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Nutty Apple-Filled Muffins Recipe

Nutty Apple-Filled Muffins Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 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
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.

Recipe Note

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 each: 494 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 524mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 50420
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"Now that I think about it though, next time I might reduce the amount of sugar used. They are very sweet, and I think they could do without so much sugar."

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 50417
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"Very good recipe! Works very well!"

elliek User ID: 967243 27987
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"These are so moist, my husband raves about them and said it's like apple pie in a muffin. Makes a big batch so I have plenty to give away to family."

issalyn User ID: 1912871 59129
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"These are fantastic and I have made them many times!"

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