sweets for my sweeties


I realize this is not your typical Valentine’s Day treat.

apple slicesfinished cake

But at least the apples were RED.  [Well, at least they were when I began!]  The recipe is below.

cake plate

Upside-Down Toffee Apple Brownies


  • 8 Tbsp. butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • scant 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
  • 2 apples, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped
  • TOFFEE APPLE TOPPING (additional ingredients listed below)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a shallow 9-inch square baking pan. To make the topping, place scant 1/2 cup light brown sugar and 4 Tbsp. butter in a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring until melted. Pour into the baking pan and arrange one apple (cored and thinly sliced) on top of the caramel mixture.
  2. To make the brownies, place 8 Tbsp. butter and 1 cup of brown sugar in a large bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and apple pie spice - fold into the mixture. Stir in the 2 grated apples and nuts. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until firm and golden. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto plate. Cut into squares.

tess - February 15, 2012 - 10:13 am

Looks very yummy!

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