Apple butter muffins

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
1¾ cup All-purpose flour
⅓ cup Sugar
2 teaspoons Baking powder
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
½ cup Pecans -- chopped
⅛ teaspoon Ground allspice
⅛ teaspoon Ground ginger
1 each Egg -- lightly beaten
¾ cup Milk
¼ cup Vegetable oil
½ cup Apple butter -- thick
3 tablespoons Sugar

TOPPING

In a medium bowl combine the first eight ingredients. Combine egg, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups with a rounded tablespoon of batter. Top each with a rounded teaspoon of apple butter and remaining batter. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over muffins.

Bake at 400 deg. for 15 to 18 minutes. Cool in pan 10 min. before removing. Yield: about 12 standard-size muffins. Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared apple butter.

Recipe By : Country Woman

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