Friday, April 29, 2011
Upside Down Toffee Apple Brownies...
Upside-down toffee apple brownies
8 tbsp butter, plus extra for greasing ( I love Pan Spray!)
1 c light brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
scant 1 1/2 c all - purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
2 apples, peeled and coarsely granted
1/2 c hazelnuts, chopped
Toffee Apple Topping:
scant 1/2 c light brown sugar
4 tbsp butter
1 apple, cored and thinly sliced (I had mine peeled due to left over apples from apple sauce hehe)
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a shallow 9-in square baking pan. To make the topping, place the sugar and butter in a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until melted. Pour into the pan and arrange the apple slices over the mixture. Sprinkle with nuts as well if desired.
To make the brownies, place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat together until light and fluffy, then gradually beat in the eggs. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and apple pie spice, and fold into the mixture. Stir in the apples and nuts, then pour into the pan.
Bake in the preheated over for 35-40 minutes, or until firm and golden, let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then cut into squares. I ended up covering, or wrapping my pan in foil. it was a glass pan so the sides were darkening faster than it was completing the baking process. I watched it closely and decided it was needed. I did bake it at 40 minutes and I may
actually have even gone to almost 50 minutes to ensure to have it done. It was a fantastic brownie, amazing flavor! The book suggests doing pineapple or pear as well and I think both flavors sound fantastic! Just have to decide when I will do it hahaha..