Apple Tahini Blondies

I did not want to have plain apples dipped in honey for our Jewish New Year. Instead, I used the concept to make a dessert of apple tahini blondies. I served these with a honey chantilly cream. You do not need the cream to enjoy these, but it will elevate your blondies to a decadent dessert.

Apple Tahini Blondies
Apple Tahini Blondies
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My hairdresser’s reaction to my comment about her price increase, and her move to Somerset West had me rethinking my options. For years I have wanted to support Gordons Bay stylists and so have put that above going to the same person my friends use. But when I mentioned on Facebook what had happened, a friend reached out to me. She suggested I go to the same person she sees. And that is the same hairdresser my beautician has gone to for 20 years. Not only that, but the stylist who I though cut my hair the best has her hair cut at the salon when she is in Cape Town. It really felt like a no brainer as I have been recommending her to other people for years. I sent her a WhatsApp message to enquire as to her pricing.

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And seeing as the cost was reasonable, I made a booking. I decided to leave my hair to grow out a bit and delayed the cut for an extra week. Her salon is at her house, sort of on my way home. Which is better than driving in the opposite direction. She was lovely, cut my hair within half an hour. And the cut was good. A little shorter than I have had done for a while. But the real proof will be in the way it grows out. Time will tell if I made the right decision. And also, how often I will need to see her. I am glad I made the change even if just out of principal. Would you drive out of your way to see a stylist? Or do you prefer to support someone local to you?

Apple Tahini Blondies

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Apple Tahini Blondies

These soft set blondies make for a great dessert
Recipe Category: Baking, Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch blondies
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 115 g salted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into small cubes
  • 15 mls maple syrup
  • 5 mls ground cinnamon
  • 265 g xylitol
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 mls vanilla extract
  • 120 g tahini
  • 200 g flour
  • 7.5 mls baking powder
  • 2.5 mls ground cardamom


  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Place the butter into a frying pan over a medium temperature and heat
  • Once it starts foaming, leave to brown for 5 minutes
  • Pour into a mixing bowl and set aside to cool
  • Place the apples, maple syrup and cinnamon into the same pan, without cleaning it
  • Stir to combine and leave to cook for 5 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and set aside to cool
  • Place the xylitol and eggs into a stand mixer bowl and whisk until pale
  • Add the butter and vanilla and whisk to combine
  • Add the tahini and whisk to combine
  • Place the flour, baking powder and cardamom into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine
  • Fold into the wet ingredients until completely mixed in
  • Add the apples and mix to distribute them
  • Pour the batter into a greased and lined brownie tin and smooth the top as best as you can
  • Place into the oven and bake for 30 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin until the tin is cold to the touch
  • Remove from the tin and place onto a wire rack to cool completely before cutting
  • Store in an airtight container and serve with honey chantilly cream


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9 thoughts on “Apple Tahini Blondies

  1. I would definitely drive to see a stylist that did my hair well. A good stylish cut is worth a lot to me. I’ve had plenty of bum haircuts and then I’m so unhappy. Your blondies sound delicious and so interesting for the Jewish New Year.

  2. HI Tandy, a very nice recipe. I like apple dishes. I have changed hairdressers a few times over the past few years since Covid started. There are various reasons for that including the stylist leaving and moving elsewhere. I stay with a hairdressing group who have the recipe for my highlights colour, but I’m not to concerned about the person who does the colour. My hair is long so the cut would be difficult to mess up.

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