Apple Walnut Blondies With Maple Butter Glaze

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Cari Butler
from Harlingen, TX

I hope you enjoy this one. :)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Full of flavor, these are the perfect blondies for fall. They have just the right gooey texture and are jam-packed full of apples and almost have a caramel flavor. Drizzled on top, the maple glaze complements all the flavors. Yum!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake


  • 2/3 c
    shortening, butter flavor
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 lg
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 lg
    apples cored, peeled, diced
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    maple extract

How To Make

Test Kitchen Tips
Every oven is different, ours baked for a total of 35 minutes. We suggest starting to check the blondies at 25 minutes.
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350*.
  • 2
    In a large bowl mix and cream together the sugars and the shortening. If you don't have butter-flavored shortening, you can add butter-flavored extract. I recommend Crisco.
  • 3
    Add eggs one at a time; mixing well after each egg.
  • 4
    Add baking powder, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  • 5
    Add flour a little at a time mixing well. Batter will be really thick, kinda like dough.
  • 6
    Fold in apples and walnuts.
  • 7
    Spread into greased 9x13 baking dish.
  • 8
    Bake for approx. 25-30 mins until golden on top and it no longer looks wet.
  • 9
    While blondies are baking, mix up the glaze. It should have the consistency of pancake batter.
  • 10
    After blondies are done baking remove them from the oven, wait about 5 minutes then drizzle glaze over the blondies. Let cool for about 15 mins, then cut and serve. :)