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Apple Butter Muffins

 Apple Butter Muffins
Meet the Cook: As an ex-farm girl, I have fond memories of making apple butter with my grandmother. I often bake muffins for my husband and me to eat during job breaks. I work part-time, but the best part of my week is the time I spend at home being a wife and a mother to our daughter, born just last November. -Anita Bell, Gallatin, Tennessee
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup thick apple butter
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Combine egg,
  • milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill
  • greased or paper-lined muffin cups with a rounded tablespoon of
  • batter. Top each with a rounded teaspoon of apple butter and
  • remaining batter. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over
  • muffins.
  • Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before

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Apple Butter Muffins (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 211 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.