Despite making the apricot and ginger muffins and snacking on the apricots I still had some left by the end of the week and I knew exactly what I wanted to use them in. Not too long ago I came across a post titled ‘White Chocolate Apricot and Macadamia Nut Blondies’ on Chef Wannabe and I thought to myself, Blondies would be good with white chocolate and dried apricots. Then I scrolled down a bit and saw that they in fact used fresh apricots and I was immediately sold. The sliced fresh apricots had worked so well in the muffins and I knew that they would be amazing in blondies!
Blondie recipes are really easy with the base recipe consisting of butter, sugar, eggs and flour. Don’t let that fool you though as blondies, like brownies, have that melt in you mouth texture that is like a cross between a moist cake and fudge. From there you can add pretty much any flavours that you want and the apricot, white chocolate and macadamia nut flavour combination in these blondies is definitely a winner! My mind is just racing with the possibilities now. How about fresh blueberry and pecan blondies next?
Note: These blondies turned out a little dark because I use a dark brown sugar but you can use a lighter brown sugar or even white sugar if you prefer a lighter colour to your blondies.
Apricot White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Blondies
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup macadamia nuts (coarsely chopped)
- 4 ounces white chocolate (coarsely chopped)
- 4 apricots (pitted and sliced)
- Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time and continue beating until fluffy.
- Mix the flour in followed by the nuts and chocolate.
- Pour the batter into a greased 8 inch square baking pan.
- Top with sliced apricots.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until a toothpick pushed into the center comes out clean, about 30-40 minutes.
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Ana Powell says
What can I say?
Your work is always so professional and delicious.
You are really a very creative person.
Have a great weekend ♥
Oh my! These sound just perfect!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A splendid combination! What refined flavors!
The idea of adding fruit to Blondies is inspired. I am on an apricot kick yet. When I get my fill of eating them fresh (such a rare event here), I shall bake with them!
Well, I guess a trip to the store for apricots is in order.
fantastic shot kevin!looks really delish too!
Mochachocolata Rita says
apricot and white chocolate sounds like…best friends!
They look absolutely delicious.
Tiffiny Felix says
I just got some apricots from a friend (she had a bunch from her tree). These look perfect! Thanks! 🙂
jose manuel says
Que brownie más sabroso se ve, es espectacular. Me copio esta receta tuya. Saludos
I actually love blondies infinitely more than brownies…and white chocolate better than dark chocolate! Hello beautiful!
What a different take on blondies. How delicious!!!!
I simply love blondies and haven't had them in ages … the white chocolate and macadamias put them over the top.
I must confess … after 5lbs of apricots in my CSA each week, I am a bit tired of apricots though!
These look divine!
Madame Fromage says
Wow, these look incredible. Do you think the recipe would still work if I used nectarines? I have an overflow, and they are still quite firm. Love your recipes, btw. I've tried many. Your chocolate-zucchini bread has become a household staple.
Kevin this is such a great treat. I'm sure I would love it.
Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says
Another apricot recipe 🙂 Yummm!! I simply HAVE to check the stores now 😉
Sweet & Savory Summer says
Wow, I thought I was going to make some peanut butter blondies tomorrow on my day off, but I think yours won me over…now I hope I have everything!
a wonderful summer treat…
I heart blondies. More than brownies! Thanks for the recipe. Gorgeous!
Look so nice and yummy.
Actually I sometimes visit your blog when I have no idea what to eat but I'm thinking to visit this cozy yummy blog more frequently…
Ah….when will my diet success…
Perfect combination of flavors!!
looks so delicious!
These sound absolutely divine!
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looks healthy and delicious
Those look awesome! I just made some brown butter white chocolate macadamia nut cookies today that probably would have been great with some apricot thrown in too!
dining tables says
For me you’re Apricot White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Blondies is one of the best that I taste. I am still thinking what makes is so yummy.
Madame Fromage: Nectarines should also work well!
I am worried about making these because I think we would eat them all in one sitting. I love blondies for that reason – they are so much lighter than brownies!
I also really enjoyed your white chocolate green tea mascarpone brownies! Thanks for adding the extra links. Your recipes are so creative. I would love to chat with you at IFBC about how you come up with new recipes.
Enjoy the rest of your apricots!
Magic of Spice says
These are gorgeous…love how the apricot peeks out of the top.
Lisa at CC&T says
I love that these use apricots – seasonal summer fruit! I will have to try these… thanks!
These are amazing!
Jeanne @ CookSister! says
oh my word, Kevin – that's so good it's evil! I have a weakness for apricots, macadamias and brownies – to combine the three is just pleasure overload. Wonderful!
Hi, I tried to make these tonight, I think I did everything right, but after baking them 30, 40, 50, 55 minutes before finally giving up and taking them out of the oven … the middle was still not fully baked while the outside was crusty. I know the oven was at the correct temperature (I have a second thermometer inside to verify the temperature). What could I have done wrong? 🙁
Anonymous: Strange… What kind of a baking dish were you using and how deep was the batter in the dish? They should be around 1.2-3.4 inch thick. The side will get a little crusty, but in a good way.
Would love to sink my teeth into these! The slighty sour apricots must taste wonderful with the sweetness of the other ingredients.
organic tables says
This is totally perfect! I love the color and the combination of flavors!
Can dried apricots be used? Soak them first? Hard to find good fresh ones here.
Yes you can use soaked dried apricots! Even if you can get nice fresh apricots, they are only in season for a few short weeks of the year anyways! Using dried apricots you can enjoy these bars all year round! 🙂 Enjoy!
Unbelievably delicious! Apricots unavailable so I used the luscious plums in season now, and the combination of fruit and white chocolate was superb. Thanks again for another great recipe.