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Nutty Apple-Filled Muffins

 Nutty Apple-Filled Muffins
The inspiration for these muffins came from a favorite coffee cake. I wanted to put it in a form our four girls could munch while playing. For variety, I'll sometimes substitute prepared blueberry or lemon pie filling for the delectable from-scratch apple filling. -Hollie Gregory, Mt. Vision, New York
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups diced peeled apples
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • MUFFINS:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
  • Cinnamon-sugar

Directions

  • 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 tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir
  • in nuts. Cool.

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Nutty Apple-Filled Muffins (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating
  • well after each. Beat in vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to
  • creamed mixture alternately with sour cream.
  • Spoon 1/4 cupfuls of batter into greased jumbo muffin 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. Yield: 1 dozen jumbo muffins or 2
  • dozen regular muffins.
Editor's 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 494 calories, 23 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 524 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.