Half Scratch Cinnamon Apple Pie Muffins

Half Scratch Cinnamon Apple Pie Muffins

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Serves

12 people

We found this interesting Krusteaz® Cinnamon Fire Cupcake mix and decided to hack it a bit–ending up with this fabulous variation on an apple pie. There’s nothing easier than taking a mix and making it your own. 

 

 

You can make these as cupcakes or muffins without the apple pie filling and just enjoy them with a cup of coffee.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups unpeeled apple (we used Gala), finely diced
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon whiskey (season your own by taking whiskey and soaking a cinnamon stick in it overnight)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 21-ounce can of prepared apple pie filling
  • Krusteaz® Cinnamon Fire Cupcake mix:
  • 1 pouch pecans provided in mix
  • 1 pouch baking mix provided
  • 1 pouch cinnamon topping mix provided
  • Additional pecans if desired

Preparation

  • 1 Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with baking cups or use small mason jars, lightly greased and placed on a flat baking sheet.
  • 2 Chop apples and soak in prepared cinnamon whiskey for 15 minutes.
  • 3 Drain and set apples aside, but reserve liquid separately; soak the pecans in the liquid.
  • 4 Stir together the water, egg, baking mix and half of the cinnamon topping and blend well.
  • 5 Fold in drained apples (do not add the whiskey to the batter).
  • 6 Meanwhile mash the pie filling so there are fewer large chunks.
  • 7 Spoon about 2 tablespoons of pie filling into the prepared cups or mason jars.
  • 8 Spoon prepared batter over the top of the pie filling.
  • 9 Sprinkle remaining cinnamon topping over batter, about 1-2 teaspoons per muffin.
  • 10 Gently press in topping with back of spoon.
  • 11 Bake 23-27 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 12 Drain pecans while allowing muffins to cool.
  • 13 Sprinkle pecans over the hot muffins and press in with back of spoon.
  • 14 (Note: we supplemented with a few extra pecans that had not been soaked).

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