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Applebee's Walnut Blondie With Maple Butter Sauce

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Rating: 4/5 4 stars
29 reviews
3 comments

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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ingredients


Dough

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

directions

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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nutrition

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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Feb 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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Tishna

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Is unsalted butter used?


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


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Guest Foodie

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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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Guest Foodie

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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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The taste is very good however, the brownie is very hard. I was thinking of a more cake like brownie.... The batter was very stiff...


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Jan 23, 2009





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White chocolate works better in the maple sauce and 350 degrees on top oven rack and spread dow thin about 1/2 inch in pan.


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Sauce tasted the same used real syrup. Blondie not quite the same but still very good.


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This brownie is delicious! The sauce - not so much. Definitely not like Applebee's and not very good. When I make it again, I will add less maple syrup which may be better. I also used butterscotch chips in the brownie and it was great!


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I know what is missing in the maple butter sauce after experimenting in my kitchen to get the exact flavor of the sauce. It is around 4 oz of soften cream cheese to the mixture you already have and leave the nuts out. The one at the restaurant has a smooth tan color and a tang at the finish. That is what is missing in all the recipes I have been reading on this. Also the recipe only makes this thin strong nutty brownie (it is very tasty) in a 9x9 or smaller dish. The brownie served at applebee's is much "fuller" and fluffier than this one is.... still a great recipe though!


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Sauce is great with the cream cheese in it, but the brownie needs to be more cake-like to compare to Applebees.


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Every time we make this, it gets rave reviews! Making it again tonight to bring to a party--our only substitutions are that we stir in butterscotch chips instead of white chocolate chips and we leave the nuts in a dish to the side of the sauce in case some folks don't want them. There's NEVER any leftovers with this dessert. I use the real VT maple syrup, too, straight from a family member's sugar shack up in the hills!


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too much sugar,insanely sweet maybe more flour less brown sugar


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the trick is using REAL maple syrup. although it is more expensive, it really makes all the difference


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While the blondies were very good, the second time around I used chopped white bakers chocolate, which melted much better. I also used a Grade A maple syrup which is much lighter and didn't make the sauce as sweet. Very nice!


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this was very close to the real thing, but the cake is not as fluffy as the ones at applebee's. but it still tastes the same and it is very good.


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Did you use real maple syrup cause i did and it tasted identical try not using imation maple syrup i know its expensive but if you are looking for a identical then thats what ya gotta do


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This is a pretty tasty recipe, but it's not much like Applebee's. I think Applebee's puts cream cheese in the "Maple Butter Sauce"


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the brownie part was better than applebees! best brownie I've ever had!!! the sause was not the same, but still tasty!


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This is the best desserts from any restaurant i've ever been too...... and i've eaten all over the world


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I find this recipe good but not equivilant to the Applebees recipie, the sauce is definetly not the same as in our applesbees.


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I have to agree with others, this didn't taste like applebee's I want a more cake like brownie and sauce isn't the same as well, but good.


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Mar 20, 2005





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The brownie was delish..the maple sauce was okay...This recipe didn't taste like applebee's but like I said it was great!!!


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Feb 2, 2005





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This recipe is so yummy try it, you will see 2 different entrys for this same thing THIS ONE is the right one I learned the hard way but you dont have to use this one


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Feb 29, 2004





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Not exactly what I was picturing as far as a more cakelike brownie and the white creamy sauce however it did taste good.


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