Copycat Applebee’s Maple Walnut Blondie Recipe
The maple blondies from Applebee’s are so delicious, they just may be the best blondie recipe ever known. Let me set the scene for you.
A warm, gooey walnut blondie is topped with ice cream, then a luscious maple cream sauce is poured over the top.
Inspiration for Applebees Copycat Maple Walnut Blondie
I doubled a recipe I found at Tablespoon by Girl Who Ate Everything. It has been a few years since I had these chewy blondies at Applebee’s but it is just as good as I remember it being.
Savor the Flavor of Fall
Our Copycat Applebee’s Maple Walnut Blondie recipe is the epitome of a fall dessert. As the leaves change and the air becomes crisp, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the comforting sweetness and chewy texture of this delightful treat. The warm, rich flavors of maple and the satisfying crunch of walnuts come together to create a dessert that encapsulates the essence of the season.
Restaurant-Quality at Home
With our recipe, you can enjoy the same quality and taste as your favorite Applebee’s dessert right in your own kitchen. We’ve carefully crafted the instructions to ensure that every bite is as decadent and satisfying as you’d expect from a restaurant. It’s a wonderful way to bring that restaurant experience to your home and impress your family and friends with your baking skills.
Simple Steps to Bliss
Creating this maple walnut blondie is a breeze. Fortunately, we’ve broken down the process into simple steps, so you can confidently replicate the restaurant’s dessert without any fuss. From mixing the batter to baking to perfection, our recipe guides you through every stage, allowing you to enjoy the delightful result with ease.
A Perfect Treat for Any Occasion
Whether you’re hosting a fall-themed gathering, celebrating a special occasion, or just craving a delectable dessert, our Copycat Applebee’s Maple Walnut Blondie is an ideal choice. Also, it’s versatile enough to serve at family dinners, parties, or simply to satisfy your sweet tooth. Plus, the warmth of the maple and the nutty goodness of walnuts make it a delightful treat that’s hard to resist.
A Nostalgic Indulgence
For those who have fond memories of enjoying this dessert at Applebee’s, our recipe brings a sense of nostalgia along with the taste. It’s a way to relive those moments and create new ones with loved ones. If you’re a fan of the restaurant’s version or trying it for the first time, our Copycat Applebee’s Maple Walnut Blondie is sure to become a fall favorite in your home.
Ingredients for Applebee’s Maple Walnut Blondie
- Flour: It’s like the foundation of your dessert.
- Baking Powder: This helps your dessert puff up a bit.
- Baking Soda: It makes your dessert light and airy.
- Salt: A little pinch of this makes your dessert taste just right.
- Walnuts: They’re the crunchy nuts that give your dessert a nutty taste.
- Butter: This makes your dessert soft and creamy.
- Brown Sugar: It’s what makes your dessert sweet and a bit caramel-like.
- Eggs: These help hold your dessert together.
- Vanilla Extract: It adds a warm and inviting smell and vanilla flavor.
- White Chocolate Chips: They’re the sweet, creamy bits that make your dessert even better.
- Melted Butter: This makes the sauce smooth and rich.
- Powdered Sugar: It’s what makes the sauce sweet and thick.
- Cream Cheese: This gives the sauce a little tangy taste.
- Maple Syrup: It’s what makes the sauce taste like yummy maple flavor syrup.
Equipment for Applebee’s Maple Walnut Blondie
- 8×8 baking pan/baking dish (glass pans work)
- aluminum foil
- large mixing bowl
- hand mixer or stand mixer
- small mixing bowl
Copycat Applebee's Maple Walnut Blondie Recipe
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2/3 cup butter melted
- 2 cup packed brown sugar2 large egg
- 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2- ounce cream cheese 4 tablespoons, softened
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
- In a bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and walnuts. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix the melted butter and brown sugar with a mixer. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. Add the flour mixture a little at a time until combined. Stir in white chocolate chips. Spread into the 8x8-inch pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center passes the toothpick test. (I took mine out at 35 minutes. If looked done on top but was gooey on the inside, which I like. Every oven varies so test it with a toothpick!)
- Serve warm with ice cream and Maple Butter Sauce.
For the Maple Butter Sauce:
- In a small bowl add the butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, and maple syrup. Blend with a mixer until smooth.
- When ready to serve, heat the maple butter sauce for about 30 seconds in the microwave and pour over warmed blondie and ice cream.