Sunday, July 19, 2015

Chocolate Cherry Blondies

This week's ingredient was truly a challenge.  We love fresh cherries.   The guys will eat them by the handfuls, after I pit them, of course.   But both claim not to like cooked cherries in anything.    Nasty hot here today, so I went looking for a recipe that was easy to put together, and looked worth running the oven for.    These blondies from Sassy Southern Mommy had great potential.

A few minor changes-  I was short on the chocolate chips, so I upped the amount of cherries.   My cherries were huge, so I halved them when I pitted them, then cut each half again before putting them in the measuring cup.   I ended up using about 1 1/4c of quartered cherries.    The directions mention vanilla, but doesn't give a quantity, I used 1 teaspoon.   I also added a pinch of kosher salt with my flour.

The guys have gone to the movies, and I'm sitting here alone in the house with the blondies, and I'm finding myself hoping that they really don't like them so that I can have them all to myself.   Chocolate and cherry are one of my favorite flavor combinations   :)

Thanks so much to Jessica for her wonderful recipe!


                      
* Exported from MasterCook *

                    Chocolate Cherry Blondies


  1              Stick  butter -- melted
  1                Cup  Brown Sugar -- packed
  1                large Egg
  1                  t  vanilla
  1              pinch  kosher salt
  1                  c  flour
     1/2           Cup  Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (used Hershey's)
 pitted and quartered fresh sweet cherries, to make 1 1/4 cups

Heat oven to 350.    Spray an 8x8 pan with nonstick spray or line with foil and grease.

Combine butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and salt.   Stir in flour, but don't overmix.    Add cherries and chocolate and fold in gently. 

Pour batter into prepared pan, spread evenly.  

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.   

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Going fast!  I should have doubled the recipe   :)

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