Thursday, July 02, 2009

Apricot-topped blondies with salted caramel

I needed to make a dessert and had the ingredients for blondies, but no nuts or chocolate. I had apricots. And I had the ingredients for sauce caramel. Voilà! (Blondies recipe is adapted from Simply Recipes.)

1/2 cup of butter, melted
1 cup of tightly packed dark brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup of flour
1/4 batch sauce caramel
3 apricots, rinsed and sliced
kosher salt

Whisk together the melted butter and sugar in a bowl. Add the egg and whisk. Add the flour, baking powder and salt, mixing it all together.

Pour into a round cake pan and spread evenly. Bake for 15 minutes in preheated oven at 350° or until puffy.

Remove from oven and top with sliced apricots. Drizzle caramel on top - don't be timid! Bake for another 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and place on cooling rack. Sprinkle kosher salt over top. Let cool completely before serving.

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