Copycat Applebee’s™ Butter Pecan Blondies
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-
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
cup packed brown sugar
cup white vanilla baking chips
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
cup heavy whipping cream
cups chopped candied pecans
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.
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.
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.
In medium bowl, beat Sauce ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until mixture is smooth and slightly thickened.
Top each blondie with 1/3 cup ice cream, 1/4 cup sauce and 2 tablespoons candied pecans.
- 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.
Serving Size: 1/12th Recipe
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.