Cinnamon Apple Pecan Bars

A while ago I mentioned that I had 16 recipes for zucchini on this site. However, fall is now making itself known – the entire country is getting a bit of a cool spell, leaves are starting to turn, and apples are making their way into markets. So, make way zucchini, bring in the apples! Let’s see how many apple recipes I can make this fall!

I don’t think these actually classify as bars. To me, they are so moist and crumbly they should be a cake.  Originally, the recipe called them “Blondies” but I don’t think this fits at all. Blondies are supposed to be relatives of brownies, and should be dense and chewy, right? As you can see by the photo below, these are really crumbly. And in case you were wondering, its a bad idea to share one of these with your toddler on the couch. Crumbs. Everywhere. Thank goodness for dogs! 🙂 

Cinnamon Apple Pecan Bars (Life’s A Feast)

2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp brown sugar
dash of cinnamon

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Grease a 9×13 pan with either cooking spray or butter (I suggest butter)
Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a large skillet.
Add the apples to the skillet, sprinkle with the cinnamon and brown sugar and stir to coat.
Suatee the apples until they are soft.
Remove the apples from the heat and allow to cool to just barely warm.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pecans.
In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream together the 2/3 cup butter and 1 1/2 cup brown sugar.
Add in the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla.
When thoroughly mixed, scrape down your bowl.
Mix in the flour mixture until just combined, and then mix in the apples.
Pour into the prepared baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.
Allow to cool before serving.

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    shelley c.
    September 16, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    I am making that this weekend. That looks SO good.

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