Tagges Apple Blondies

GTU Recipes


  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) salted butter
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder     
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon        
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg         
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt         
  • 2  apples, peeled (if desired), and chopped (about 2 cups chopped apples)

Cinnamon Maple Butter Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch flaky sea salt


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper. 

2. Add the butter to a medium pot set over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown, until it smells toasted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir often. Remove from the heat and stir in the apple butter and 1 cup brown sugar. Let cool 5 minutes. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, mixing until just combined. Spread the dough out into the prepared dish. 

3. In a bowl, toss the Tagge apples with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Evenly sprinkle the apples over the dough. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, just until set in the center. If there is liquid in the center, swirl it around the pan, then bake another 5 minutes. Let cool. 

4. Meanwhile, make the glaze. Add the butter to a small pot set over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown lightly until it smells toasted, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the maple syrup, powdered sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Drizzle the glaze over the bars. Let sit for 5 minutes. Cut into bars…snack and enjoy!

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