Apple Custard Muffins

Fall is the perfect time to experiment with different varieties of apples. Want a softer, falling apart kind of apple? Use Cortland. If you would rather have the tartness to offset the sweet custard, use Granny Smith. This muffin is perfect with a cup of coffee, but don't hesitate to use it as a sweet side dish.

Ingredients

Batter

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs

Filling

  • 3 apples, sliced thin

  •  

    1 cup vanilla custard*

Topping (optional)

  •  4 Tb. Melted margarine

  • 3 Tb. Sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon

Directions

    1. Batter: Combine dry ingredients. Make a well in the center, and add the wet ingredients. Mix.
    2. Topping: Mix all ingredients until blended.
    3. Line a muffin pan or two with 16 paper liners.  
    4. Place 1 tsp batter at bottom of each cup, then add 1 Tbsp custard, and 3 slices of apple. Cover with more batter.  Sprinkle topping on top.
    5. Bake at 350° for 20 – 25 minutes.

    *I buy my custard from the local bakery.

     

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