Pumpkin Ale Brown Butter Blondies

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Not too shabby for a Monday, right?  In general, I find that most people aren’t too thrilled when Monday rolls around.  I don’t have a problem with Monday, actually I embrace it.  I look at it as a new beginning with so many possibilities for great things to happen.  My only downfall is that I usually make a list of about 1,768, 533 things I intend to accomplish, and when I only knock off about twelve of them, it’s like the biggest catastrophe ever.  Dramatics aside, I think we can all agree that pumpkin ale blondies are a great way to start the week and the month!

I’m still at the point where I’m just flirting with pumpkin, and I really like where this is going.  First it was pumpkin coffee, next pumpkin kisses, and now pumpkin ale.  Pumpkin ale has all this warm fall flavor with hints of cinnamon and spice, and I thought it would make a lovely fall blondie.  Once I took a sip, I knew brown butter had to get involved in this situation.  So I browned some butter and got to work.  I can now tell you that these two were meant to be together.  That nutty flavor you get from browning the butter combined with the pumpkin ale is a combination that will instantly bring a smile to your face.  Plus, once you cut them up, you get to see all those little specks of brown butter love floating around.  Go ahead and take a bite, I’ll wait :)

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I really don’t think you’re going to need too much convincing that these are a really good idea.  While the pumpkin ale has a warm fall flavor, it still has a bite to it that shines through and balances the sweetness.  Combined with the brown butter and brown sugar, you get this light caramel flavor that will make you fall for fall a little more.  The ale also gives them a lighter texture that I really like.  And take a look at the top of them!  Aside from my never ending love of brown butter, I’m also a bit smitten with how they get all golden and slightly flaky on top.  Hello, these are not going to last long!

All that’s left to do now is go pick up some pumpkin ale.  Measure out what you need for the blondies, and take care of the rest while you’re baking ;)  Happy Monday!

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Pumpkin Ale Brown Butter Blondies


  • 6 ounces(1 & 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 7 ounces cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 ounces cup Pumpkin Ale, I used Shipyard Pumpkinhead


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown butter over a medium heat stirring occasionally. Take it off the heat once it gets a nice color. Once you remove it from the heat it will continue to cook and get a bit darker. Keep a close eye on it because once it starts get color it burns very quickly.
  3. Once the butter has cooled cream butter and sugars till light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla bean paste.
  5. Alternate adding dries with pumpkin ale.
  6. Line a 9″ x 13″ pan with parchment, spray with non stick spray, and fill with batter.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes rotating once halfway through.

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21 Responses to “Pumpkin Ale Brown Butter Blondies”

  1. 1
    Cassie says:

    These are amazing! I’m such a big fan of blondies!

  2. 2
    Miranda says:

    Browned butter + Pumpkin = TLA
    Do you think subbing some pumpkin for half the butter would work for more pumpkin-ness? And I’m going to want to add cinnamon and cloves.. should I restrain myself? Am I a big-time jerk for wanting to mess with your recipe that is most assuredly completely delicious just as it is? Sorry. :)

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      bblondie says:

      Just keep in mind that if you add pumpkin, the texture is going to change. As for adding additional spices, I’ve tried these a few different ways and prefer them without so that the flavor of the ale shines through. Happy baking!

  3. 3

    Such a fun twist! I’m a sucker for a blondie but your additions make it even harder to resist.

  4. 4

    These sound delicious! One of the most creative pumpkin recipes I’ve seen, too!

  5. 5

    Yeah for pumpkin!!! 1st of October and everything rolls out the yummy pumpkin recipes!

  6. 6
    Kim Bee says:

    You do good things with pumpkin. Love these blondies.

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    Terra says:

    I always feel like I need to write “OH MY WORD” on your posts! That is a good Oh My Word of course! My sister bought pumpkin ale when I was in Michigan, and I loved it! I can only imagine these blondies are pretty fantastic with the pumpkin ale:-) Hugs, Terra

  8. 8

    Being such a fan of blondies, I simply can’t wait to try these, Meghan! So scrumptious looking!

  9. 9

    Wow, these look amazingly good. I want to make them right now and I should do other things. :) I can’t resist.

  10. 10

    you had me SOLD at pumpkin ale! what a clever and CREATIVE pumpkin recipe. I love these blondies!

  11. 11

    I’m constantly on the hunt for a new blondie flavor to bake up, and how can I resist something with pumpkin ale & brown butter?! I can’t!

  12. 12

    What scrumptious little treats you’ve concocted here, Meghan. Because pumpkin ale can vary so widely between breweries, I’ll bet you could come up with entirely different results just by changing the beer. A fantastic creation!

  13. 13

    that toaster is awesome – LOVE magimix products! and these blondies sound incredible. Beer, dessert, pumpkin, in one. Perfect!

  14. 14

    Welcome to the pumpkin-addicts club—these look wonderful!

  15. 15

    I think you should keep flirting with pumpkin because these look amazing!

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