#SheBakes - Apple Chunkies for Bae

Apple Chunkies with Butter Pecan Talenti - 2015

Apple Chunkies with Butter Pecan Talenti - 2015

My Hubby Bae really loves sweets.  So when he put this recipe in our shared dropbox, I made sure I tried to attempt it at least once.  He deserves a sweet treat every once in a while!  #hubbyapproved  

We had a bunch of apples laying around, the leftovers of a bulk Costco purchase that we got tired of eating.  So before I froze the survivors, I used one of these Gala Apples to make the Apple Chunkies recipe that my Boo wanted to try.  The original recipe comes from A Family Feast -  A blog that features a huge collection of recipes of all types, created by a husband and wife team in  Boston, MA.  

Original Recipe:  http://www.afamilyfeast.com/apple-chunkies/

Ingredients:

¼ cup unsalted butter                                                             ¾ cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract                                                       1 cup sifted all ­purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder                                                     ¼ teaspoon salt

1 whole egg                                                                             ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts (I had to use peanuts, but it worked)

1 peeled and cored Gala apple, cut into ½ inch pieces (or any hard baking apple will also work)

For the Glaze (optional):

2 tablespoons unsalted butter                                              2 tablespoons whole milk (I used Lactaid milk instead)

½ cup brown sugar

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a medium pan melt butter and remove from heat. With a wooden spoon, stir in sugar to dissolve. Add vanilla and stir again.

3. In a small bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt.

4. Once the sugar mixture is cool, blend in the egg and mix thoroughly.

5. Add the dry mix to the sugar mixture and stir to combine.

6. Add the apples and nuts and stir.

7. Butter an 8X8 pan and spread batter in evenly.

8. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.

9. Five minutes before the pan comes out of oven, place glaze mixture in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil on medium and stir for one minute.

10. As soon as the pan comes out of the oven, pour over glaze then with a sharp knife, cut 4 rows x 4 rows into 16 pieces. 11. With a spatula, remove each piece to a platter and cool, or serve warm (A Family Feast, 2015).

Although the peanut flavor dominated the dessert, my version of the Apple Chunkies were pretty good.  Hubby really enjoyed them, especially when topped with a scoop of Talenti Butter Pecan Gelato.  Next time, however, I will definitely use walnuts :-/

Try it out, let us know what you think!