Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Apple Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

This is one of those recipes that I took with me to college.  I started making these apple brownies back in high school.  And have made them once a year or so since.  I have no idea where the recipe originated, since it's written on an index card and is over 20 years old.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup finely chopped Granny Smith apple
Frosting (see below)

Cream shortening, gradually adding sugar.  Add eggs one at a time.  Combine flour, salt, soda and cinnamon.  Add to creamed mixture.  Fold in apples.  Pour in 9 x 13 pan.  Bake at 350* for 25 minutes.  Remove and spread with frosting when slightly warm.

Frosting:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup pecans (we omit these)

Cream butter and cream cheese, gradually add sugar; beat until light and fluffy.  Stir in vanilla and pecans.

Even though it isn't apple season right now, these brownies hit the spot year-round.  Enjoy! 


26 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

This sounds like a nice moist brownie that will have a fresh taste.

cobie en bas van Es said...

dat is wel mijn ogen uitsteken.......het water loopt uit mijn mond.

Buttons said...

Oh Thank you they are going to be delicious no doubt. Hug B

Mila said...

Yes please, I'll have some! :D

Out on the prairie said...

Sounds real good, I think I may have tried these with some raisins.

Endah Murniyati said...

Yummy... thanks for this recipe!

Montanagirl said...

I did a screenshot of this recipe....am going to try it soon. It looks and sounds delicious!!

Sally said...

Oh goodness, that looks and sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing, Lisa. :)

mail4rosey said...

Sounds delicious to me. Recipes on old index cards are usually the best because they're tried and true. :)

Roan said...

Sounds yummy. Bet my grands would like them. I'm copying the recipe. Thanks!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So different....they sound delicious!

Harry Flashman said...

How does your husband stave off obesity? If I had good things like that, comfort food to go with coffee, I'd be the 500 pound guy they had to bury in a piano box.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

These look so moist! I love anything with cream cheese frosting. I don't think I could hold myself to just one recipe of them a year. :-)

Ginny said...

Awesome! My only question is...why do you only make them once a year?

Laura Lee said...

Sounds yummy! I have a couple recipes like that from college too. They are always delicious and should be made more often :)

Betsy Adams said...

Sometimes, the best recipes are the ones we had when we were young... My Mom used to make the best Prune Cake in the world --and I have never had one as good ANYWHERE since....

Your apple brownies with cream cheese icing sounds delicious. Believe I'd make it more than once a year... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Gail Dixon said...

I'm not much for apples, but that cream cheese frosting I could eat all by itself!

Ian H said...

What time is dinner? :-}

alissa apel said...

They sounds so GOOD!

Angela said...

I'll have to give that a try! It looks and sounds really good!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

ohhh yum yum yum!
love
tweedles

Weekend-Windup said...

They look so good and seems to be delicious!

Lynn said...

I have never heard of apple brownies and will have to try them, they look delicious.

Annette said...

These sound DELICIOUS! I like all apple desserts!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These sounds really delicious!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I think I would eat cream cheese frosting on top of pretty much any baked item. It's just so darned yummy.