Apple Nut Muffins
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1⁄8 - 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
- 2 cups apples, peeled, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup nuts, finely chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 3⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 3 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 12 ounces sour cream
- cinnamon sugar
- In a saucepan, melt butter.
- Stir in brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg until smooth.
- Add apples; cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring frequently.
- Remove from the heat; stir in nuts.
- Set aside to cool.
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Beat in vanilla.
- Combine the dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternating with sour cr eam.
- Spoon 1/4 cupfuls of batter into greased jumbo muffins cups.
- Spoon apple mixture into the center of each (do not spread). Top with remaining batter.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
- Bake at 350° for 25-27 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
- Editors Note: If using regular-size muffin cups, fill cups half full with batter; add a rounded teaspoonful of apple mixture and remaining batter.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes.
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I tried this recipe via Taste Of Home 2000 Annual Cookbook. The muffins look bakery perfect and taste delicious. The original cook from the cookbook said prepared blueberry or lemon pie filling could be substituted for the apple filling. I personally like the from-scratch apple filling--it's easy to make and tastes just like apple pie. Baking time was a bit longer than the suggested 25 minutes (for jumbo muffins).Reply
Fabulous muffins! The apple mixture tastes just like apple pie filling and the muffins rise up beautifully. The batter is a bit thicker than the usual muffin batter but the texture is wonderful when baked. I left out the nuts and used low fat sour cream. I made 20 regular sized muffins. I think next time I'll add some cinnamon into the batter as well as to the apples and the sugar on top. These are a bit more work than most muffin recipes but worth every bit of it. Thank you, Marg!1Reply
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