We have a plethora of apples to get through. An obscene amount really. This is just the first of many apple recipes you will see posted here this fall.
100 grams (3.5 ounces) chocolate, roughly chopped (I used milk chocolate as that’s what we had on hand. Dark or bittersweet are fine too!)
55 grams (1/2 a stick or 2 ounces) unsalted butter, plus extra for pan
85 grams (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt
85 grams (2/3 cup) all-purpose flour
1 cup apples, sliced in thin wedges and steamed for about 30 minutes or until tender
1/2 cup apple sauce
Heat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with parchment or foil. Butter the parchment or foil or spray it with a nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium heatproof bowl over simmering water, melt chocolate and butter together stirring all the while. Once both butter and chocolate are melted remove from heat and stir until smooth and glossy. You can also do this in the microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring between each, but be very careful not to scorch the chocolate. Whisk in sugar, then the eggs one at a time, then the applesauce, vanilla and salt. Fold in the apple slices. Stir in flour with a spoon or spatula and pour batter into prepared pan, spreading until even. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out chocolate free.
Let cool and cut into desired size.
I showed this to Mac today and said, “Look! Your favorite old thing (apples) and your favorite new thing (chocolate) in one place!” Now I just need to figure out how to do these without butter…
sub the butter with canola oil. there’s not much fat it in to begin with because of all the gooyness from the applesauce!
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