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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Apple Muffins With Apple Spread

Apple Muffins served with Apple cream cheese spread 

2 cups self rising flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup chopped dried apple*
1/2 cup raisins
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease 12 muffin tins. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and add the egg, milk and oil. Stir the ingredients until they are just blended, add raisins. Do not overmix. Spoon the batter into greased muffin pans, filling 3/4 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

* Dried apples can usually be found in airtight pouches near the raisins in the supermarket.

Apple Spread

1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 c. softened butter
dash of sugar
1 c. chopped apple with peel
1/2 c. chopped pecans

Mix together the cream cheese and butter until well blended. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve with muffins, breads or on crackers or fresh fruits and veggies.

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