Miniature Applesauce Muffins, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Miniature Applesauce Muffins

By Beverly Hicks Burch

Years ago I found a great little recipe in a woman’s magazine I kept the magazine with the recipe in it, but somewhere, sometime the original copy has been lost…in one of the many moves I’ve made I’m sure. I went as far to contact two magazines to see if they had been the publisher, but my efforts were futile.

Luckily I just about had the recipe memorized! That’s because they were a frequent item in my cooking routine.

The recipe was for Miniature Applesauce Muffins. When I was a room mother, I made them several times for classroom parties and when I did, I never brought one back home. They were gobbled up faster than a New York minute and I usually also got frequent requests to share the recipe with other moms.

These little muffins are great with tea and coffee and if you’re looking for a substitute for chocolate and other rich goodies…this is the one!

You bake these muffins in little miniature tins and the recipe makes 36. I made a batch at Christmas for some gift baskets I was putting together.

I hate to admit it, but they all got gobbled up before I could take a picture of these little jewels.

Of course, like most recipes I use, I’ve made some adjustments that in my opinion enhance the original and make it unique…it’s that “Bevizing” thing I do.

Hope you enjoy these tasty little Miniature Applesauce Muffins…

Miniature Applesauce Muffins

½ cup butter

½ cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup applesauce

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/22 teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon pure vanilla flavoring

1. In a bowl mix together the dry ingredients, including the cinnamon. Set aside.

2. In another bowl cream butter, then gradually add sugar and continue beating until fluffy.

3. Add eggs, applesauce and vanilla flavoring to butter mixture. Mix until combined.

4. Next add the dry ingredients to the applesauce mixture and mix just until dry ingredients are combined. DO NOT OVER MIX.

5. Pour batter into prepared miniature muffin tins. (You may grease the tins or use liners.

6. Bake at 400° for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

7. Next dip the tops of the muffins in melted butter and then dips in topping. (Recipe follows.)

Topping:

¼ cup melted butter

½ cup sugar

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Enjoy!!

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