Apple Muffins from Black Twig Orchard

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

This recipe is from a March 1988 issue of Bon Appetit magazine in "The Cook's Exchange" section. Hundred-year-old Black Twig apple trees produce the sweet-tart tasting apples for this recipe, but any good tart apple will do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease 12 muffin cups with the shortening and dust with flour.
  3. Sift 1 3/4 cups flour, sugar, soda, cinnamon,cloves and nutmeg into large bowl.
  4. Mix in apples,raisins, oil, and wheat germ.
  5. Stir in eggs, then blend in nuts (batter will be stiff).
  6. Place 2 tablespoons batter in each muffin cup.
  7. Bake until tester inserted in centers comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
  8. Remove, cool, and store in an airtight container. Great served warm.

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