Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Caramel Apple Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar

l tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine,melted
2 eggs
l tsp vanilla
1 apple, chopped
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

How to make Candy Apple Muffins

In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
In another bowl, combine milk, butter, eggs and vanilla until well blended.
Pour into dry ingredients and stir until just moistened.
Fold in apple.
Do not overmix.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin, filling cups two-thirds full.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool slightly and remove from pan.
In a saucepan over medium heat, bring honey and brown sugar to a boil.
Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Pour walnuts onto a plate.
Spear warm muffins with a skewer or popsicle stick and dip quickly into the honey/brown sugar mixture, then into chopped nuts.
NOTE: You can use a miniature muffin tin and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

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