Thursday, March 18, 2010

Apple Pie Muffins

When my sister and I lived in an apartment together, we found a box mix of apple pie muffins where there is a filling center in the middle of the muffin. The store that had them, doesn't have them anymore. Since we had some apples that needed to be used soon, I searched for a recipe that had a filling center, but couldn't find one. I decided to use a basic muffin recipe and add the filling myself and see what happened!

1/2 c brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/3 c flour
1/4 c melted butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cup peeled, diced apples
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon (I forgot this ingredient, but it was still great!)
2/3 c oil
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 c buttermilk (or 1 c milk + 1 Tbl vinegar...sit 5 minutes)
  • Grease muffin cups...or use papers.
  • Boil apples until a little soft (a secret to soft apple pies!)
  • Drain, add the rest of the filling ingredients to the apples. Sit aside.
Alternatively, don't boil the apples. Mix all the filling ingredients in with the other muffin ingredients. This way the apples will be more evenly spread out, rather than a surprise in the middle of your muffin. Both ways are fabulous!
  • Combine muffin ingredients
  • Put a layer of batter to fill 1/4 of the muffin cup. Add a layer of apple filling up to 1/2 of muffin cup. And finally, top with batter to fill to 3/4 of muffin cup. Continue to layer batter, filling, batter in each muffin cup.
  • Bake at 350* for 25 minutes or until golden brown and top springs back.


  1. Apple pie muffins sounds delicious! What a great idea! :)

  2. I've tried it before without boiling the apples and it worked equally as well. The apples got much softer than I expected. :)

  3. My grandma always boiled apples before pies because of texture issues with my grandpa=) She said it's the secret to soft apples in pies...I'll have to try the muffins without, and see. It sure would save some time!


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