Apple-Butterscotch Brownies

Apple-Butterscotch Brownies Recipe
Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Annette Joseph

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours


1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 cup butter, melted
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups peeled and diced Granny Smith apples (about 1 1/2 lb.)


1. Preheat oven to 350º. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

2. Stir together brown sugar and next 3 ingredients.

3. Stir together flour and next 2 ingredients; add to brown sugar mixture, and stir until blended. Stir in apples and pecans. Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan; spread in an even layer.

4. Bake at 350º for 35 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely (about 1 hour). Cut into bars.

September 2011
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