The calendar says that today is the first day of Fall, but the thermometer says it is 26ºC! Record breaking temperatures here for the next few days – finally summer has arrived! But the pumpkins are in the grocery stores so that means baking must include roasted pumpkin. Pumpkin Apple Loaf with Crumble Topping has 3 healthy ingredients in it – pumpkin, banana and apple so indulge yourself.
Autumn is here…at least the apples are here! The colours are just starting to turn and all of the fall harvest is starting to appear at the farmers market. With all of the different varieties of apples out there you really have to try every apple recipe you can get your hands on. This recipe for Apple Brownie with Maple Frosting is just the one to bring out all of those fall flavours. For this brownie I used MacIntosh apples, but any tart apple would work just fine.
One of the steps that will add a little prep time to this recipe is the fact that the apples are partially cooked first in a little butter. This sweetens the apples and adds even more deliciousness to the brownie. What does save some time is that the rest of the batter is mixed in the same pan you cooked the apples in! Sure saves on dishes! The amazing scent from the brownie baking will warm up your kitchen and put you in that fall mode. If it is still warm enough to have the windows open your neighbours might be knocking on the door too. No one will be able to resist the smell of baking apples and cinnamon.
Now the maple frosting on these apple brownies is the same maple frosting I used on the Apple Slab Cake. There is no sense in trying to use something different when this maple goodness matches perfectly with apples. You will be tempted to put the maple frosting on just about anything – don’t say I didn’t warn you!
This apple season I hope you try this Apple Brownie with Maple Frosting – your family and friends will really appreciate it.
- ¾ cup butter + 1tbsp butter
- 2 large apples, peeled and chopped
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs- beaten slightly
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- Fudge Frosting -click on link
- Preheat oven to 350℉.
- Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium sized saucepan melt the 1 tbsp of butter on med-low heat. Add in the chopped apple and cook for about 5-6 minutes, just until the apples are fragrant and starting to soften.
- Transfer the apples to a small bowl and set aside.
- To the same saucepan add the remaining butter and cinnamon and return to the heat. Stir until melted scraping up any little bits of apple on the bottom of the pan.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the sugars and maple syrup. Stir in the beaten eggs and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
- Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Stir until the flour is all combined and then add in the cooked apples.
- Transfer to the prepared pan and bake 25-30 minutes or until the top is just golden.
- Place the pan on a cooling rack to cool.
- Once cool - frost with the Fudge Frosting.