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Apple Pancake/Muffins

On a recent trip home (Humboldt County) I stayed with a good friend, Barb Mooney, because my best friend, Toni and her daughter Donnella were staying with my brother and sister-in-law, Rand and Beth. With the exception of our oldest sibling, Terri, the Waynes LOVE to cook, and the youngest, Randy, is no exception. He made for his guests, one morning, a puffed baked apple pancake, that I unfortunately did not get to partake of (pout-pout). But it got me hungry for one and I found this cute variation.

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The recipe said it made 6, but those must have been the jumbo muffin cups because this made 8, and I still had enough batter for 2 more, just no more apples already cooked up.

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They were even more puffed when first taken from the oven, but they deflate quuickly and my camera wasn’t ready fast enough.

Individual Apple  Thingys

First, lets cook up some apples. Oh, yeah, and crank up the oven to 450 degrees.

2 apples, peeled and diced

2 Tb. butter

1/4 cup lite brown sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 Tb. lemon juice

Toss the diced apples with the lemon juice, cinnamon and sugar. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat and carmelize the apples, about 8-10 minutes. Cook them through, but not til mushy.

Butter 10 muffin cups. Sprinkle with sugar to coat.

Batter: 2/3 cup flour

                3 eggs

                 5 Tb. sugar

                  2 Tb. melted butter

                   3/4 cup room temp whole milk

The recipe said to put in a food processor and run for 3 minutes. This seemed like alot of dishes, I just used a hand mixer for 2 minutes. I cheat. Divide the apples amongst the muffin cups and pour in the batter til it almost reaches the top. Put in the hot oven and immediatly turn it down to 400 degree. Cook for 15 minutes-all the puffing takes place the last 5 minutes. cool slightly before attempting the dismount. Yes, some did fall apart.Some held perfectly. Don’t know why. Will perfect later. Delish either way. You can dust with powdered sugar if you’d like but we ate them plain. YUM.

 

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