I am finally letting go of summer.
The signs of fall are all around me and it’s getting a little hard to ignore!
The changing leaves, dropping temperatures, and appearance of Halloween treats at the store seems to have finally done the trick and reprogrammed my brain.
So…I am now officially craving all things pumpkin, apple, and all those delicious spices that go along with them; cinnamon, cloves, and my fave, nutmeg.
Better late than never, right?
I have a thing for blondies. I like that they are not so rich as brownies. I like that there are so many variations on blondies…such as Oatmeal-Spiced Pear Blondies, or Bourbon and Brown Butter Blondies.
These blondies are to die for! They have soft, sweet apples, crunch from chopped walnuts, and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar, giving these guys the essence of fall. Also, giving my house the smells of fall. The apple-cinnamony smells lingered for hours!
As you can probably tell from the photos, these are not necessarily the dense, gooey blondies that you may be accustomed to. These are slightly more light and cakey. They are super moist, thanks to the 2 cups of diced apples, and have very soft, pillowy tops rather than a crunch or crust.
Do these things really bother you? They certainly don’t seem to bother me one bit.
I am currently in danger of single-handedly consuming the entire batch.
Recipe adapted from About.com