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.

Bas. said...

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

Buttons Thoughts said...

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

Vision By 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 Hartzler said...

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

Breezy Valley Ranch said...

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

Betsy Banks 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!

IanH said...

What time is dinner? :-}

An Apel a Day 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

Anonymous 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!

Anonymous said...

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