brown butter to a medium bowl; let cool slightly.
    Add the apple butter, egg, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt and beat for about 3 minutes until silky smooth.
    Fold in the All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend.

    TO MAKE THE BLONDIE BATTER:
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 12x8x2 baking pan and dust with Pamela's gluten free all purpose flour. Toast the pecans on a baking sheet, tossing once, until golden and fragrant, 8–10 minutes. Let cool.
    Whisk the baking powder, salt, and 2¼ cups Pamela's gluten free all purpose flour in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the dark brown sugar and 1 cup butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating between additions; mix until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in vanilla.
    Reduce speed to low and mix in dry ingredients. Fold in half of the pecans then scrape two-thirds of the batter into the prepared baking dish; smooth the top, pushing the batter to the edges. Alternate dropping dollops of the apple brown butter mixture and remaining batter on top. Smooth and sprinkle the remaining pecans over.
    Bake until the blondie is golden brown and firm (a tester will not come out clean), 45-50 minutes. Let cool before slicing. Serve with ice cream.
    NOTES:
    Don't own a 12x8x2" baking pan? Simply use a 13x9" baking dish instead and shorten the cooking time to 35-40 minutes since the brownies will be thinner.

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