Applesauce Muffins

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Oh my goodness, these are good!  They are unlike any muffin I’ve ever tasted.  They are sweet and spicy and the tops of them taste a bit like caramelized brown sugar….Mmmmmm!

Almost forgot to mention, they are a cinch to make!  They also take no time at all, especially if you’ve already got your applesauce made.

Now, if you haven’t got an applesauce recipe of your own, or aren’t sure if you love yours, or were thinking of going the route of buying Motts for these muffins, let me persuade you to try my failproof and delicious Applesauce.  I posted the easy-to-make-and-follow recipe on Oct. 21st, and the post is called “An apple a day…”

Ok, ready?  Set?  Go!

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Place 1 stick of salted butter, room temperature, in a mixer.

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Add 1 cup of white sugar and cream (turn the mixer on medium for about 4 minutes).

Meanwhile…

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Sift 2 cups unbleached white flour into a large bowl.

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and add 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon cloves.

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Whisk to combine.

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Add 1 egg,

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and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to mixer.  Mix until well combined.

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Now slowly introduce the flour mixture to the butter mixture…don’t rush…take things nice and sloooooow…

The batter will appear thick and stiff, but don’t you worry your pretty little head about it…things are about to become amazing…

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This is where you will want to grab your tupperware container of applesauce from the fridge.  Not for you to eat, but so that you can spoon out 1 cup of this deliciousness to add to the other bowl of oh-my-goodness.  And that’s when you end up with magnificence!

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Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda into the cup of applesauce, before adding to mixture.  Add last.  Mix well.

Pour into 1 muffin pan (12 muffin cups) and bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.  Take out of pan, almost immediately and cool on rack.

Bon Appétit, Ma Chérie!

 

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