Applebee's International, Inc. is the leader in the casual dining segment of the United States restaurant marketplace. The company franchises and operates more than 1,100 restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar name, about a quarter of which it owns. The eateries offer moderately priced, high-quality food and drink for all ages in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Applebee's is continuing to expand, with 1,800 outlets the company's stated goal. A smaller restaurant format has been designed for areas with populations under 25,000, to facilitate penetration of previously untapped markets.





Applebee's Copycat Recipe

Say hello to the eighth wonder of the world! Your blondie is baked with pecans and topped with a scoop of ice cream and chopped walnuts. Served warm and covered at your table with a rich, sizzling maple butter sauce. And you thought the Pyramids were breathtaking.


1 cup sifted flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 dash salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup salted butter
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg (beaten)
1 egg white (beaten)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips or 1/2 cup white chocolate chunks
1/3 cup water

Maple Butter Sauce
1/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (dessert topper)

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Sift the flour, then add baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Sift all together into small bowl.
Add chopped nuts, mix, then set aside.
Add melted butter, brown sugar, beaten eggs, and vanilla in a bigger bowl and mix well.
Add flour mixture, slowly while mixing.
Stir in white chocolate chips or chunks.
Add water and stir so batter is even.
Pour into 9x9x2 inch pan.
Bake for about 25 minutes till toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool then serve with vanilla bean ice cream, maple butter sauce, and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

Maple Butter Sauce:.
Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat.
Whisk in sugar, maple syrup, and brown sugar.
Add cream cheese a little bit at a time, whisking fast until the sauce is smooth and creamy.
Increase flame to medium-high while whisking continuously till sauce bubbles and thickens.
Serve warm on top of blondie and ice cream.

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