This Applebee’s Blondie copycat is a melt-in-your-mouth blondie drizzled with a maple cream sauce. This version of the dessert is better than the restaurant version.

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I created this recipe for General Mills back in 2010. Back then, it was a maple walnut blondie.

Since, Applebee’s appears to have changed their blondie to a butter pecan blondie.

Back in college, my husband and I waited tables at Outback Steakhouse and after our shift the only place open to grab a bite to eat was Applebee’s. It was good back then but I’m not a fan now.applebee's blondie

Which brings me to the fact that this version of their blondie is WAY better than their actual blondie.

Every time we ordered one their they came out burnt or dry. I took the flavors of the blondie and made them shine.

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I usually try to let my food speak for itself but this is honestly a melt in your mouth blondie with a brown sugar base is so delicious.

The maple cream sauce has just enough maple to give it the flavor that compliments the vanilla ice cream.blondies baked in a white pan


This blondie recipe is a classic. You can change the mix-ins to whatever you want but these are what are in the Applebee’s blondie.applebee's blondie


Yes. You can double this recipe and bake it in a 9×13 pan.


applebee's blondie

Applebee's Blondie

5 from 7 votes
This Applebee's Blondie copycat is a melt-in-your-mouth blondie drizzled with a maple cream sauce.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 9 servings


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • vanilla ice cream for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350℉ and grease an 8x8 baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla; beat until light in color.
  • Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the white chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Spread into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until the center is set. For a gooey center cook around 25 minutes. The bars will set up as they cool. Cook longer for firmer bars.
  • While blondies are cooking, make the Maple Cream Sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, and syrup by hand or with a mixer. If you want it thinner you can heat it for a few seconds in the microwave.
  • Serve blondies warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzled with the maple cream sauce.


This can be made in a 9x9 baking dish but will be thinner. You can also double the recipe and bake in a 9x13 baking dish.
Cuisine: American
Course: All Desserts, All Recipes, Dessert, Desserts

applebee's blondie

applebee's blondie