Sunday, October 6, 2013

Apple Butter Muffins

I made and canned apple butter last weekend.  I had deliberately left it on the coarse side but using a stick blender instead of a food mill for baking.  This is my Sunday morning pampering muffin using it.  I'll include the recipe for the apple butter at the bottom.

Apple Butter Muffins

1 3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 dash ginger
1 large egg
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup apple butter

Streusel Topping

1/4 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp butter, softened
1/4 cup pecan, chopped

Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.  Add in egg, milk, oil and apple butter and stir until combined.  I made jumbo muffins so I used an ice cream scoop that was over filled to fill the muffin cups.  In a small bowl, mix all the streusel ingredients together and sprinkle over the muffins.  Bake for 25 minutes at 325°.

Apple Butter 

3# apples, cored and peeled
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Cook apples and lemon juice in the crock pot over on a medium setting until tender.  For a course apple butter, use a stick blender to break up apples.  For a fine butter, use a food mill.  Return to crock pot and stir in sugar and cinnamon.  Put into clean, dry jars leaving 1/2" head space.  Can using a water bath for 10 minutes.  .