Bowden Blondies with caramel, apples & Walnuts

Mrs. Bowden


Took a couple of blondie (brownies minus the chocolate) recipes I came across, and made them mine. My guy's love these, and decided to post to keep track of the recipe while our home is being painted. I hope you love them as much as we have! One day soon I think we'll do a sweet potato, or pumpkin version! :D


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30 Min
25 Min


  • 2 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 3 or 4 pinch
    nutmeg, ground
  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
    sunflower or canola oil
  • 2
    extra large /jumbo eggs
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 4 c
    apples, granny smith peeled, cored, and diced
  • ·
    divide apples in half
  • 1 bag(s)
    soft caramels (you will need 30)
  • 5 1/2 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • ·
    butter flavored shortning /cooking spray

How to Make Bowden Blondies with caramel, apples & Walnuts


  1. 1. Use hand mixer to beat brown sugar, oil, eggs, and egg yolk smooth
  2. 2. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. 3. Use hand mixer to combine flour mix, and sugar mix until completely blended. *Dough is stiff*
  4. 4. Fold in 2 C. of the diced, peeled granny Smith apples, and roasted (you can use unroasted) walnuts.
  5. 5. Turn oven to 350°f to preheat.
  6. 6. Grease with shortening, or spray with no stick the sides, and bottom of (2) 8x8 glass baking dishes. Wipe excess shortening off.
  7. 7. Dived dough into 3 equal parts. Press 1 portion of dough into each pan, reserving the last portion.
  8. 8. Melt caramels into heavy cream. Stir constantly with wooden spoon! Will burn quickly!!
  9. 9. Drizzle melted caramel equally over the dough pressed into the 2 pans.
  10. 10. Crumble remaining dough over caramel, and pressed dough.
  11. 11. Garnish top with remaining peeled, diced apple pieces.
  12. 12. Bake in your preheated 350°f oven for 25- 30 minutes, or until toothpick has tiny cooked crumbles on it, but no wet dough ;)
  13. 13. Cool completely on cooling rack. I usually do an hour on the rack.
  14. Cut each pan into 6 servings. Can be plated, popped into the microwave for 25 seconds, and served with ice cream for a là mode.

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About Bowden Blondies with caramel, apples & Walnuts

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Kosher, Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tag: For Kids

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