Of all the baked goods that her grandmother made using homegrown apples, these muffins were Elsa Kleinman's favorite.

Elsa Kleinman, Topanga, California
This Story Originally Appeared On sunset.com


Credit: James Carrier

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Makes 12 muffins


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  • Melt butter in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium heat; stir in brown sugar until dissolved and bubbly. Stir in apples and cook until they are barely tender when pierced, about 5 minutes. Divide the apple-and-sugar mixture equally among 12 buttered muffin cups (1/2-cup capacity).

  • In a bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt.

  • In another bowl, mix buttermilk, egg, and oil to blend. Stir into cornmeal mixture just until evenly moistened. Spoon batter equally into muffin cups.

  • Bake in a 350° regular or convection oven until tops are lightly browned and feel firm when pressed, 15 to 20 minutes. Immediately run a knife between each muffin and cup rim and invert over a baking sheet to remove muffins (if any apple slices remain inside muffin cups, replace on muffins). Serve warm or at room temperature, apple side up.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; calories from fat 32%; protein 3.3g; fat 8.3g; saturated fat 3.2g; carbohydrates 38g; fiber 1.5g; sodium 274mg; cholesterol 29mg.