Apple Brownies

1 c sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 egg

3/4 cup flour

1/4 cup whole-wheat flour

1½ t baking powder

½ t baking soda

½ t cinnamon

¼ t nutmeg

1 large Cortland or other sweet-tart New England apple, unpeeled, cored, and diced

1 t vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square pan.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together in a medium bowl.
  3. Beat in the egg.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients together. Stir into batter.
  1. Add apple and vanilla.
  2.  Pour into baking pan and bake for 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  3. Cut into squares.