Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

These were a lunchroom favorite for the year I helped cook at a Lutheran School. No need to add spices - they are in the apple butter. Note: Some reviewers shared that these do not rise much and that they made only 18 muffins rather than 24.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small mixing bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add the egg to the sugar mixture; beat well.
  4. Beat in the apple butter and vanilla.
  5. Stir lemon juice into the evaporated milk.
  6. Beating at low speed, alternately add the flour and the milk mixtures to the apple butter mixture until just combined.
  7. The less you mix the more tender the crumb.
  8. Grease or line with baking papers, 24 muffin cups.
  9. Fill each cup 2/3 full.
  10. Sprinkle lightly with sugar.
  11. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes.
  12. Cool on wire racks.
Most Helpful

Fabulous! I was looking for a way to use up some of my crock pot apple butter, and I got a delicious muffin recipe that all 5 of my kiddos love! The were quite heavy - I was worried at first they might not be completely cooked in the middle - but they were simple moist and yummy!!

*I did double the recipe and almost added TWO (15oz.) cans of evaporated milk (that's the normal size cans around here). Good thing I doubled checked - the recipe only calls for 5 ounces! I put in the 10oz for a double batch and the muffins turned out GREAT!

I also added in two large apples, peeled & diced. You could also add in raisins, nuts....whatever strikes your fancy! Thank you for such a great recipe!

*Michigan Momma* September 11, 2010

The subtle flavors of the apple butter really come out in this recipe. The muffins%u2013 besides being delicious%u2013 are soft and cake like, not dry at all. I baked these in mini muffins pans for 10 - 15 minutes, yielding 44 muffins. The muffins puffed up to have small domes so I filled each cup with more batter than the recipe recommended.

I made two changes to the recipe%u2013 I substituted half the sugar for brown sugar and instead of evaporated milk I poured in a little whole milk. Next time would love to add almonds or walnuts.

Rocket K. October 24, 2010

Very tasty! I agree with other reviewers - they don't puff up at all, so don't overfill the cups or you'll have a mess. I added a couple of chopped apples (which I highly recommend) and still only wound up with 18 muffins. But the theyr'e very yummy:)

SummerAlyssa September 04, 2010

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