Pumpkin Blondies with Caramelized White Chocolate Swirl
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 24 blondies
Dense and fudgy pumpkin blondies with a rich caramelized white chocolate swirl.
  • Caramelized white chocolate*:
  • 280g good quality white chocolate
  • 5g (1 teaspoon) sea salt
  • Blondies:
  • 700g (~3 cups firmly packed)
  • light brown sugar
  • 170g (3/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 120g (½ cup) canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 460g (~3 cups + 6 tablespoons) all-purpose flour
  • 5g (1 teaspoon) baking powder
  • 5g salt (1 teaspoon)
  • 4g (2 teaspoons) ground cinnamon
  • 1g (½ teaspoon) ground nutmeg
  • 220g (~4 large) whole eggs at room temperature
  • 10 milliliters (2 teaspoons) vanilla extract
  1. Prepare the caramelized white chocolate; pre-heat oven to 250 degrees and place wrack in center of oven
  2. Spread white chocolate evenly over a clean rimmed baking sheet
  3. Put in oven for ten minutes; remove pan and use a rubber spatula to stir and spread white chocolate
  4. Place in oven again and repeat for additional twenty to thirty (stirring every five to ten minutes) minutes or until white chocolate begins to darken into a light brown
  5. I recommend reducing the increments to five minutes towards the end of caramelizing to prevent burning
  6. When caramelized white chocolate is done, stir in sea salt; place in a microwave safe bowl and cover with seran wrap until ready to use
  7. Prepare the blondies; pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  8. Line a 13×9 pan with parchment paper; set aside
  9. In a medium heavy duty saucepan, heat brown sugar, butter and pumpkin over medium heat and stir constantly until melted into a thick golden brown mixture; set aside
  10. Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl; set aside
  11. In a separate large bowl, whisk eggs and vanilla until combined
  12. Whisk brown sugar butter mixture into bowl with eggs and vanilla
  13. Slowly whisk in flour mixture just until combined
  14. Pour batter into prepared pan; drizzle caramelized white chocolate over batter and use the back of a knife to cut through and create a white chocolate swirl
  15. Bake for 38-42 minutes or until top begins to crack and a knife or toothpick comes out clean
  16. Allow to cool before removing from pan and slicing; wrap leftovers tightly in seran wrap or tin foil and enjoy within one week; can be frozen for up to one month
*Caramelized white chocolate can be prepared up to one week ahead of time. If needed, microwave for about fifteen seconds prior to drizzling over blondie batter
Recipe by Keep It Sweet Desserts at http://www.keepitsweetdesserts.com/pumpkin-blondies-with-caramelized-white-chocolate-swirl/