Total Time
1hr 18mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 18 mins

This is one of my husband's favorite recipes. He warns me about the upcoming hunting season so that I can make these for his trip. They are very moist and tasty. I use Pampered Chef's cinnamon plus for the spices and like it the best. I have won Reserve Grand champ at our local fair with these and they are often requested. Freeze nicely.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line muffin tins with cupcake papers.
  3. Put the grated apples, sugar, water, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves into a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  4. Cool; add flour and soda.
  5. Fill paper lined cupcake tins 2/3 full.
  6. Bake until cupcakes spring back when touched in the center.


Most Helpful

My daughter who is pretty fussy loved these...She has made sure that I have this in my cookbook so I can make them again. They are very moist. It also gives the house a nice smell when you are boiling the ingredients. Thank you I will keep this handy :)

Janet W November 25, 2002

Hi dayla. These were wonderful!!! Very easy to make and oh so flavorful. Everyone just raved about them. I made a hard copy of this recipe and have put it in my "keeper" notebook. Thanks so much for sharing this. :-)

Merlot September 30, 2002

These are excellent muffins! I made these as a gift to a girl who turned 7 today! She was soooooo happy with these muffins. It was little I could do to please the child, but she really loved them and I'm thankful to you for posting such a nice recipe. I was in a terrific hurry as I had to make a cake as well for her, and so, I did not keep the mixture of the first 7 ingredients to cool after boiling them. I added the hot mixture directly to the flour and baking soda. There was no problem absolutely. I did grease the muffin tins though as always. This will be a regular apple muffin now on, a zillion thanks to you for this recipe!

Charishma_Ramchandani January 20, 2003

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