---------- Exported from CookWorks for Meal-Master, v7.0
 Categories: Breads, Cheese/eggs, Fruits
   Servings: 24
     1/2 c  shortening
       2 ea. egg
       1 t  baking soda
     1/2 t  salt
       1 c  apple
     1/2 c  pecans
       1    apple
       1    cinnamon sugar
     1/2 c  sugar
   1 1/2 c  unbleached flour
       1 t  baking powder
     3/4 c  oats
     2/3 c  sharp cheddar cheese
     3/4 c  milk
       1    butter
   *   You should have 12 to 15 thin slices of unpeeled red apple for this 
  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.