Monday, August 16, 2010

Gravenstein Apple Chocolate Brownies

I love Gravenstein apples, so I went to Sebastopol Saturday for the 100th Anniversary Gravenstein Apple Fair. More festival than food,  I did pick up a pie and saw an amazing demonstration by Chefs John Ash and Mei Ibach for a Grilled Apple Jack Sandwich.

I posted my Chocolate Gravenstein Apple Pie recipe a few weeks ago when the harvest began. Here's another easy Chocolate Apple favorite: Apple Chocolate Brownies. I like to use Gravensteins for their tart flavor, but if you don't have Gravensteins, you can substitute your favorite apples.

Gravenstein Apple Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients
2 eggs
2 ounces unsweetened dark chocolate
1/2 cup sweet butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped Gravenstein apples
1 tsp Madagascar vanilla
1/2 cup dark chocolate 75-85% cacao

Directions:
Melt unsweetened chocolate in saucepan.
In mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar together.
Stir in the melted chocolate until thoroughly mixed.
Add the sugar, flour, and baking powder.
Stir in apple pieces, nuts, vanilla, and broken up chocolate.
Bake in 8-inch square pan at 350F for 30 minutes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gravenstein Apples! Any other kind of apple is only a Gravenstein "wannabe"

The recipe sounds scrumptious! It is a delightful blend of two of my favorite food groups apples and chocolate!