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Copycat Applebee’s™ Butter Pecan Blondies

copycat applebee’s™ butter pecan blondies Dessert
Copycat Applebee’s™ Butter Pecan Blondies
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12

Move over, brownie sundae—there's a new dessert in town, and we think it's even better than the classic. It's this soft, buttery blondie topped with a thick maple syrup and cream cheese sauce. And if that's not enough, it's sprinkled with candied pecans, too. MORE+ LESS-

Updated April 18, 2019

Ingredients

Blondie

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup butter, softened
3/4
cup granulated sugar
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
eggs
2
teaspoons vanilla
3/4
cup milk
1/2
cup white vanilla baking chips
1/2
cup chopped pecans

Sauce

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup real maple syrup
3/4
cup heavy whipping cream

Toppings

4
cups vanilla ice cream
1 1/2
cups chopped candied pecans

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat softened butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until smooth. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, beat in one-third of the flour mixture, then half of the milk, beating well after each addition, just until smooth. Repeat with flour mixture and milk, ending with flour mixture, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Stir in baking chips and pecans. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  • 3
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Cut into 4 rows by 3 rows to make 12 pieces.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, beat Sauce ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until mixture is smooth and slightly thickened.
  • 5
    Top each blondie with 1/3 cup ice cream, 1/4 cup sauce and 2 tablespoons candied pecans.

Expert Tips

  • Walnuts can be substituted for pecans in this recipe.
  • Softening the cream cheese before mixing with the syrup and whipping cream will help it incorporate more smoothly.
  • Scooping the ice cream onto a baking sheet and keeping scoops in the freezer will make last-minute sundae prep easy.
  • Some varieties of store-bought candied pecans are spicy, so make sure to read the label carefully.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12th Recipe
Calories
830
Calories from Fat
390
% Daily Value
Total Fat
43g
66%
Saturated Fat
23g
114%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Sodium
420mg
18%
Potassium
350mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
101g
34%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
79g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 8 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
7
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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