New York State Apple Muffins

Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

The apple is the official fruit of New York, so it's no wonder the Apple Muffins was destined to become the official muffin of the state of New York. It's just a nice bonus that New York's official Apple Muffin recipe is so scrumptious. It's a featured offering at most Manhattan bakeries and delis (like Petrossian Café on 7th Avenue, between 57th and 58th Streets). There are lots of versions of this recipe, but none seem to compare with the original that's baked fresh daily in many of Manhattan's delis. This recipe really is quite good though.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
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Serves:
24
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

MUFFINS

2 c
all-purpose flour
3/4 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
granulated sugar
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1/8 tsp
ground nutmeg
2 c
apples (cortland, macintosh, pippin are good varieties), coarsely chopped
1/2 c
raisins
1/2 c
chopped walnuts
3 large
eggs
1/2 c
butter, melted
4 oz
cream cheese, cut into small pieces
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

TOPPING

1/2 c
walnuts, finely chopped
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/3 can(s)
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
grated lemon peel
2 Tbsp
butter, melted

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 24 cups of a regular-size muffin pan with 24 paper cupcake liners; set aside.
2Combine flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg; set aside.
3Combine apples, raisins, walnuts, eggs, butter, cream cheese, and vanilla. Stir apple mixture into the dry ingredients, adding a little at a time, and stir until just combined (batter will be stiff). Do not over-mix.
4Put equal portions of the batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups about 2/3 full.
5Combing all of the topping ingredients and mix well. Sprinkle topping over the batter.
6Bake at 375° for 20 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely on wire racks.
(Makes 2 dozen muffins)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Muffins
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat