Apple Muffin Puffs

Apple Muffin PuffsApple Muffin Puffs

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 egg, well-beaten
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup Cameo apples, peeled and grated
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter or margarine

Preheat oven to 350° Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and 1/2 cup granulated white sugar. Cut 1/3 cup shortening into flour mixture until crumbly; set aside.

Combine egg, milk and grated apple; add flour mixture to egg mixture all at once; mix quickly and thoroughly.

Grease muffin pan and fill each cup 2/3 full. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup granulated white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside. Melt 1/2 cup butter or margarine; set aside.

When the puffs are cooked, remove from pan and roll in melted butter or margarine while still warm; then roll in 1/2 cup granulated white sugar and cinnamon mixture. Serve warm.

Yield: 12 puffs

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