Apple & Caramel Blondies

These Apple & Caramel Blondies are soft and gooey. They are packed full of apples, white chocolate and caramel.

Apple and Caramel is one of my favourite autumnal flavours. I coated the apples in brown sugar and cinnamon before adding them to this recipe and it just gives them such a great flavour.

This is the type of recipe I would love to curl up on the sofa with, with a cup of tea and a good box set.

These Apple & Caramel Blondies would also be utterly heavenly warmed up and some Vanilla Ice Cream.

Reasons To Love this Recipe

It is a great recipe to get you started with autumnal baking. I don’t know about you but this is my favourite time of the year to bake. I love how AMAZING the kitchen smells when I bake with things like cinnamon.

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It contains the most delicious thick and gloopy caramel. I mean do you really need any more reasons?

If you do need another reason, then this recipe is perfect for sharing. I cut my blondies into 16 pieces, perfect for sharing with family, friends, and colleagues.

What are Blondies?

So, when people ask me this question, I normally describe them as white chocolate versions of brownies. This isn’t strictly true. Although they have the same soft and gooey texture as brownies, instead of using cocoa we use Vanilla Extract.

Blondies were originally developed before brownies were! They were invented in the late 1800s while the Brownie didn’t come about until the 1900s.

Apple & Caramel Blondies

To make these apple and caramel blondies I started by peeling and coring the apples. I then cut them into 1cm chunks. You can make them smaller or larger if you prefer. I just think 1cm is the perfect sized chunk and popped them into a bowl. To the bowl, I then added light brown sugar and cinnamon and mixed until the apples were completely coated.

In a separate bowl, I creamed together the butter and sugars. I used light brown sugar to give the blondies a lovely caramelly flavour. Next, I added in the flour, eggs and vanilla and mixed again until they were all combined.

Now add in your white chocolate chips or chunks. I prefer to use a bar of white chocolate and cut it into thick chunks, just because I love it when you get a thick piece of chocolate but you can use chocolate chips if you prefer. Add these to the bowl with your apple mixture and fold them through.

To fold them through I find the easiest way is by using a spatula and scraping around the side of the bowl and folding the mixture in on itself. Then cut through the middle to make sure the chocolate and apples are evenly distributed.

Adding the Mixture to Your Tin

Pour half the mixture into your pre-prepared tin. For the recipe, I used a 9” springform square tin. I prefer to use a springform tin because I find it easier to get the blondies back out at the end. I line the tin using baking parchment.

Once you have poured half the mixture into the cake tin, add some caramel. You can either use a homemade caramel or I would recommend a thick and gloopy caramel-like Carnations.

I found the easiest way to do this was to add spoonful’s randomly over the top of the blondie mixture. Pour the remaining mixture on top. Finish with some more spoonfuls of caramel and bake.

How Do I Know When the Blondies Are Baked?

You will know the blondies are ready when they are golden brown in colour. I wouldn’t recommend using a skewer or cake tester to check these because if you hit a piece of caramel or apple then it won’t come out clean.

You could do the wobble test. The top of your blondies should be golden brown in colour and look dry. If you shake the tin slightly the blondies should have a slight wobble to them. But if you’re not sure pop them back into the oven for 3-4 minutes and check again.

If your blondies are a bit cakey it means that you have overdone them. Just cook them for a few minutes less next time.

Alternatives

You could use any type of fruit in these it doesn’t need to be apples.

You could also add a drizzle of any leftover caramel over the top of the blondies. Just wait until they have cooled fully, put the caramel into a piping bag with a small round nozzle. Or if you are using disposable piping bags snip the tip of the bag and drizzle the caramel over the top.

Equipment

Square Cake Tin

Scales

Spatula

Mixing Bowl

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Apple & Caramel Blondies

Sarah Mark
These Apple & Caramel Blondies are soft and gooey. They are packed full of apples, white chocolate and caramel.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 16 Servings

Ingredients
  

For the Apples

  • 250 g Apples
  • 100 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon

For the Blondies

  • 225 g Unsalted Butter
  • 225 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 50 g Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 300 g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 300 g White Chocolate
  • 150 g Caramel

Instructions
 

To Make the Apples

  • Peel and core the apples and cut into 1cm chunks. Place them into a bowl
  • To the bowl add the lgiht brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Using your hands coat the apples in the sugar and cinnamon and leave to one side.

To Make the Blondies

  • Preheat the oven to 180C (160CFan) and line a 9 inch square cake tin with baking parchment. Leave to one side.
  • In a bowl cream together the butter and both sugars until lovely and light in colour.
  • Add in the eggs, plain flour and vanilla extract and mix again.
  • Fold through the white chocolate chips and apples until they are evenly distributed.
  • Pour half of the mixture into your cake tin and smooth until flat and even.
  • Randomly add spoonfuls of the caramel over the top of the mixture. Remember and keep some for the top.
  • Add the remaining blondie mixture on top and again add some caramel.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until they are golden in colour and ever so slightly wobble.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool fully before cutting into individual portions.

32 Comments

  • Rupali

    19 September 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Seems like a yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      22 September 2021 at 10:53 pm

      Definitely one for sharing!

  • The Healthcare Hustle

    19 September 2021 at 4:18 pm

    these look absolutely delicious! the alternatives are also extremely useful

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      22 September 2021 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you! I am glad you found it helpful!

  • Della Driscoll

    19 September 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look INCREDIBLE! And are so perfect for autumn xx

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      22 September 2021 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • KEVIN FOODIE

    20 September 2021 at 4:07 pm

    5 stars
    This a perfect alternative to a brownie that i am not a big fan of. The texture of the blondies seem similar to that of brownies. Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      22 September 2021 at 10:55 pm

      They are similar in texture but definitely not in flavour!

  • Marysa

    21 September 2021 at 8:07 pm

    What a perfect recipe for apple-picking season. This sounds so good especially topped with some vanilla ice cream!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      22 September 2021 at 10:56 pm

      These blondies would be incredible topped with some ice cream!

  • Sarah S.

    22 September 2021 at 1:58 am

    Hello! These look delicious. I was wondering what type of apples would you suggest using?

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      22 September 2021 at 6:06 pm

      Hey, I would recommend using an apple like Braeburn, Granny Smith or Golden Delicious.

  • Mariana

    22 September 2021 at 12:48 pm

    It sounds like the perfect autumn recipe, for those cozy and rainy days! I’ll definitely give it a try 🙂

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      22 September 2021 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you! I am sure you will love them!

  • Lucy

    22 September 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Caramel and apple blondies sound like my cup of tea, these look so tasty! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      22 September 2021 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you! They also pair well with a cup of tea!

  • Alexis

    22 September 2021 at 2:24 pm

    This looks so, so yummy! I’m craving blondies and it’s not even 10 am yet. Thank you for sharing!

    Alexis| http://cafe-beauty.com

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      22 September 2021 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Molly @ Transatlantic Notes

    22 September 2021 at 2:39 pm

    4 stars
    This sounds like the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving as it has those lovely seasonal flavours — thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      22 September 2021 at 10:57 pm

      Ahh it would be and perfect for sharing with all the family!

  • Layla-Tal Medina

    22 September 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Oh my goodness, these blondies look delish!

    I also have to admit that my mouth is fairly watering at the sight of these blondies–too busy to bake, and unfortunately, our oven got broken down. However, will be bookmarking this recipe for the day I will be able to bake again!

    Layla | hellotherelayla.com

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      22 September 2021 at 10:57 pm

      Ahh, what a shame! I am sure you will love them though when you are able to bake again.

  • Nadine

    22 September 2021 at 7:34 pm

    5 stars
    Love this, I’ve saved this to make on my day off. Thank you for sharing x

    http://www.nadinealex.blogspot.com

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      22 September 2021 at 10:57 pm

      YAY! I hope you love them! They are the perfect treat after a long week at work!

  • Lovely

    23 September 2021 at 7:17 am

    Wow! This looks so yum! My sweet tooth is calling!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      5 October 2021 at 1:19 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Rachael

    2 October 2021 at 11:48 am

    These look insane!!! My kids would love these too, definitely going to give them a go!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      5 October 2021 at 1:43 pm

      YAY! I hope you all enjoy them and have lots of fun baking them!

  • Mark Crone

    2 October 2021 at 12:51 pm

    5 stars
    Oh my word. There is nothing like apples and caramel. And in the cooler fall, there something extra delicious about this recipe. My wife is all over this recipe. I’m working today but she will be baking…thanks for sharing,

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      5 October 2021 at 1:44 pm

      Thank you! I hope you both enjoy them!

  • Tiffany McCullough – Metaphysical Mama

    2 October 2021 at 2:05 pm

    These look amazing! What a perfect fall desert. I can’t wait to give them a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      5 October 2021 at 1:44 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy!

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