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Apple Blondies with Brown Sugar Frosting.

from Cooking the Books

Ingredients

For the Blondies:

  • 2/3 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup peeled chopped apples
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

For the Brown Sugar Frosting:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups icing confectioner’s sugar, sifted

Instructions

For the blondies:

  1. Line a 13 x 9 inch baking tin with baking parchment. Set oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until thick and smooth, about 3 minutes. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture on low speed, mixing until blended. Stir in apples and nuts, mixing well. Spread evenly in the prepared tin and bake until set and golden, 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on rack.

For the Brown Sugar Frosting:

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring mixture just to a boil then remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm. Sift in the confectioner’s sugar, mixing until smooth. Spread evenly over bar. Let stand until frosting is firm enough to cut. Cut into bars or squares.