Apple brownies is an easy bar dessert made with apple and walnut. It has a crisp texture on the outside with moist cake-like crumb inside. A hint of cinnamon makes it a perfect fall treat.
If you love bar desserts, and love apples, try this apple brownies recipe for a treat for yourself and your loved ones.
I was invited to a friend’s BBQ party, but forgot to think of what to take with. I urgently needed quick and easy dessert to make with things I already have in my kitchen, so that I don’t have to run to the grocery store in the famous afternoon KL traffic.
I looked into my fridge and found some apples, I always have walnuts in the freezer. Aha! the light bulb in my brain just got turned on; I am going to make apple brownies!
I have made these apple brownies numerous times and they’ve never disappointed me. The top crust is flaky just like the chocolate brownies, and the crumb is soft and moist with chunks of apples and walnuts. These will make you feel like you are eating a healthy dessert even though there is 1 cup of butter hidden beneath.
I took the whole batch to the party and came home with the empty platter. A young man had 3 of them instantly. My husband was sad because there was no leftover.
This is perhaps the easiest bar dessert you can make as long as you don’t mind chopping 2-3 apples and some walnuts. And if you ask me, chopping apples is quite therapeutic.
Apple Brownies Recipe Instructions
Get your apples and walnuts.
Turn on the oven to 350ºF (170ºC) and place chunks of butter in a bowl to the oven to melt.
DO NOT forget your butter, which I often do…
Chop your walnuts to measure about 1/2 cup with your eyes.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl over a mesh,
let them snow…, I mean sift.
Take the melted butter and combine with sugar, add eggs, and vanilla. Mix until sugar melts.
Add your apples,
the sifted flour mix, and walnuts. Just dump’em all together.
Use a spatula and stir until they get just moistend.
Just like that. DO NOT over mix…
Spread them in the 9 x 13 pan (greased, of course)
and stick it into oven, shut the door, and stare at it for 40-50 minutes of your life.
Or you can do your dishes, or pay your bills, or take a nap.
When the top gets cracked or nicely browned, or the testing toothpick comes out clean with a few crumbs, it is their time to come out of the hot oven.
Let it cool before you cut into bars. Serve with cold vanilla ice cream if you wish.
More Apple Desserts
- Easy Apple Strudel with Puff Pasty
- Polish Apple Pie (Szarlotka)
- Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake
- Easy No Crust Apple Pie
- 1 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cup Granny Smith apple peeled, cored and chopped
- 1/2 cup walnut chopped
- 2 cup flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350ºF (170ºC). Grease 9x13 inch baking pan; set aside.
- In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in apples and nuts.
- In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Fold the dry ingredients into the apple mixture.
- Pour batter into a prepared pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean with a few crumbs attached. The top will have subtle cracks.
- Let it cool before you cut into bars.