Apple Pie Muffins

Well, this is the last picture from the photo session with Candice. I guess I’m going to have to go back to taking my own pictures again!

This was originally a regular recipe for apple muffins, but I decided to switch it up a bit by making using sauteed apples inside, and topping the muffin with streusal. It’s just a couple of changes, but I think they make a huge difference. You can make the filling and the topping ahead of time, but if you’d rather not, you can use canned apple pie filling in the muffins.

These muffins are a great thing to have around on Christmas morning. I love to make a huge breakfast for Christmas, but my kids aren’t really interested in something big; they want to get down to business. If they have these in their bellies, at least I know that they’ve eaten something besides chocolate and candy!

Apple Pie Muffins

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
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Ingredients
  

Apple Pie Muffins:

  • ½ c. butter softened
  • c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 x eggs
  • c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ c. milk

Apple Pie Filling

  • 2 c. chopped apple
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp. butter

For the streusel topping:

  • 1 c. flour
  • c. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • c. butter room temperature

Instructions
 

  • Start by making the apple pie filling. Melt 4 Tbsp.butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add apples and ¼ tsp.cinnamon and ¼ c. sugar. Cook until apples are soft and the butter and sugar has made a thick syrup. About 5 minutes.
  • Cream together First four ingredients.
  • Beat in the two eggs.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, and ½ tsp. cinnamon.
  • Stir in the dry mixture alternately with the milk.
  • Fold in the apples.
  • Fill muffin tins ¾ full.
  • Combine streusel ingredients and blend until it forms pea sized crumbs.
  • Top with streusel.
  • Bake in a 375º oven for 30 minutes.
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