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Applebee's Walnut Blondie With Maple Butter Sauce

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Rating: 4/5 4 stars
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ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 40106
cook method: stovetop, oven
Applebee's Walnut Blondie With Maple Butter Sauce Recipe
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1 cup sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Maple Butter Sauce

3/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
3 ounces cream cheese, optional


Dough: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Sift flour, add baking powder, baking soda and salt. Sift again. Add chopped nuts. Mix well and set aside.

Melt butter. Add brown sugar and mix well. Add egg and vanilla extract. Blend well. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing well. Stir in white chocolate chips. Spread in a 9-inch square pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean or with slightly fudgy-looking crumbs. Serve with ice cream and Maple Butter Sauce.

Maple Butter Sauce: Combine syrup and butter and optional cream cheese, cook over low heat until melted. Stir in brown sugar until dissolved. Add walnuts, if desired.

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1285 calories, 66 grams fat, 165 grams carbohydrates, 15 grams protein per serving.
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Haven't tried the recipe yet however not times adding an extra egg will make it more cake like. I plan on trying it today.

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I don't know if this is like Applebee's or not but my neighbor made this recipe (she gave me a copy of the printout) and it was really good.

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Member since: February 10, 2008
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The brownie is good but I agree with the other reviews that it needs to be more cakelike to match Applebee's. Still a delicious recipe, just not exactly like Applebees.

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I used the suggestion of adding cream cheese to the sauce and I think that made the difference. I like the blondie part, but the sauce definitley needed that extra touch.

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The sauce is very good but when I added the cream cheese it had tiny specks of cheese in it it was still very good but I whipped the heck out of it and it wouldn't smooth out.

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Apr 29, 2012

Is unsalted butter used?

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i have been looking forever for this recipe cause its so gooood

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Aug 14, 2010

Guest Foodie
it IS missing cream cheese.. we asked at the rest today and the waitress went to look up the recipe chart, and she said yes cream cheese, and also powered milk

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Yummy! Really good even without the sauce.

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Mar 12, 2010

Guest Foodie
I KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE SAUCE TASTE THE SAME AS APPLEBEE'S!! Hey I just thought I would comment on this and let you guys know the secret to making the sauce right!! So, I was eating the Maple Butter Blondie the other day when I went to Apple Bees because its one of the only good desserts they have left since they got rid of the Sizzling Apple Pie.. Anyways, I went home and googled for the recipe and found this one. Well, i was tasting the sauce and then looked at this recipe and realized it wasn't going to be the same(from cooking experience). One of the MAIN components and thickeners to the sauce is CREAM CHEESE. Yup, it's CREAM CHEESE everybody! Cream cheese is the sauce's secret ingredient. I have yet to make the sauce myself, but you can OBVIOUSLY taste the cream cheese in the sauce. To make the sauce thin and liquidy it must be heated up. Preferably melt butter, add brown sugar, MAPLE SYRUP (Maybe 1/2 cup instead of 3/4.. I would add a little bit and then see by taste) Then once the ingredients are melted together, add a nice big table spoon of cream cheese and whisk it in. Then, add more cream cheese or more Maple Syrup until you get it to the thickness and taste that you want. Also, you can add a very small splash of vanilla if you want, and then sprinkle some nuts on top after pouring on the maple butter brownie.

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I agree with the others here - this recipe was definitely not the cake-like brownies they have at Applebee's. I tried baking longer to see if that would help, but no luck. They were still a mushy mess in the middle. I left them out to cool overnight, and the result was a more brownie-like bar that doesn't taste bad at all. Just not what I was looking for.

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Wonderful! I used real maple syrup, and it turned out very similar to the Applebee's blondie. Careful, though, these seem to have aphrodisiac properties...!

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