Apple Harvest Blondies

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A delicious fall dessert recipe:  Apple Harvest Blondies

Apple Harvest Blondies recipe - from

These beautiful blondie are packed with fresh apples.  Little bits of cream cheese swirled into the bars make them rich and delicious.

Apple Harvest Blondies recipe - from

My husband couldn’t get enough of these. He asked me to ‘please take them away!’

Apple Harvest Blondies

Yield: 24 blondies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups packed brown sugar (divided)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and chopped
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, frozen for 1 hour
  • 2 ounces finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 13x9-inch baking dish.
  2. Melt the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl (just until melted). Remove from microwave and stir in 2 cups of brown sugar. Mix well, then add eggs, flour, baking powder and vanilla. Mix just until combined. Fold in the apples.
  3. Spread the batter into prepared dish. Chop cream cheese into small bits and mix with nuts, cinnamon and remaining 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Sprinkle evenly over the batter.
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes.
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  • mary wrote:

    i had a hard time getting the cream cheese into pieces… i think more than an hour in the freezer is needed. i’ll also chop my apples into smaller pieces next time. but oh so good!

  • Sparrow wrote:

    i baked 1 dozen cupcake size and a 8×8 square pan of these…they look absolutely delicioius! i did go overboard w/the apples though–used 4 small instead of 2 medium…can’t way to give these a taste!

  • Melissa wrote:

    Very good!! I added a little more brown sugar and cream cheese and I put the batter in cupcake pans so they looked better and it made it perfect treat to grab on the go. Loved it!

  • lauren wrote:

    I really enjoy reading your blog…tried this recipe for one of my co-workers who loves apples….she couldn’t stop eating them! thanks for the delicious recipe!!!

  • Rebecca wrote:

    these were pretty good. i used granny smith apples. dont skimp on the amount of apples and use a little more cream cheese. I read someone else said they are not pretty to look at but they are good-that is true. they can be mushy.

  • Christa wrote:

    This was delish! Would add more cream cheese for contrast to the sweetness, but overall a great fall recipe.