Moist, cake-like brownie that is perfect for fall. Everyone asks me for this recipe once they've tasted them. Wonderful served warm with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Beat butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and eggs together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat flour into creamed butter mixture until well combined; add baking powder and beat. Stir cinnamon into batter. Fold apples into batter; spread into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 48.3g 16% DV; fat 13.2g 20% DV; cholesterol 57.3mg 19% DV; sodium 134mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2014
As this recipe's first reviewer I am happy to recommend it enthusiastically. In my mind this was more a shallow cake than brownies but these were so good I don't really care what you call them. Moist packed with apples delicious as is with a scoop of ice cream or drizzled with warmed caramel sauce this was a real treat that was quick to prepare. Note: I prepared this with the conventional mixing method beating the butter and sugars until creamy adding the eggs (and a teaspoon of vanilla) then adding the combined dry ingredients (including a half teaspoon of salt). Update: Eat 'em quick! Even loosely covered the top was a bit soggy by the following morning! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2016
I think this was a good basic recipe but not very flavorful.... I added powdered sugar to the top for added sweetness. Next time I think I will up the sugar by 1/4cp. and cinnamon by another tsp. It could also use some walnuts or even butterscotch chips to give it a more rich flavor. It has the consistency of your typical apple muffin so perhaps putting a strudel topping on would be good too. It's a good recipe to play with. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2014
As this recipe's first reviewer I am happy to recommend it enthusiastically. In my mind this was more a shallow cake than brownies but these were so good I don't really care what you call them. Moist packed with apples delicious as is with a scoop of ice cream or drizzled with warmed caramel sauce this was a real treat that was quick to prepare. Note: I prepared this with the conventional mixing method beating the butter and sugars until creamy adding the eggs (and a teaspoon of vanilla) then adding the combined dry ingredients (including a half teaspoon of salt). Update: Eat 'em quick! Even loosely covered the top was a bit soggy by the following morning! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2017
Fantastic! I had a bunch of macintosh apples to use up, and this was the perfect recipe. I brought it to a fall potluck, and everyone brought home extra pieces. :) My changes were just for a little extra depth of flavor - 1 tsp vanilla, 2 tsp cinnamon (rather than 1), 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ginger. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2016
I think this was a good basic recipe but not very flavorful.... I added powdered sugar to the top for added sweetness. Next time I think I will up the sugar by 1/4cp. and cinnamon by another tsp. It could also use some walnuts or even butterscotch chips to give it a more rich flavor. It has the consistency of your typical apple muffin so perhaps putting a strudel topping on would be good too. It's a good recipe to play with. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2016
Oh, my, this precious recipe has been languishing in my Favorites for a long time. I don't know why I waited. This is delicious! I'm so glad I tried it. I had Fuji apples, so that is what I used. I did not change any other ingredients, except to add a bit of salt and some vanilla extract. I creamed the sugars with the butter, added the eggs; I combined the dry ingredients, added them to the wet, then stirred in the apples. There is no way to fold in the apples, just get them in that batter the best way you can, because the batter is quite stiff. The juice in the apples provides the moisture. Be sure to use a very large bowl. The bowl I started with was too small, so I had to transfer to the largest bowl I had. I added about 20 extra minutes to the baking time, and the "brownies" were still quite moist in the middle, so rely on the actual toothpick test, not the minutes. I added some whipped cream (ice cream would also be nice) and a drizzle of caramel sauce, which sent this already delicious recipe right to the moon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2019
These blondes were incredible! I used the recipe that was published in AR magazine in April/May 2018 which is the same as this one except it called for 1 1/4 c butter. Also the magazine recipe called to brown the butter and then put the melted butter in the refrig to cool for 30 min. which I did. Maybe that extra half stick of butter made the difference but mine were definitely more blonde/brownie like than cake-like which some reviewers mentioned. I only had one large Fuji apple so it also had less apple in it than the recipe. However I think the lower amount of apple kept them from being soggy or mushy the next day. I added a good half cup of walnuts. You can t beat the smell of browned butter and I think the browned butter made these so delish. Baked exactly 45 min. Cooled about two hours. Absolutely wonderful even the next day. Next time I might add some caramel chips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2018
I couldn’t get Mackintosh apples, but Gala apples worked wonderfully. I made this and took it to a retirement party and everybody loved it and everybody wanted the recipe! I don’t bake, so if I can do it, you know it’s got to be easy. Thank you so much Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2015
These were super good. I thought it was more like a cake than a brownie but either way my family loved these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2016
Wow! So simple and so good!! I made after reading Naples suggestion (she's always right) but I didn't expect was so delicious since the quantity of apples is big. I used fuji apples, add 1 tsps of vanilla and half tsp of salt. Next time, I will eat it with some whipped cream or caramel sauce. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe! Molto buona !!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2016
There is something about apple season that makes me want to bake which I rarely do. The ingredients were simple and it was easy to make. They turned out perfectly. Like someone mentioned in another review more like a flat cake than brownie but moist and tasty. I would make again. Read More