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. :)
Martha Stewart's Living, October 2012, adapted from The Apple Lover's Cookbook by Amy Traverso
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)
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.
What a great recipe! This treat must be heavenly.ReplyDelete
My husband adores Calvados. We have a hard time finding the good stuff. Had it once and it was fantastic.ReplyDelete
I don't believe I've ever had an apple brownie. What a great idea. Hope your move is going well.
Oh Barbara - what a perfect idea for Fall - I LOVE theseReplyDelete
They sound good - although I don't think I've ever seen a brownie with no chocolate!ReplyDelete
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..ReplyDelete
PS Cute cute Blog Banner...ReplyDelete
Another winning recipe Barbara. I love the addition of the glaze.ReplyDelete
Calvados in the glaze? Yes, please!ReplyDelete
Pinned and DEFINITELY on the will-bake agenda for the weekend.ReplyDelete
D E L I C I O U S ♥ReplyDelete
Very yummy, I love apple desserts and love that there are so many delicious variations, yours looks wonderful!ReplyDelete
What tasty looking apple brownies! they sure look very delectable too! :)ReplyDelete
First, great pictures too!
There is something so perfect about these brownies :DReplyDelete
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Of course you would add glaze!ReplyDelete
I could eat a whole pan of those, I'm thinking...
Love the glace Barbara!ReplyDelete
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!)>ReplyDelete
Calvados icing? I like the way you think.ReplyDelete
oh my goodness, these look fantastic!ReplyDelete
I'm thinking the glaze must make the brownie! Delicious.ReplyDelete
Apple brownies are new to me, but these sound terrific. (And the glaze definitely takes them over the top!)ReplyDelete
I too love adding fruits in brownies. These seasonal bars sound and look delectable.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful treat! I love that you added the glaze -- it looks like the perfect topping!ReplyDelete
the glaze was a good call, barbara--you're a wise woman. :)ReplyDelete
Oh my yum. I've been obsessed with apples this season and these brownies look delightful!ReplyDelete
Sometimes you see a recipe and you just know you are going to love it. For me this is one of those recipesReplyDelete
I have been craving an apple dessert and this one sounds wonderful, Barbara! Love the drizzle of icing with Calvados - mmmmm!ReplyDelete
your Calvados glaze is pure inspiration. these look simply delicious.ReplyDelete
I'm definitely craving for that apple Brownies.ReplyDelete