Apple Brownies

Mmmmm.....it's apple season and my friend Darlene makes the best Apple Brownies, you MUST try them! She gave me the recipe a year or two ago and they're a favorite around here. They're oh-so-good, I even like them better than apple pie.

I whipped up half the batter in mini-loaf pans to give to my kids' teachers with a cute "apple note" attached.

Apple Brownies
1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 C. flour
1 tsp. Baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 large or 4 small apples, peeled and diced
granulated sugar (for sprinkling on top after baking)
Caramel Ice Cream topping (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Choose your pan size: either a 9 x 13 pan, two pie pans, or a pie pan and four mini-loaf pans. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and apples. Mix well. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sugar.
When cool, drizzle with caramel sauce if desired.
May I have a mintue for a personal note? I miss you Darlene! She was my next door neighbor in Hershey and we had so much fun together!

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