Tasty Tuesday: I am Such a Copycat

For Easter, I was in charge of dessert. I was told that it had to be enough to feed about 10 people and not cupcakes. Pretty simple instructions so I went to work to find a recipe. Recently, I went to Applebee's and had their Maple Butter Blondie and forgot how delicious it is, so that's what I decided to make. I had so many compliments on it and thought I should share it with you, and it has been a while since the last Tasty Tuesday.

The recipe: (found here)
**I doubled this and it fed about 15-18 servings

Blondie:

  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 egg white (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips or 1/2 cup white chocolate chunks
  • 1/3 cup water
Maple Butter Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (dessert topper)
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sift the flour, then add baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Sift all together into small bowl.
  3. Add chopped nuts, mix, then set aside.
  4. Add melted butter, brown sugar, beaten eggs, and vanilla in a bigger bowl and mix well.
  5. Add flour mixture, slowly while mixing.
  6. Stir in white chocolate chips or chunks.
  7. Add water and stir so batter is even.
  8. Pour into 9x9x2 inch pan.
  9. Bake for about 25 minutes till toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let cool then serve with vanilla bean ice cream, maple butter sauce, and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
  11. Maple Butter Sauce:.
  12. Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat.
  13. Whisk in sugar, maple syrup, and brown sugar.
  14. Add cream cheese a little bit at a time, whisking fast until the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  15. Increase flame to medium-high while whisking continuously till sauce bubbles and thickens.
  16. Serve warm on top of blondie and ice cream.
The Preparation: 
This was quite easy to prepare. Took about 40 minutes total. I had a hard time getting the cream cheese to incorporate into the sauce, I have had this problem before using no-name brand and I think that's what was wrong. Also, I suggest leaving it in the oven 5 minutes longer, but keep an eye on it.
The batter was kind of runny.
How big the double batch was
The sauce cooking
The Taste Test: 
This was fantastic. Next time I would still add more white chocolate to it. I also would try it with ice cream as I forwent this option.

The Switch Up: 
This was already a switch-up from its older sister the Brownie. I might try it with raspberries instead of walnuts next time and make a cheesecake brownie. mmmm...

Remember, let me know in the comments if you tried this and how it went. Share it on Facebook and twitter to make me your best friend 5ever. 

Happy Tuesday!


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