As I mentioned before, I got some delicious apples (but not golden delicious, actually I can't remember what kind they are. It was a type I hadn't heard before) at Huber's when we went a little while ago. I think its been two weeks, wow! Time flies.
That night I made Apple Strudel muffins for the tailgate at church the next morning. They went over really well and since I doubled the recipe, provided breakfast for the next week! Here is the recipe (courtesy of AllRecipes.com) with my modifications.
Apple Strudel Muffins
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (I used real unsalted butter)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped apples (about 2 apples, depending on size)
1 cup shredded apples (about 3 apples, depending on size)
(I shredded with a cheese grater to get the juice out & make the muffins moist)
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan, or fill with liners. You could also use a 24 cup mini-muffin pan, greased.
2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder & soda, and salt.
3. In a large bowl beat together butter, sugar and eggs until smooth. Mix in vanilla and shredded apples. Stir in chopped apples and gradually blend in the flour mixture. Spoon mixture into muffin pan.
4. In a small bow mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Add butter until mixture is coarse like crumbs. Sprinkle over tops of mixture in muffin pan.
5. Bake 20 minutes in preheated oven or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to sit 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan. Cool on wire rack.
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oats (any kind works)
2/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg (I never have this so I don't put it in. It's up to you!)
1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional ( I NEVER put this in...I dislike nuts mixed in my food, texture thing)
1/3 cup melted margarine
3 pounds of apples, (about 9-10) peeled and chopped in about 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Chop and peel apples (the most time consuming part!). In large bowl mix apples, lemon juice (if you use a full 2 tablespoons, there might be extra juice after its baked) and cinnamon and 1/2 cup white sugar. If this bowl has a lid, it makes mixing so much easier!
3. Put apples into 2 quart or 2.5 quart (that's what I used) baking dish.
4. In medium bowl mix flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix in margarine. Cover apples with mixture.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes. Allow to cool about 15 minutes before eating.
**I just took this out of the oven and it smells DELICIOUS!!! Tastes that way too!!**
When I don't have fresh apples, I use a can of cherry pie filling (21 oz), add some frozen berry mixture (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries & blackberries) over top of the cherry pie filling and double the crumbly topping (because it's so good!!). Bake for about 25-30 minutes. It's probably one of my favorite desserts, and the easiest!
I hope you enjoy these recipes!!