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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Apple Pie Muffins

A mini apple pie treat in a muffin ~ a delicious batter chock full of apples and pecans, then covered in a sweet  crumble topping.  If you love apple pie you will fall in love with these muffins.  They are just perfect for a fall breakfast or brunch.  Honey Apple Butter is added to the apples which enhances the wonderful flavors.  

 
 
Recipe
Muffins:
2 Granny Smith Apples
2 Tbsps. Kyvan Honey Apple Butter *optional see note
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans
Crumble Topping:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup golden brown sugar
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbsps. chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2" cubes
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Peel and finely chop apples to equal approx. 1 and 3/4 cups, place in a med bowl and mix in the Kyvan Honey Apple Butter, set aside.  Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with baking spray.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment blend together the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla.  In another bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.  Add the flour mixture into the sugar mixture and beat until just blended.  Fold in the apples and pecans until incorporated.  Spoon batter into muffin tin cups, a large ice cream scoop works well for this.  Prepare topping:  Stir flour, sugars, cinnamon and salt together in a medium bowl.  Add butter and cut in with your fingers until a crumbly sand like mixture forms.  Sprinkle topping generously over muffin cups.  Bake on middle rack in oven, rotating pan 1/2 way through, for about 25 minutes total, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool on rack, then enjoy!
*Honey Apple Butter is optional, as a substitute you may also use:  2 Tbsps of Smucker's Orchard's Finest Cinnamon Apple Preserves with 1 drop of honey. I found these preserves in my jam/jelly aisle in the supermarket, it is more commonly found in the fall season. If you are unable to find either of these, you can try 1 1/2 Tbsps applesauce with a drop of honey, dash of cinnamon and a little fresh lemon juice. 
Delicious Kyvan Honey Apple Butter is great alone as a spread or to enhance this recipe, for more information about this product and other Kyvan products visit: 
 

Apple Pie Muffin Batter
 
With the crumble topping sprinkled over
 
Fresh out of the oven
 
 
Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. i cant get the honey apple butter what can i use instead?






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    1. In place of the honey apple butter you can use 2 Tbsps of Smucker's Orchard's Finest Cinnamon Apple Preserves with 1 drop of honey. I found these preserves in my jam/jelly aisle in the supermarket, it is more commonly found in the fall season. If you are unable to find either of these, you can try 1 1/2 Tbsps applesauce with a drop of honey, dash of cinnamon and a little fresh lemon juice. Hope this helps :)

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