10.10.2012

Apple Brownies


At first glance, and while it's still in the pan, doesn't this look a bit like Dorie's French Apple Cake? (See photo at bottom of page.) Putting it together was a bit the same too. It seemed over-laden with apples and not enough batter. But it was a much stiffer dough than Dorie's.
The recipe was in the October issue of Martha Stewart's Living and the magazine pictured them plain, but I added a little glaze with some Calvados in it. 
Of course. :)

Apple Brownies
Martha Stewart's Living, October 2012, adapted from The Apple Lover's Cookbook by Amy Traverso 


Ingredients:
1 stick salted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch cubes (I used Granny Smith)

Method:
Preheat oven to 350. Generously butter an 8 x 11 baking dish.

Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In your mixer, beat the egg, sugar and butter until pale and light. By hand, add the walnuts and apples. Then add the flour mixture and stir until combined.
Spread the batter in the pan and bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack then cut into 12 bars.
Glaze if you wish. Confectioners sugar mixed with almond or vanilla flavoring, or a little Calvados.
Bars can be stored airtight up to 5 days.



28 comments:

  1. What a great recipe! This treat must be heavenly.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. My husband adores Calvados. We have a hard time finding the good stuff. Had it once and it was fantastic.

    I don't believe I've ever had an apple brownie. What a great idea. Hope your move is going well.
    Sam

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  3. Oh Barbara - what a perfect idea for Fall - I LOVE these
    Mary x

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  4. They sound good - although I don't think I've ever seen a brownie with no chocolate!

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  5. They look great..and they do look like Dorie's Apple cake..I need to get some Calvados..I bet it makes that icing far far better than just the ordinary..

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  6. Another winning recipe Barbara. I love the addition of the glaze.

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  7. Calvados in the glaze? Yes, please!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  8. Pinned and DEFINITELY on the will-bake agenda for the weekend.

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  9. Very yummy, I love apple desserts and love that there are so many delicious variations, yours looks wonderful!

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  10. What tasty looking apple brownies! they sure look very delectable too! :)

    First, great pictures too!

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  11. There is something so perfect about these brownies :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. Of course you would add glaze!

    I could eat a whole pan of those, I'm thinking...

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  13. Love the glace Barbara!

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  14. The glaze is what sold me, Barbara. Calvados glaze?? Wow. I love apple desserts (don't get me started on my lifelong search to duplicate gram's applecake). I bet these fortify you for packing (between books and dishes I think of moving as the worst horror imaginable!)>

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  15. Calvados icing? I like the way you think.

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  16. oh my goodness, these look fantastic!

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  17. I'm thinking the glaze must make the brownie! Delicious.

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  18. Apple brownies are new to me, but these sound terrific. (And the glaze definitely takes them over the top!)

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  19. I too love adding fruits in brownies. These seasonal bars sound and look delectable.

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  20. What a beautiful treat! I love that you added the glaze -- it looks like the perfect topping!

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  21. the glaze was a good call, barbara--you're a wise woman. :)

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  22. Oh my yum. I've been obsessed with apples this season and these brownies look delightful!

    Sues

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  23. Sometimes you see a recipe and you just know you are going to love it. For me this is one of those recipes

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  24. I have been craving an apple dessert and this one sounds wonderful, Barbara! Love the drizzle of icing with Calvados - mmmmm!

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  25. your Calvados glaze is pure inspiration. these look simply delicious.

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  26. I'm definitely craving for that apple Brownies.

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