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Title: Apple Crunch Muffins
Categories: Muffins, Breads
Yield: 8 muffins

1 1/2 c Flour, unbleached; sifted
1/2 c Sugar
2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
1 1/2 ts Cinnamon, ground
1/4 c Shortening, vegetable
1 lg Egg; slightly beaten
1/2 c Milk
1 c Apples, tart
-Peeled, cored and grated

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1/4 c Sugar, brown
1/4 c Pecans; chopped
1/2 ts Cinnamon, ground

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into mixing
bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until fine crumbs form. Combine
egg and milk. Add to dry ingredients all at once, stirring just enough to
moisten. Stir in apples. Spoon batter into paper-lined 2 1/2-inch
muffin-pan cups, filling 2/3rds full. Sprinkle with nut crunch topping (see
below). Bake in 375øF oven 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot with
butter and homemade jelly or jam.

NUT CRUNCH TOPPING: Mix together brown sugar (packed), chopped pecans and
ground cinnamon in small bowl.