This was my Mom's recipe. Easy and quick to make. Apples and walnuts are packed into a cinnamon spiced blonde brownie. Always a hit when I bring it to parties. Very moist and great to make in the fall when apples are plentiful.
This was my Mom's recipe. Easy and quick to make. Apples and walnuts are packed into a cinnamon spiced blonde brownie. Always a hit when I bring it to parties. Very moist and great to make in the fall when apples are plentiful.
I won't worry about whether this is a "brownie" or not because these moist bars are SO delicious! I'm glad to have found this recipe, it's one I've been looking for after tasting them at a potluck a while back. My husband would eat the entire pan! I chopped the apples rather than sliced, they distribute through the batter better in smaller pieces. I don't melt the butter, Ijust cream it with the sugar and beat in the egg. Don't be scared if the batter is stiff and it seems like it is mostly apples, that's how it is supposed to be and it will turn out fine. Also, when you take them out of the oven, sprinkle cinnamon sugar generously over the top...HEAVENLY!Read More
The misleadiing name alone makes this very disappointing because, unlike other reviewers, it DID matter to me whether or not these were brownies. I wanted these for a work function, where dealing with a too moist cake that doesn't stay in one piece wasn't an option. While the flavor is good, there's a fine line between being pleasantly moist and so moist it falls apart and borders on soggy. I would call this an "excessively moist" apple cake, not an apple brownie.Read More
I won't worry about whether this is a "brownie" or not because these moist bars are SO delicious! I'm glad to have found this recipe, it's one I've been looking for after tasting them at a potluck a while back. My husband would eat the entire pan! I chopped the apples rather than sliced, they distribute through the batter better in smaller pieces. I don't melt the butter, Ijust cream it with the sugar and beat in the egg. Don't be scared if the batter is stiff and it seems like it is mostly apples, that's how it is supposed to be and it will turn out fine. Also, when you take them out of the oven, sprinkle cinnamon sugar generously over the top...HEAVENLY!
This recipe definitely has merit! I found several of the reviews helpful in preparation for trying out the brownies. I creamed the butter with the sugar and eggs, added 1 t. vanilla, cut the apples to 2 (really 1 1/2 because mine were large), diced the apples and added them last to mixture. I also used the topping of butter, br. sugar and cinnamon (spread the butter then sprinkler with sugar/cinnamon mixture) and baked for 45 minutes. They turned out pretty moist, but have a delicious flavor; by no means a flop! I think cutting the apples to 1 cup or so(diced) might be key in getting more of a bar/brownie consistency that can be held in hand. I will make these again, I'm sure.
Found a solution for the more like a brownie version. I followed this recipe with a few minor adjustments - doubled the batch, 2.5 medium Granny Smith apples, a teaspoon of nutmeg and some dried cherries (about a half cup). I too as many others had to increase the backing time to 55-60 minutes. Started check at 45 minutes and the toothpick came out wet even at 60 minutes. But, after the dish sat over night, it did come out a bit more sturdy but still more like a cobbler than a brownie. Second try hit the mark. Creamed the butter with the sugar instead of melting. Added the eggs, dry ingredients and the apples and cherries last after combining all the others. This turns out more like a dough than a batter and baked for 35 minutes. Worked like a charm. Apple brownies that are sill moist but cut like a brownie. My test subjects liked both and I can use either depending on how I want to serve them. Happy baking!
The misleadiing name alone makes this very disappointing because, unlike other reviewers, it DID matter to me whether or not these were brownies. I wanted these for a work function, where dealing with a too moist cake that doesn't stay in one piece wasn't an option. While the flavor is good, there's a fine line between being pleasantly moist and so moist it falls apart and borders on soggy. I would call this an "excessively moist" apple cake, not an apple brownie.
Absolutely delicious! I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 9X13 pan. I also left out the nuts and added a cup of mini chocolate chips. Because it was doubled I baked it for close to an hour. Will definitely make again!
these are very good and am sure that they are even more moist with a deeper flavor the next day. I browned the butter slightly to give it a more caramel flavor, and added 1 tsp. vanilla, upped the salt to 1/2 tsp, and subbed tsp. apple pie spice for cinnamon. thanks for the super easy recipe that was a great way to get rid of 3 lonely apples.
Good, but I doubled the recipe to make a 9X13 pan and it actually tasted too buttery and not apple-y enough for me. It was even a little greasy. May try again and sub applesauce for 1/2 the butter.
These were absolutely delicious! It is more like a cake than a brownie, but it was SO MOIST because of all the apples. THe texture was great too because of the sliced apples. I definately recommend following the recipe and slicing the apples instead of chopping them. I used 3 different kinds of apples, granny smith, jonagold, and golden delicious. I'm going to double this recipe, put it in a 13x9" pan and take it to some holiday get-togethers. The last one I took it to, it was gone in a flash!
Delicious!! I doubled this recipe... -substituted 1/2 c. applesauce (unsw) for butter. -cut sugar to 1 1/2 c. (when doubled) -omitted walnuts (altho they'd be good) -used half all-purpose, half wheat flour -used only 1/4 tsp salt (in doubled recipe) -added a little nutmeg and 1 or 2 tsp of vanilla -Baked 45 or 50 min These are great warm; I plan on serving with ice cream perhaps, too
These are so good! I used granny smith apples, and the sweet vs. tart taste was perfect. I thought it was a little strange to add the apples before the dry ingredients but it did all come together with a little stirring. Next time, I think I will try adding the apples at the end though. My family all enjoyed these!<br> I will also try these with applesauce in place of the butter, and cut some of the sugar to make these super healthy...
Great flavor, but 35 minute bake time is WAY OFF. It took mine a little over an hour!
after a few tries and adjustments with this recipe, it is absolutely one of my favorites. don't get me wrong, it's also great as is :) but this is what i prefer - i double the recipe. i diced the apples and used 3 smaller granny smith and 1 golden delicious (what i had in the fridge). i only used 3/4 c butter rather than the full cup. i substituted oatmeal for the walnuts and then added a little extra (i love baking with oatmeal and it makes it a little healthier). i sprinkled some nutmeg in the batter as well, and then before baking, topped the pan with a little bit of white sugar, then a sprinkling of brown sugar. the pan took about 50-55 minutes to bake and is delicious! i look for reasons to make this recipe as often as possible, especially since most of the ingredients are easy to keep on hand.
These were marvelous, very moist with just the right amount of spice. I followed the recipe exactly (but I only had two apples) and the brownies came out perfect. Thank-you BakerJim.
hi,this is my first review on this site ,i'm 14 years old & i love baking. i would like to thank you for this great recipe,i rate 4 stars because i made few modifications on it 1.i used 1/4 cup butter & 1/4 cup unsweetend applesauce(according to its an apple brownie there must be some applesauce in it !!:)2. i used 3/4 cup of sugar but it was a bit sweet for us(next time i'll go for 1/2 cup)3.It NEEDS more than 35 min in the oven i baked it for 45 min (& my mom thought it needed more),finally i only used 9 raisines for decoration purpose!& i ommited the nuts & increased the cinnamon to 1 1/2tsp,it really looks like all apple before baking & it made 16 awesome bars,but otherwise it was WONDERFUL,next time i'll try it with 1/2 cup sugar & 1/2 cup applesauce & no butter,& replace 1/2 cup of the wheat with whole-wheat flour,add 1/4 tsp of vanilla to get rid of egg smell(although it had none!)I'll, add nuts,raisins,& bake for maybe 55min.but any way my familly loved it even my grandmother.I WAS TOO PROUD THAT MY MOM ASKED FOR THE RECIPE TO ENROLL IN HER "TRIED & TRUSTED RECIPES",thanx again for sharing this lovely recipe...:)
I made a double batch, and made 12 muffins and a 9" x 13" pan, 25 min was enough for the muffins and I cooked the pan for 40 min. I was concerned to see the batter with so many apples, but it was great. I greased the pans well, and ran a knife around them and they came out without too much difficulty. The only substitution I made was use 25% brown sugar. These were a little to sweet for me even though I used granny smith apples. Next time I'll try cutting the sugar by half. This recipe is definately a keeper!
I followed the recipe exactly and these were amazing. My husband said he actually like these better than my apple pie (which is his favorite dessert). They were like a brownie consistency, but an apple cake flavor. Will definitely make these again. The only thing missing was some vanilla ice cream.
1 word... AMAZING! These are so moist and delicious! Everyone picked these over the chocolate brownies! The second time I made these i served them with vanilla ice cream and smuckers apple cinnamon sauce and it was out of this world! Im sure you could use a caramel sauce for the same effect, this recipe is being added to my recipe box for sure!
I've made this recipe quite a few times. Easy recipe and great flavor. These are fantastic warm with some vanilla ice cream. I made them a bit healthier by substituting applesauce for the butter. They still stay very moist and you'd never know the difference. My kids LOVE them and I made them over the holidays and my dad loved them too...so they are definitely good for young and old alike
Delicious!! Instead of putting them into one large pan I put them into a muffin pan and they turned out great. I just modified the baking time to 25 minutes. If I use small granny smith apples I put 3, if larger ones I use 2. I also used half whole wheat flour and half white flour, as well as substituted half of the butter with unsweetened apple sauce to make it healthier. I topped it off with granulated sugar for simplicity, but plan on trying a crumb topping next time
Love love loved these!!! They were a huge hit in my house. I, too, diced the apples like some said (just preference) and left out the nuts because my dad can't have them. Made them in a muffin tin for individual servings. Wow. I could have eaten the whole batch myself!
Brownies v. cake . . .I don't know what these are, and I just don't care--They are delicious! Extremely easy, as well. I didn't have any trouble with these in incorporating the apples or baking in muffin tins. I had enough for a thin layer on an 8x8 pan and 12 muffins. The muffins baked in 35 mins and the pan needed 45. Either way, these are so worth multiple toothpick tests. A tad too sweet for me, but that means for most pple they'd be fine, and I'll just cut the sugar a bit next time. I love the apple chunks in every bite and the hint of cinnamon. A definite winner in my book. They do stick a tad to the pan, so use a warm knife around the edges before pulling it out of the pan. thanks for the recipe!
Delicious! Switched out the nuts with toffee chips.
this was a soggy mess with a hint of apple pie...i didn tlike at all. i wanted to make apple pie but didnt have the pie crust so i was looking for another recipe to use up my apples...i will probably not make this again
These have a good flavor and were easy to throw together. I tried making these in mini muffin shapes. Fail! They don't look very pretty next time I will stick to making them in brownnie form! I will definitely make these again.
These tasted pretty good and were better after they'd sat around for a day, but they were more like an apple crumble than brownies.
Nice to have a change in brownies and baked apples are good anyway. After reading reviews I did use 1/2 cinn 1/2 nutmeg. . wish i had remembered to substititue butter with applesauce. That is healthy but particularly a good idea for this recipe.
I followed the recipe as it is. Only substituted the walnuts with raisins because I didn't have walnuts. It's so moist and nice. A little bit sweet for me, but my friends loved it. Thanks a lot for posting this. I will make it again with less sugar.
I made these for a change from the usual chocolate desserts and they were delicious!
Awesome! These are easy and delicious. I used gala apples. I lightened the recipe a bit by doing the following: -used light butter instead of regular. -used Splenda instead of sugar. -used 1/4 of Egg Beaters instead of the egg. These subs were not noticeable in texture or taste. I didn't think the walnut flavor was very strong. Next time I will make these a bit more calorie friendly by using fat free margarine and eliminating the walnuts. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!!!
The key to a denser, more brownie-like bar is to NOT whip the egg mixture. The fluffier it is, the more cake-like the finished product will be. I melted the butter and just stirred in the sugar and egg until well-combined. Very good! Could use some extra spices, perhaps. Thanks!!
a hit!!! :D even to my mom who's so hard to please hihi the texture is more like a cake than a brownie but it taste good. i added crumbles on top and it taste even better! :D
Very good, I give it a four because I was concerned that I'd added way too many apples, so I ended up doubling the "batter". It filled a 8x11 pan. The blondies did end up with a more cake-like consistency, but when you drizzle them with a little caramel, they're heavenly! If you like walnuts, do not skip them. They do add a great crunch to the blondie. Thanks for the recipe BakerJim!
Good. Gets compliments. It is really somewhere between a soft brownie and a cobbler rather than a true brownie depending on how much apple you use. Use less apples if you want it to be more brownielike.
Like others, I was a little concerned about how much apple and how little batter there was... but it all turns out beautifully!! I made one batch in a 9x9 and cooked for extra time (15 mins) and one batch in a small cupcake tin and cooked for 5 extra minutes.
I didn't change a thing about the recipe, I made them as is this afternoon. My husband just got home and I fear I'll have to make another batch tonight, he loves them so much.
I thought this was a very good recipe!! It was a big hit at dinner tonight. I did double it for a 9x13 pan and just added about 15 of baking time to it. Very yummy!!
I also love this recipe and have made it many times. Have been experimenting with it and have great success. Adding chocolate chips complements it very well. Right now I am baking a batch substituting some of the butter with pumpkin and adding pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon. I also use less flour and add oatmeal. They are fantastic. This recipe is a must try for anyone who loves apple and cinnamon. Plain or experimental it all works. :) Thanks BakerJim.
This is such a tasty and easy recipe! To me is more of a cake than a brownie, very, very moist. I reduced the sugar to ¾ cup and was enough for us, I don’t really like over sweet desserts. I also added ½ tsp vanilla extract and I didn’t add any walnuts because I didn’t have on hand. Next time I will use only half of the butter and some applesauce to cut on fat. Thank you BakerJim!
A not too sweet alternative to real brownies. They tasted rather on the healthy side. I guess that is a good thing. I think if I make these again I will add a brown sugar crumb mix to sprinkle on the top.
These are a big hit! I sprinkle a half cup of butterscotch chips on top before baking and sometime (when I am trying to be healthy) cut the butter in half
Well, I made these yesterday. First off, I have no idea why this even has a suggestion of "blonde brownie" in it - it is no where close. The only similarity is that they are both in a pan and both cooked! Now, the flavor is just fine in these. But I would not bother doing them again - there are plenty of other better recipes to use up apples and walnuts in, in my opinion. It was very crumbly, would not hold together much. I was really disappointed that it was not more brownie-like, as in more compact. Again, the flavor is fine, but it is hard to totally mess up flavor with the brown sugar/apple/walnut combos. However, I didn't like the recipe overall, and won't make it again. :-(
Easy and excellent recipe. I made it exactly following the recipe. The only change I made was to bake it a little longer than 35 minutes and I sprinkled Cinnamon sugar on the top before I put it in the oven. It was so easy and soooo easy to make. Definitely would be crowd pleaser!
These brownies are overly sweet, and more apple than brownie. I thought that there were too many apples so I reduced the number to two, but the I realized that there is too little batter, not apples. Also, the amount of sugar should be reduced to set off the sweetness of the apples. Add half a teaspoonful more cinnamon to strengthen the taste and smell of cinammon.However, the taste of this brownie is very good and I shall make this again with said adjustments.
My husband loves apple pie and anything that resembles apple pie is a close second. These were right up his alley.
This was quite tasty, but it hardly resembled a "brownie" at all. That is, the texture was very loose and cutting it into squares was a futile effort. I shared it at a meeting, and others said they liked it a lot; I had two small helpings myself. So I can recommend this as a tasty dessert - just expect it to be a bit messy when serving it up.
followed the directions exactly, i would not call it a brownie, but nonetheless it was still a very tasty way to use up some apples!
so good! slightly decreased the sugar and used pecans since i didn't have walnuts. added nutmeg and vanilla as suggested. Husband and kids loved it.
I wasnt sure how these would turn out since there was a lot more apple than dough, but it was delicious! Especially when still warm. I wouldnt describe this as a brownie, more like an apple version of banana bread. I added an extra egg and 1 T vanilla. I also made these in a muffin pan instead of a loaf for easier servings.
more like cake. fell completely apart. not for potluck. good flavor.
I don't know if I'd call it a brownie, maybe an apple crisp, but it's really, really good!
Delicious!! Took closer to 50 minutes for me. I added 1/2 t nutmeg and a pinch of ground cloves. Yum yum yum. I'm also not really sure why they're called 'brownies' as they are far more like a moist apple cake, but I'm not a quibbler, and I didn't rate the recipe lower despite the misleading name. I'm definitely planning on making these again.
Very delicious! I followed the recipe with the exception that my butter wasn't completely melted, I added a splash of French Apple Brandy that I had on hand from Thanksgiving. Also added some extra cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves... yummy yummy and mine did seem to have a consistency of brownies, not sure why others didn't experience the same.
At first I thought this was was just okay, but then I couldn't stop eating it. So it will definitely be something I make again.
All I had was delicious apples and 1 Empire. So that is what I used. The flavor was very good though they were a little mushy for me. Might be because I doubled the recipe and use d a larger pan. Wish I had not put the cinnamon / sugar mix on the top as suggested by another.
Delicious! I doubled the recipe and baked in a 9x13, cooking it until a toothpick came out clean like the recipe says. A big hit!
Delicious and easy recipe. Took about 40 minutes to bake. The texture was more like cake rather than brownie. I was hoping for more of the brownie texture.
These brownies were the best I ever tasted Great recipe!
wow really good! slight modifications. mini chocolate chips in place of walnuts and half brown sugar half white sugar. YUMMY! cooked 35 minutes.
these were very tasty and extremely moist! i also would not call them "brownies" - more of a cake in my opinion, but delicious nonetheless. i used red delicious apples but would use granny smith next time as i think the tartness would be better to cut the sweet. i doubled the recipe so i had to bake it for about and hour and 15 minutes (in a glass 9x13 baking dish) and it looked dark on the outside but came out perfect. also, i didn't have nuts so i subbed in skor toffee bits and also topped it with them. mmmmm.
These were...eh. My sister loved them but I found them a little bland. They definitely are more cakey than brownie. I'd recommend adding more cinnamon and definitely use only two green apples, not red. Also cooking them in muffin tins works a lot better and makes them come out better looking.
This is a excellent recipe! I love it!
My roommates loved this one! They keep trying to find recipes that can compare to it. Very moist - more like apple cake than brownies, and best eaten with a fork and some whipped cream.
this came out more like a cake than anything else. also...granted, i made this in an 8x8 container, but it was completely battery in the middle at the end of the baking time--enough so that i'm certain if i did it in a 9x9 container as asked, it would still be runny in the middle. that said...this was a delicious recipe and i'm positive i'll make it again with the following modifications: brown sugar instead of white add butterscotch chips/vanilla/something to give the apples just a bit more pizazz than just plain cinnamon bake 50 minutes (with foil on top at the end so it doesn't burn on top) instead of 35 minutes.
I give this 4 star for the original recipe but 5 with my mini changes. I didnt have walnuts; only had a mixed can of nuts & toasted them alittle before adding them to the batter. I also chopped the apples & beated it alittle so there were only small pieces of apple. Before I baked it I topped it w/ cinnamon strudel topping & had to bake for 45 mins.
Nice textured cake. Wouldn't exactly call them a "brownie", but an excellent recipe none-the-less! Thanks for sharing!
I give it 4 stars for flavor. They are delicious!. I don't care at all for them once they have cooled. The flavor is still great but they are hard to eat. Have to put them in a dish and eat with a fork. they don't hold together very well. I think I will continue my search for the perfect apple dessert.
SO good! made this for the first time tonight, the only things i did differently were to add more apples and dice them into large chunks. i also tossed them with cinnamon, sugar, and flour before mixing them into the batter and that kept them from sinking. baked for about 50 minutes at 350. really really good! i love apple pie, but don't like store bought crust and am not very good at making my own, this is the perfect alternative. thanks so much for sharing!!
These are SOOO good. I ate most of the pan. Be aware though, they're not really brownies. I'd call it more like "apple snack cake" or something like that. As someone else mentioned, I think I would cut the apples into chunks next time, not slices. I want to make them again, next time I'll try putting the vanilla in like someone suggested.
This has become my favorite brownie now,absolutely fabulous!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with us
Excellent buttery taste even when you substitute half butter and applesauce in place of the 1/2 c butter. I diced the apples as others suggested. This needed to bake just a little longer than the recipe states for me. I also found that the sugar can be cut back to 3/4 c, and it still tastes great. This has become a family favorite.
Easy to make, and when I took them to work, all my staff raved about them. Excellent
I would give this a 5 if it were actually a brownie. This is definitely more like a cake. I made mine in an 8x8 pan and the cooking time was perfect. I did make a few adjustments, subbed Strawberry Applesauce for the butter; I didn't use a full cup of sugar and will use even less next time, but I use sweet apples, Gala; I added twice the cinnamon, 2 tsp; no walnuts, a lil extra flour, 2 Tbs(roughly?), and added the apples last. It turned out amazing and I will make this again for sure ... with my changes! =D Thanks for the recipe and the reviews to help me make a great treat!! I might try a crumble topping next time since it is so close to a coffee cake! Great warmed up with coffee for breakfast!
We really liked this recipe! I made only minor changes to make it a little bit healthier, as I was serving for an after school snack. I made with whole wheat flour and I cut the sugar down to 1/2 cup ( it was still plenty sweet for us). Also, I used pecans instead of walnuts just because that is what we prefer. These were excellent. I baked in a 8 X 11.5 glass dish for about 30 mins and the consistency turned out just like brownies. Two of my three kiddos loved them and so did my husband and I (my middle son is super picky!!!) Thank you for the "keeper" :)
These came out way too buttery! Otherwise the brownies were very moist and crumbly; great texture but the flavor was hardly of apple at all. I used an 8x8 pan and had to increase the bake time by 20 minutes.
Enjoying this so much as we speak! Oh my gosh the sides are crispy the texture is perfect... One word, YUMMY. Very easy, I followed one reviewers advice and just creamed the butter and sugar. Now, I was short one apple, so I had to get creative and replaced that amount with sweet potato! Perfect. Also drizzled it with a powdered sugar glaze. Wow!
Had some troubles but made some edits: used 1/4 cup Earth Balance and 1/4 cup applesauce; cut the sugar to 1/2 cup; replaced walnuts with oatmeal (great idea!); 1/2 cup AP flour and 1/2 cup WW flour; baked as muffins. I used three apples chopped but I think it was too much apple. As muffins, they were extremely chunky and not very bready - and I even added about another 1/4 cup of flour when I saw how moist the batter was. I liked the flavor and the idea though, so I want to try them again.
This is a fantastic recipe. My 6 year old helps me make them at least once a week. I gave some to a friend, and her teenage son said it was the best dessert he has ever had. The texture is not quite a brownie, but not an actual cake texture either. We do skip the nuts because my family doesn't like them. This is a staple for our family.
Tasty. Used 2 large apples. Added about 1/4 cup toffee chips.
What a tasty treat! I made a few tweaks of my own. I added vanilla like some others have suggested. I also sprinkled cinnamon on top before I stuck it in the oven. I used a 9x13 pan since I didn't have a 9x9 so the mixture was spread out more thinly. I let it bake for about 45-50 minutes. The texture came out more brownie-like in the fact that it didn't crumble in your hands, but the apple still made it moist. Wish I could give it more stars!
It was more like an apple coffee cake than brownies. Tasty, but definitely not "brownies."
VERY good! Mine came out more like muffins but I think it's because I used self rising flour (all I had on hand). My husband who is very picky and not crazy about apples stated that this is probably his favorite dessert/muffin. So this will be going in my recipe box!! Thanks for the recipe!
The finished texture of this dessert is more cake-like than brownie. That being said it was a good solid dessert. I doubled it to fit a 13 x 9 pan, but I only used 1 1/2 cups sugar when doubled. I ran out with 1/2 cup left of the all-purpose flour so I used wheat flour for the last 1/2 cup. I used a variety of apples that we had just picked that afternoon. I'm not a huge apple fan - but husband, son and parents thought these were wonderful hence the 5-star rating. Thanks BakerJim for sharing - I'm sure these will be made again during apple season.
I am so disappointed with this recipe. Not at all what I expected even after reading the trouble other reviewers had. I followed the recipe exactly and mine were in the oven for an hour and were still under done. It turned out like a strange cobbler than anything else. I won't be making this again.
These were excellent. Just made a few changes. I made a batch and a half to put in a 9x13 pan. Used only 2 apples. Half of the butter called for (even for the batch and a half). I also did not melt the butter just softened it. Added a half cup of chocolate chips as others suggested. It was a little thick so I added a little bit of vegetable oil. I allowed them to set overnight and they turned out great! Gooey and very yummy. Took them to a potluck and they went over great!
I made this recipe twice. The first time, I followed the recipe exactly (except put a little less sugar in) and put it into a cupcake pan. Baked around 35 minutes and was DELICIOUS. The second time, I substituted the butter with 1/2 cup of applesauce while cutting the sugar down. I baked it in a glass cake pan and it baked for around 50 minutes. The end result was not as flavorful, because the butter plays a significant role in the great flavor of this recipe. KEEP the butter and it will taste amazing!
It is a simple and good recipe! I read the reviews while the pan was in the oven and was nervous that it turned out soggy or too sweet. I used an 8x8 round aluminum pan and kept it in the oven for about an hour and a half after inserting a toothpick several times. I crushed the apples because I don't like to feel the pieces of apple and still turned out good. Next time I'll probably use only 2 or 2and a half apples, although I really liked how it turned out! Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Delicious I followed the exact recipe Cut the apples into small pieces with 1/4 tsp vanilla and no walnuts and made it into muffins. The apples add so much flavor and moisture my family loved them. Great way to get the kids to eat apples will definitely make again
I loved the brownies/cake. I added some caramel sprinkle I have from pampered chef to the apples and let them sit before adding to mix and baking. I also made a powdered sugar frosting for the finished product! We absolutly loved them! Bake time was about 40 min. Thanks for the recipe Jim!
I needed a recipe to use up some of the apples I got at the farm and I'm sooooo glad I decided to use this one. I didn't change anything and it was very easy to make. I especially liked how the ends and corner pieces were somewhat carmelized after baking
Not bad - very simple apple snack cake
I took this to youth group night. Wow, did this have many compliments. Everyone asked for the recipe.
My 12 year old daughter made these. She says 4 stars because the title led her to believe there would be chocolate involved, and because there isn't, they should be called APPLE BLONDIES. I'm still chuckling over that one. Boy, was she miffed. But they are very moist and yummy as promised. Easy and quick to mix up. She chose to bake them as individual 'brownies', using a twelve cup muffin pan. Took about the same 35 minutes of bake time. I think these will be making a repeat appearance soon, despite no chocolate :D
These were delicious. I had to baked them for about 40 to 45 minutes longer. I did check them after 35 minutes, but felt they needed more time. My family ate 1/2 of the pan after I had let them cool off. Would be great with a scoop of ice cream. They used cool whip. A keeper!! 5 stars
Very moist and delicious. Not quite a brownie though. These would be hard to eat with your hands unless the apples were chopped very small. More like a cake....these are screaming for a caramel/pinoche frosting. Will make again.
I love these! I added raisins instead of walnuts though cause its what I had on hand. delightful!!
I enjoyed these. Nice to try something new. Thanks for sharing.
Not so great of a recipe. Wouldn't make again.
I thought this recipe turned out delicious! I loved the flavor of the apples (I chopped them up) and the cake got a crisp crust around the edges! It did take longer than 35 minutes to bake, though. I will make this again!
Stunning! I love apple pie, but never liked apple cake because it wasn't moist enough-- this takes care of that. Super easy to make, and soooo delicious.