Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mrs. Alice's Apple Muffins

Mrs. Alice stopped by our district office a few weeks ago and dropped off delicious apple muffins.  I admit that I didn't know Mrs. Alice prior to indulging in her famous muffins, but I am now a fan!  I discovered that  Mrs. Alice is not only a fabulous cook, but she is also the mother of one of our principals.  When I think of fall, I think of the many scrumptious recipes using apples, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins.  This recipe has become a new addition to my fall favorites. Visit this link for another fall muffin favorite: Mississippi Spice Muffins.
So let's put on a pretty apron and get started!  These are my favorite red aprons.  The striped one was made by my grandmother and my mom made the red with white lace apron.  I just love aprons!  If they could talk, what tales would they tell?

Here is what you will need . . .
The Starting Line-Up:
1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Four                                            1/4 Cup of Shortening
1 3/4 Teaspoons Baking Powder                                      1/2 Cup of Milk
1/2 Cup Sugar                                                                  1/2 Cup Grated Raw Apple                     
1 Egg, Beaten    
Topping:
1/2 Stick of Butter                                                            1/2 Cup of Sugar
1-2 Teaspoons of Sugar                                                        

Sift flour with baking powder, salt, and sugar.  Using a fork, cut in shortening until the mixture resembles cornmeal. 
Mix beaten egg with milk.  Add milk/egg mixture and grated apple all at once to the four mixture.
Mix quickly and thoroughly.  Mixture will be thick.  Fill a greased muffin pan or muffin cups to half full.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.  Don't over bake.  When muffin tops are firm to the touch, they are done.  For the topping:  Make a mixture with 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.  Melt 1/2 stick of butter.  Remove muffins from pan and dip top in butter.  Notice the cute muffin cups!
 Now lets dip the top into the yummy sugar and cinnamon mixture.
I can't wait to serve these sweet, little treats as our dessert tonight.  Better yet, I can't wait to eat one or maybe two for breakfast.  Add a cup of coffee and my day will start off in a happy way!
I did tweak Mrs. Alice's recipe a tad.  The original topping portion of the recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar and 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon.  Mrs. Alice melts 1 cup of butter and rolls the entire muffin in butter and then coats the entire muffin in the sugar/cinnamon mixture.  If your family has a sweet tooth, you may want to dip the entire muffin.  Either way, they are delicious!  Let me know what you think!
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11 comments:

  1. YUM, your muffins looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a great day!

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    1. They are delicious, especially warm. I hope you give them a try.
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  2. They are delicious, especially warm. I hope you give them a try.
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  3. These sound and look wonderful!! Your apron collection is so charming- and how fun that they all happen to be red and white. And that they were your mother's and grandmother's is so special.
    If you ever see it (I can find it at my regular grocery stores) give the "Spectrum Organic Shortening" a try... I have been super impressed with it and have used it for the last several years instead of Crisco.
    happy fall,
    joan

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    1. Hi Joan,
      This is the first I have head of Spectrum Organic Shortening. I will be on the look out for it. I wish I could say that we eat mainly organic, but I try to incorporate as much as I can into our diet. As far as the aprons, I love to wear my grandmother's and mother's aprons. I am blessed to still have my mother and mother-in-law with us. I would dearly love to be able to have my sweet grandmothers in my kitchen just to chat and cook! Thanks for stopping by!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  4. This seems so easy to bake and tastes so good!! I love anything with apple in it!! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Suzan. We ate them in no time!
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  5. Oh yum! the cinnamon sugar topping looks divine. My sis just gave me some of her apples from her tree. I made apple crisp on Sunday. These soon will be gracing my table. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC. I love your aprons also. I have quite a collection and my red & white ones are my favs!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann,
      I adore anything with a cinnamon and sugar topping! I loved it when my mother would make us cinnamon toast for breakfast. Yummy!! I just made an apple crisp yesterday. Love those!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  6. Yummy!!! Miss Alice is so sweet and she is such an awesome baker! I am glad she shared her recipe! You can bring these to work soon :-)) We could enjoy them with our morning coffee!!

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    1. Hi Ms. Buttercup Bliss,
      I think you should make these for our afternoon coffee!
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