Sunday, October 8, 2017

Apple Brownies: Apple Month

October is Apple Month! All over the U.S. apples are being harvested, and it's amazing how many varieties there are. In fact, here's Whole Foods guide to apples  and another list from Huffington Post. What's your favorite Apple?

What to do with such bounty? applesauce? apple pie? apple tart? candy apples? So many choices. Well here's one more--Apple Brownies! Apples give moisture and flavor to brownies.

Apple Brownies

2 eggs
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped apples
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup dark chocolate 75-85% cacao, chopped (or chocolate chips)

Melt unsweetened chocolate in saucepan.
In mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar together.
Stir in melted chocolate until thoroughly mixed.
Add sugar, flour, and baking powder.
Stir in apple pieces, nuts, vanilla, and chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips).
Bake in greased 8-inch square pan at 350F for 30 minutes.

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