Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

My love of mincemeat lead me to this muffin recipe at another site. Apples,pecans and cinnamon complement the mincemeat to produce a moist delicious muffin. Eaten warm with the apple-cinnamon glaze, these are a wonderful treat, perfect for a special breakfast or brunch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, juice and oil;stir in mincemeat and apple.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and cinnamon; stir in sugar.
  3. Add dry ingredients and pecans to egg mixture and blend just until combined.
  4. Fill a greased 12 1/2-cup muffin pan and bake at 400°F for 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in middle come out clean.
  5. Turn muffins out onto rack to cool 5 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl whisk together icing sugar, cinnamon and 3 teaspoons of juice until smooth, adding enough of remaining teaspoon of juice to make a spreadable glaze.
  7. Spread glaze over tops of warm muffins.
  8. These muffins are best served warm or at room temperature.
  9. Muffins can be made up to 3 days ahead and kept in an airtight container at room temperature.


Most Helpful

I tried these last year at Christmas time for my boyfriend who loves mincemeat. I've never tried mincemeat but when those muffins came out of the oven, they smelled so good I had two of them while they were still warm. I did put the glaze on the first batch I made but didn't bother on the subsequent batches. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

pcarriere October 13, 2007

Fabulous recipe! Try taking out pecans and altering cinnamon to 1 tablespoon!

SelenaUK December 03, 2006

Mmmmarvelous mmmmmuffins! These were so yummy. Never got to glaze them since I popped them out of the pan onto a cooling rack and came back about 5 minutes later and half of them were already gone so then I decided to try them too and then there were two less and so then not much point in glazing the few left. But next time I will have to try the glaze. I'm sure it will be an extra yummy touch. I followed this recipe exactly as written and my apple was probably in the category of jumbo. Thanks for sharing this, it is a definite keeper!

teapotter April 25, 2005

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