Salted Caramel Apple Blondies


2 medium sized apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
1 medium sized apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup salted caramel
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium. Add eggs and vanilla and mix to combine.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the sugar/butter mixture, mixing on low, until batter is thick and well incorporated.
Fold the chopped apples into the batter and spread batter into the prepared pan. Top batter evenly with the sliced apple.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45-55 minutes. Let cool 5-10 minutes before cutting into squares. Drizzle with salted caramel sauce before serving. Enjoy!