Here we go again…apple-picking season is upon us and we all need to make good use of the baskets of fresh apples we’ll soon be coming home with.
Here is an easy and refreshing take on “brownies”. Forget the chocolate and think “apples”. This recipe from Martha Stewart Magazine (Oct. 2012 issue) is quick and perfect for a fall week-end or a school bake sale.
- 1 stick salted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for dish
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 large firm-sweet apples (about 1 pound total), peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (2 3/4 cups)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in center position. Generously butter an 8-by-11-inch baking dish.
Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, beat together butter, sugar, and egg with a mixer until pale, about 2 minutes. Add walnuts and apples, and stir by hand until combined. Add flour mixture, and stir until combined, about 30 seconds more.