These are a tasty alternative to normal chocolate brownies. Still gooey in the middle and full of apple chunks, try these with a warm thick custard. The tartness of the apples goes fantastically well with the brown sugar, making it a sticky and sweet desert. If you want to zing these up a little bit, try adding a teaspoon of ground cinnamon into the mixture to make the brownies even tastier.
- 500g apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 150g brown sugar
- 100g self-raising flour
- 1 egg
- 45g butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla essence
Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 5.
Line and grease the insides of a shallow dish.
Melt the butter in a saucepan.
Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the melted butter in and mix together well so the butter starts to combine with the flour. Whisk the egg briefly with a pinch of salt until the whites are combined with the yolk and then add this to the butter and flour. Mix together well. Add the vanilla essence into this and mix again.
Add the sugar into the mixture and continue to mix. Add the apples and mix again. You should now have a thick mixture, smooth apart from the chunks of apple.
Spread this into the ovenproof dish and make sure that you’ve flattened out the mixture. It will make sure the apples are cooked properly, instead of some pieces of apple being cooked more than others.
Sprinkle a bit of extra sugar over the top and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
You could also add some raisins or sultanas into this mixture for extra flavour. Soak the fruit in a shot of whisky or brandy overnight to suck up all the flavour, and then mix these into the brownie mixture at the end.