Sunday, January 20, 2013

Amish Apple Brownies


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We had an eventful ending to last week to say the least.  Cally was on her way home from school on Thursday and while at a stand still on the highway she was rear ended.  Needless to say poor Cally was a little bit freaked out by it all.  It being her first car accident and that she was by herself and 2 hours from home.  I was not faring any better as I felt helpless being so far away and her being so upset.  It all ended up ok.  Cally does have a concussion and whip lash but she has gotten meds and is on the mend.  I have had a good weekend with having both the kids home.  It is so nice to sit down in the evening in front of the fire with all 4 of us watching TV and playing on our computers.

I entered my Strawberry Champagne Cake over on the Gooseberry Patch in the bog hop last week and it received the most votes and is now featured on their blog page.  My Steak Burrito Bowl is also featured further down on the blog post.  There sure are a lot of good dishes featured over there,  click here to go to Gooseberry's Patch blog.

This Amish Apple Brownie is a family favorite of ours.  Cally made this several years ago for a competition at the county fair and she won 4th place.

They remind me of a blond brownie but with a cinnamon spice taste and nutty.  They are super moist and really good.  It is one of those things that you start eating and want to eat the whole pan.  The recipe called for it to be baked in a 9 x 9 pan but I baked mine in a 9 inch round pan.  I also increased my baking time by 10 minutes because it was not all the way done in the middle.

Amish Apple Brownies

1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups chopped apples
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cups pecans
Vanilla Glaze
1 cup powder sugar
1 tablespoon hot water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

In a large mixing bowl cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla with mixer.  Combine dry ingredients and add to butter mixture.  Mix until flour is moistened.  Fold in apples and nuts.  Spread in greased 9x9 baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Drizzle warm brownies with vanilla glaze.