Apple Blondies with Maple Glaze

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Let’s bake the scent of Fall! These wonderful Apple Blondies are a great addition to your dessert to bring in the feeling of Fall in all of your house. Share this amazing recipe with your family and friends and they may just fall in love.

Pumpkin Apple Blondies with Maple Glaze on a cutting board.

Apple Blondies

This Pumpkin Apple Blondies recipe has a few ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. This recipe is simple and easy to follow as well and is a great chance to bake and make memories with your loved ones. Be sure to write this recipe down and have a delicious dessert in no time.


  • Flour- Use all purpose flour for the best results.
  • Baking powder- This will help your ingredients rise in the oven.
  • Salt- This will bring out the flavors in your recipe.
  • Butter- Always use unsalted to control the amount of salt in a recipe.
  • Sugar- All good blondies need sugar.
  • Eggs- use room temperature eggs for best results
  • Vanilla extract- Always use pure vanilla for best flavoring.
  • Ground cinnamon- You can ground your own ingredients for best flavoring.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice- This will be the signature pumpkin flavor.
  • Gala Apples-Make sure they are large and finely chopped
  • Light brown sugar– The brown sugar will add more flavor.
  • Maple syrup- Make sure it is pure maple syrup for the best taste.
  • Powdered sugar- This will be used for your glaze.

How to Make Apple Blondies

Cook your filling for about 5-7 minutes in a medium pot over low heat or until the apples are fully cooked.

Heating your chopped apples in a medium sized pot.

Set aside to cool completely.

Evenly spray a 11 x 7 inch baking dish with Pam and set your oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar in a large bowl until
light and fluffy.

One at a time, beat in your eggs until well mixed.

Add in the salt and vanilla.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and pumpkin spice together in a medium bowl.

All your ingredients mixed in a bowl to form your batter.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ones.

Pour in half of the batter into the pan, then pour half the apple filling on top.

The batter spread evenly into a lined pan.

Pour in the remaining batter on top of the apple filling.

Set in the oven and for 25-30 minutes bake in the oven or until a tester toothpick comes out clean,

How to Make a Maple Glaze

Maple Pumpkin Spice Glaze

Melt the butter, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and
pumpkin spice in a small pot over medium heat.

When your butter is completely melted, take off the heat and add in ½ C powdered
sugar and whisk until smooth and combined.

Evenly spread your mixture over the bars and set aside to cool thoroughly.

Cut and Dig in!

The Pumpkin Apple Blondies with Maple Glaze bars arranged on a cutting board.

Are Blondies Chewy or Cake Like?

Blondies have a wonderful texture to them. Blondies could actually be chewy and cake-like with the texture they have. However, these blondies or more similar to the texture of a brownies.

Do Blondies Need to be Refrigerated?

Blondies can be stored up to a week at room temperature. They do not need to be put in the fridge. However, if you would ever use cream cheese for the topping, it would need to be refrigerated.

Close up of stacked Pumpkin Apple Blondies with Maple Glaze bars.
Apple Blondies feature
5 from 4 votes

Apple Blondies with Maple Glaze

Let's bake the scent of Fall! These wonderful Apple Blondies are a great addition to your dessert to bring in the feeling of Fall in all of your house. Share this amazing recipe with your family and friends and they may just fall in love.
Servings: 20
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 25 mins


Blondies Ingredients

  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 C dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Apple Pie Spice Filling

  • 2 large Gala Apples chopped finely
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Maple Glaze

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ C pure maple syrup
  • ½ C powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice


Apple Filling directions

  • Using a medium pot over low heat, cook the apple filling mixture for about 5-7 minutes or until apples have cooked
  • Allow to cool completely

Blondies direction

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 11×7 baking dish with pam baking spray
  • Using a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time until combined
  • Beat in the salt and vanilla
  • Using a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice
  • Gradually mix in the dry ingredients into the wet
  • Spread half of the batter into the pan
  • Spread the apple filling onto the top of the batter
  • Spread remaining batter over the apple filling
  • Place into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

Maple Pumpkin Spice Glaze directions

  • Using a small pot, melt the butter, maple syrup, vanilla and pumpkin spice over medium heat
  • Once butter has melted, remove from heat and whisk in ½ C powdered sugar until smooth and combined
  • Spread evenly over the bars and allow to cool completely
  • Cut and enjoy!


Apple Blondies

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11 comments on “Apple Blondies with Maple Glaze”

  1. I just made these bars for a Halloween party, and they are amazing! I’ll be making the again. Thanks for the recipe

  2. Sounds yummy. I’m wondering if I could use applesauce instead of apples if we don’t like big chunks of fruit?

    1. Melanie, yes but you may need to adjust the brown sugar and cinnamon depending on what type of applesauce you use.

  3. Jaime Bereski

    Has anyone tried these with gluten free flour? I want to make them this week for an event. They look amazing

  4. Allison Freeman

    5 stars
    A-mazing!!!! Seriously a wonderful recipe. A few steps to it but totally worth it. Turned out perfect!!! I plan to double it and take to work to share. A recipe that will wow the crowd for sure

  5. 5 stars
    I made these my whole family enjoyed them, I have never made a glaze or a filling before and it was easy I had a little problem spreading the dough but read where you can use your hands to do it will try that next time

  6. Hi! What am I supposed to do with the other half of the apple filling after step #9? Also, how much cinnamon is in the glaze… it’s not in the ingredients but it’s mentioned in the instructions.

    1. Thanks Nicole. We corrected the instructions. All the apple filling is in between the batter and no cinnamon in the glaze.

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