How do you like your desserts?
I like mine, dense, moisty, and chocolatey with crinkly topping.
That’s why brownies top the list specifically, the blue ribbon brownies from Applebee’s.
The chocolate enhances a rich, creamy taste, while the vanilla accentuates the bold flavors of the blue ribbon brownies.
Looking for a perfect easy recipe that you can gift your friends and family?
These Applebee’s blue-ribbon brownies will amaze you.
Applebee is a US chain of restaurants famously known for its unique and delicious desserts.
They have over 15,000 outlets and 5,000 franchises.
Aside from their versatile menu, you get a good dose of activities, including sports and entertainment.
Whether you fancy, good food, delicious desserts, or entertainment, Applebee has it all.
How to make Applebee’s blue-ribbon brownie recipe
Brownies are a perfect dessert to indulge in when that classy mood kicks in.
This blue-ribbon recipe combines two of my favorite flavors, chocolate fudge, and vanilla; you’ll love it.
You can easily source the ingredients from your nearest store.
The preparation is straightforward; you whip the ingredients, combine them well and set a timer in the oven.
Your brownies are ready to munch on, just 40 minutes later.
Without further ado, let’s get into the recipe.
●2 cups flour, sifted
●½ tsp. baking powder
●1/4 tsp. Baking soda
●¼ tsp. Salt
●½ cup walnuts. Chopped
●¼ cup margarine or butter
●1½ cups brown sugar, granulated
●2 tbsp. shortening
●½ cup fudge toppings
●1 tsp vanilla extract
●½ cup her chocolate chips
●1 cup maple syrup
●4 oz. cream cheese
●Step 1: Preheat the oven to 3500F
●Step 2: Whip the egg whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer until thick consistency.
●Step 3: Add in sugar and beat until soft peaks form.
Pour in the chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, fudge, and shortening.
●Step 4: In a large separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar.
Mix the dry mixture until all ingredients combine.
Then mix with the previously prepared wet mixture.
Whisk until you get a thick consistency.
●Step 5: Lightly grease an 8-inch cake pan with shortening.
Add the walnuts (optional), pour in the mixture, and spread evenly.
●Step 6: Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.
●Step 7: Let the brownie cool.
Then place in serving dish and drizzle with the warmed chocolate syrup on top.
●Saturated Fat 36g
●Trans Fat 0.1g
●Total Carbohydrates 211g
●Dietary Fiber 2g
Tips to perfect blue ribbon brownies:
Shiny and thin-crust
First, whip the eggs and sugar until it’s frothy and a meringue-like layer forms on top of the brownies.
Properly, dissolving the sugar helps create that shiny crust in the end.
Secondly, use butter with higher fat content.
More fat and less water result in that shinny thin crust, while more water in the brownie gives a dull crust.
Last, don’t cool the chocolate for too long.
●Fudgy brownies – Remove the brownies from the oven after 20 minutes and let them cool for about 5 minutes on the kitchen counter.
Then return and bake for another 20 minutes.
This allows the butter to distribute evenly around the edges.
Alternatively, use less cocoa powder but more chopped chocolate.
This melts well with the butter creating a thick, fudgy base.
●Chewy brownies – Brown sugar is the secret as it speeds up gluten formation resulting in a chewy texture.
You can also add canola oil and more cocoa powder, which gives chewier results.
●Cakey brownies – Whip the margarine and sugar until you achieve a light and fluffy consistency.
Add more egg whites than yolks to that flaky crust.
Unlike the chew and fudgy brownies, cakey brownies need more flour and baking powder for that irresistible crackly topping and airy texture.
How do you store Applebee’s blue-ribbon brownie?
You can store leftover brownies at room temperature refrigerate or freeze them.
●Room temperature – Tightly wrap them with aluminum foil or place them in airtight containers and store up to 4 days at room temperature.
Lidded trays and Tupperware containers are preferred as they help prevent brownies from going stale and keep out contaminants.
●Refrigerating process – Wrap and place brownies with highly perishable toppings like cheese or fresh fruits in an air-tight container and refrigerate.
●Freezing – Use plastic wraps and aluminum foil to wrap the brownies, then place them in airtight containers like zip freezer bags and put them in the freezer.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
1.How do I make the blue ribbon brownies rise higher?
Whisk the eggs and sugar until you achieve a pancake batter consistency; this makes the brownies rise more.
Alternatively, you can add baking powder to the dry ingredients.
2.How long do brownies last?
Properly wrapped in air-tight containers, brownies will last for about 4 days at room temperature and a week in the fridge.
You can freeze them for up to 3 months.
However, freezing for long will distort their quality and taste.
Unopened brownie mix will stay for 18 months in a cool, dark place.
3.How do you defrost frozen blue ribbon brownies?
Remove brownies from the freezer and let them sit on a plate at room temperature for about an hour.
Alternatively, use a microwave to defrost brownies in 20-second increments at low power.
4.Can I freeze a slab of blue ribbon brownies?
Yes, you can.
Freezing a pan of brownies requires prior arrangements.
First, line a parchment in your baking tray, bake the brownies, and cool for a few minutes.
Lift the brownies via parchment paper, wrap with plastic wrap, then add a layer of aluminum foil.
Place them in an airtight zip bag and then freeze.
A slice of blue-ribbon brownies is wrapped with chewy edges, fudgy texture, and rich flavors.
If you’re not craving one already, I’d be deeply concerned.
This Applebee’s blue-ribbon brownies are the perfect definition of a dessert that will easily please your family and friends.
Try it today!
Blue-ribbon brownieː A fancy dessert from Applebee’s
- Preheat the oven to 3500F
- Whip the egg whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer until thick consistency.
- Add in sugar and beat until soft peaks form.
- Pour in the chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, fudge, and shortening.
- In a large separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar.
- Mix the dry mixture until all ingredients combine.
- Then mix with the previously prepared wet mixture.
- Whisk until you get a thick consistency.
- Lightly grease an 8-inch cake pan with shortening.
- Add the walnuts (optional), pour in the mixture, and spread evenly.
- Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.
- Let the brownie cool.
- Then place in serving dish and drizzle with the warmed chocolate syrup on top.