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Apple Butter Streusel Muffins



Serving Size: makes 12 muffins


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsps baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs beaten
3/4 cup Chattooga Belle Farm Apple Butter
1 tart apple Granny Smith), peeled, cored and finely diced
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ tsp ground cinnamon
4 ounces melted butter

 Several tablespoons buttermilk

1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tsps ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, softened


1. Preheat the oven to 400F
2. Grease and flour a 12-cup muffin pan or line the pan with paper baking cups

3. To prepare the topping, stir together the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl
4. Mix in the butter with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly. Set aside
5. To make the muffins, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda/powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside
6. Stir together the egg, apple butter, diced apple, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and melted butter in a small bowl until well blended
7. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just moistened; if needed add up several tablespoons buttermilk to make a texture suitable for spooning into muffin cups
8. Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full
9. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of the topping and pat down with fingertips

11. Bake for about 16-18 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean
12. Remove from the pan, and cool briefly on wire racks