Spiced Apple Cranberry Muffins

Carol Donald


After shovelling the driveway for the 4th time these yummy muffins were a great treat.


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30 Min
45 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg for filling
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, lightly packed for filling
  • 2/3 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 large
  • 1/2 c
    butter softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    white wine or apple juice (optional)
  • 4 medium
    apples peeled and chopped
  • 8 oz
    cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/3 c
    butter to fry apples & cranberries in pan

How to Make Spiced Apple Cranberry Muffins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    Grease and flour 12 muffin cup tin
  2. Mix brown sugar and spices together in a bowl and set aside
    Peel and chop the apples and and put into the fry pan with the butter, brown sugar and white wine or apple juice. Heat on medium and stir until softened then add the cranberries. Beat white sugar and butter together until smooth and creamy
  3. Beat sugar and butter together until smooth and creamy.
  4. Beat in eggs 1 at a time and add vanilla
    Combine flour and baking powder together in another bowl and stir into creamed butter mixture
  5. Mix milk into batter until smooth
    Pour half the batter into muffin cups
    Add half the apples and half the cinnamon mixture
    Lightly pat the apple and cinnamon mixture into the batter
  6. Pour the remaining batter over the apple layer
    Top with remaining apples and add more brown sugar mixture
    Bake for 30 - 40 minutes

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About Spiced Apple Cranberry Muffins

Course/Dish: Muffins
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Canadian

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