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Apple Butter Cheesecake Blondies
- 1 cup butter room temperature
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp . vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup apple butter
- 1/2 tsp . baking powder
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp . ground cinnamon
- 6 oz . cream cheese room temperature
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 cup apple butter divided.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 11x7 pan with parchment paper. Leave an overhang of parchment paper on the ends of the pan to make it easier to pull the blondies out.
Spray the parchment paper and sides of the exposed pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, add in the cooled melted butter and light brown sugar. Stir to combine.
Add in the egg, vanilla extract, and apple butter. Grab a whisk and whisk the mixture until ti's thoroughly incorporated.
Add in the baking powder, flour, and ground cinnamon. Stir until everything is combined.
Spread three-quarters of the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, add in the cream cheese and sugar. Mix until smooth and creamy.
Add in the one yolk and 1/4 cup of the apple butter. Mix until incorporated.
Add dollops of the cheesecake mixture, blondie batter, and the remaining 1/4 cup of apple butter on top of the batter already in the pan.
Using a skewer or butter knife, swirl the dollops all around.
Give the blondies a few taps on the counter to smooth the dollops out.
Place into the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until done.
Let the blondies cool before slicing. Keep the bars in the fridge.
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