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Apple Hazelnut Blondies

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Ingredients

  • Blondies:
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup(1 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 chopped, peeled and cored Fuji apples (about 2 cups)
  • Maple Icing:
  • 1 8-ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup vanilla extract

Details

Servings 12
Adapted from familycircle.com

Preparation

Step 1

Blondies:
Heat oven to 350 degrees . Coat a 12-cavity brownie pan (such as Wilton Brownie Bar Pan) with nonstick cooking spray.

Place nuts on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool slightly and rub nuts with fingers to remove skin. Chop nuts and reserve.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine sugars, butter, eggs and vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into sugar-and-butter mixture until dry ingredients are just moistened. Fold in apples and 3/4 cup of the chopped nuts.

Spoon batter into prepared brownie pan, about 1/3 cup into each cavity. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes; turn out onto rack to cool completely.

Maple Icing:
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar; add maple syrup and vanilla and beat until smooth.

Frost each blondie with a generous 2 tbsp of icing. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts.

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