Frosted Maple Pear Blondies
Moist and chewy maple blondie base mixed with caramelized pears. Topped with a cinnamon cream cheese buttercream frosting.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20 bars
Maple Pear Blondies
- ¾ cup butter (1 ½ sticks)
- 2 medium pears cored and diced (about 1 ¾ cups)
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 12- ounces cream cheese softened
- ¾ cup butter room temp (1 ½ sticks)
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon or to taste
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup toasted walnuts chopped
Maple Pear Blondies
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large sauce pan melt 1-tablespoon of the butter over medium-heat. Add pears and cook until softened, about 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove pears from pan.
In same pan, melt remaining 11-tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Stirring often, cook 1-2 minutes more to lightly brown. Remove from heat and stir in maple syrup, sugar and brown sugar. Stir in egg and vanilla until combined. Stir in flour, baking powder, soda and salt to create. Fold in cooked pears.
Pour batter into a foil or parchment lined 13x9 baking dish. Bake 25-30 minutes until lightly browned and edges are puffed. Cool on a wire rack then remove from dish.
Beat together softened cream cheese and butter on medium-high speed until well combined. Carefully beat in powdered sugar, cinnamon and maple syrup on low until combined. Evenly spread over uncut blondie base. If desired chill for 30 minutes to firm frosting. Cut into small bars, top with walnuts and store extras in fridge.
Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.9mg