Spiced apple blondies

Stewed apples in (the best) chai concentrate make the perfect addition to brown sugary blondies. This recipe is easy & delicious, and perfect to have on hand or serve as a rustic dessert when entertaining. 


masala chai concentrate 


Black tea cardamom & rose


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c masala chai concentrate
  • 2 T sugar 


  • Bring apples, chai, and 2 T granulated sugar to a boil in a sauce pot. Reduce to a simmer and cook for a few minutes or until the apples are fork tender. Strain and set aside to cool completely.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. 
  • Cream the butter and brown sugar together in a mixer. 
  • Add the egg & vanilla and mix well.
  • In another bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together.
  • Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Once combined, stir in the apples and pecans.
  • Spread the batter into an 8x8 inch baking pan that has been lightly coated with non-stick cooking spray. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown and set. Cool and cut into squares.