*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Apple-Cheddar Muffins
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fruits                           Muffins
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  Cup           Shortening
    1      Cup           Apples -- Finely Chopped
      1/2  Cup           Sugar -- Granulated
      2/3  Cup           Cheddar -- Sharp Coarse Grate
    2                    Eggs -- Lg
      1/2  Cup           Pecans -- Chopped
    1 1/2  Cups          Unbleached Flour
      3/4  Cup           Milk
    1      Teaspoon      Baking Soda
                         Apple Slices -- *
    1      Teaspoon      Baking Powder
                         Butter -- Melted
      1/2  Teaspoon      Salt
                         Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture
      3/4  Cup           Oats -- Quick Cooking
 
 *   You should have 12 to 15 thin slices of unpeeled red apple for this
 recipe. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
 Cream the shortening and sugar together and add the eggs, one at a time,
 beating well after each addition.
 Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing
 bowl, mix lightly.  Gradually stir the flour mixture into the shortening
 mixture.
 In this order, add the oats cheddar and pecans, mixing well after each
 addition.  Gradually add the milk, stirring until all the ingredients
 are just moistened.
 Grease the muffin pans and fill each cup 2/3rds full of batter. Dip the
 apple slices in the melted butter and then into the cinnamon-sugar.
 Press 1 apple slice into the top of each muffin. Sprinkle lightly with
 cinnamon-sugar and bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until
 golden brown.
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