"This are like little coffee cakes to-go. Perfect to take on picnics, in school lunches or on the way to the office."
packed brown sugar
diced peeled apples
finely chopped pecans
1 1/4 cups
3 1/2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
1 1/2 cups
For Apple Filling:.
In a saucepan, melt butter.
Stir in brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg until smooth.
Add apples; cook over medium-low hear for 10 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat, stir in nuts and cool.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
Beat in vanilla.
Combine dry ingredients and mix to distribute.
Add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream.
Spoon batter into greased jumbo muffin cups to 1/4 full.
Spoon apple mixture into the center of each but do not spread the mixture.
Top with remaining batter.
In a small bowl combine the 2 Tbs. sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
Sprinkle muffin batter with cinnamon and sugar mix.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-27 minutes or until muffins test done.
Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Note these muffins can be made in standard pans to. If using a regular size pan fill muffin cup 1/2 full with batter then top with a slightly rounded teaspoons of the apple nut filling and top with remaining batter. Bake for 16-18 minutes.