A Crowd Pleasing Recipe: Apple Blondies with a Maple Glaze

I give you the perfect combination of apple, spice and (everything nice) maple syrup in these soft and moist blondies. Apples make for a great option in a blondie because they add a lot of moisture. These little guys are perfect for a morning snack, an afternoon treat or a sweet dessert after dinner. They also make for a great and easy treat to pack in a lunch box. The best part about making blondies, they bake in one pan and there’s minimal clean-up!

This recipe makes 9-16 squares (depending on how you want to divide them)


¾ cup unsalted butter, melted

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup brown sugar

1 large egg + 1 egg yolk

1 tsp vanilla extract

A pinch of salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tsps ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

2 small apples, peeled, cored and chopped into small + thin chunks

Maple Glaze

2 Tsbps melted unsalted butter

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup icing sugar (more or less depending on your preference)

¼ tsp vanilla extract

A pinch of cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 8 x 8 inch (or 9x9 inch) square baking pan and line with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth.
  3. Add in the egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract and salt and mix in.
  4. Mix in the flour, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
  5. Fold in the apples and pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  6. Spread it evenly into the pan (if using 9x9, spread into a square that resembles 8x8 inches). Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove and cool to room temperature.
  8. For the glaze, melt the butter in a bowl and mix in maple syrup, icing sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Pour over the blondies and spread evenly. Let the glaze set and then cut into squares and enjoy!

Note – The apple blondies will get soft as the days go by, so be sure to eat them. But, I have no doubt that they will be gobbled up! Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Just make sure to thaw them before consuming.

Inspiring Olivia is an Ottawa based self taught baker. She's a local lifestyle enthusiast that aims to support her local community and Canadian brands.