Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Apple Fritter Muffins

photo from chasingsomebluesky.blogspot.com
These were really, really good!  I thought the process was a bit lengthy, but I guess that's what it takes! 

Apple Fritter Muffins  
From chasingsomebluesky.blogspot.com

For the Apples:
2 large granny smith apples, 1/4 inch dice
3 tbsp butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp water
1/3 cup flour

For the Muffins:
2 large eggs
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk

For the Glaze: 
2 tbsp butter melted 
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla 
1 tbsp hot water 

1.            Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
2.            Line 14 muffin cups with muffin liners 
3.            In a skillet add add apple ingredients except flour and cook over medium heat until apples are tender, about 10 minutes.  Stir in flour to coat apples (this prevents apples from sinking to bottom of muffins)
4.            In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
5.            In a large bowl beat together applesauce, oil, and sugars till smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and mix thouroughly  
6.            Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined. 
7.            Spoon batter into cups, filling the cups, and smooth tops. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Bake until muffin tops are a pale golden and springy to the touch, 15 to 17 minutes, rotating halfway through baking time.
8.            Cool muffins in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool 10 minutes before glazing. 
9.            To make the glaze, In a medium bowl mix together the melted butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla and water. Whisk until smooth. 
10.          When muffins have cooled slightly, dip the muffin top into the glaze and allow the glaze to harden. Once hardened, dip a second time and allow to harden before serving.


Cami said...

Made these today. Such a hit with everyone. So SO delicious! Will be making these again.

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