Make Ahead

'Apple Pie' Muffins

January  8, 2012
3 Ratings
  • Makes 12
Author Notes

All the flavors of Apple Pie - in a more portable muffin format —Amee

What You'll Need
  • For the topping
  • 2 ounces pecan nuts, chopped coarsely
  • 2 ounces light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 handful of the chopped apple
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar
  • For the muffin batter
  • 14 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 ounces butter softened
  • 6 ounces soft brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 9 ounces finished weight of brambly (or other cooking apple)apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 200 milliliters sour cream
  • 25 milliliters regular milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Liberally butter a 12-hole muffin tin and preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Make the topping by putting your chopped 'Bramleys', about one quarter of the finished flesh, in a bowl with the cinnamon, nuts and sugar and set aside.
  3. Make the wet mixture, mixing the sour cream, milk and egg together.
  4. Add the wet to the dry mix, stir well to combine - being careful not to over mix. Spoon the batter into the buttered muffin tin and sprinkle the topping generously over each one. Bake for 25 mins, leave to cool slightly in the tin before removing to a wire rack.
  5. Dissolve your icing sugar with a little drop of water and drizzle over the top when completely cool.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Lu
  • Kea
  • kimmiebeck
  • GreasySpoon

4 Reviews

Kea October 17, 2013
Once I got the measurements strait and mixed everything I found the batter completely dry. I decided to add milk until I reached what I considered a normal muffin batter consistency, sticky but moist. I also used sliced almonds for the nuts and Johnathan apples as that is what I had on hand. After all this, these were Amazing! I did have to put a cookie sheet underneath the muffin tin when I baked that as the topping wanted to drip off the sides. That said, I will write this one down with the changes and it will definatly be a fall treat I make from now on!
kimmiebeck September 24, 2013
Combining standard and metric measurements is confusing. The use of cups would be helpful.
Lu December 9, 2012
I made this and the batter appeared VERY dry - had to ad about 2 tbsp more liquid. Will update on how they taste.
GreasySpoon January 11, 2012
This would have been better w/o the metric measures but I'll do the conversions and try it.