*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           APPLE-CHEDDAR MUFFINS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Cheese
                 Fruits
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            Shortening
      1/2   c            Sugar -- granulated
    2       ea           Eggs -- lg
    1 1/2   c            Unbleached flour
    1       t            Baking soda
    1       t            Baking powder
      1/2   ts           Salt
      3/4   c            Oats -- quick cooking
    1       c            Apples -- finely chopped
      2/3   c            Cheddar -- sharp coarse grate
      1/2   c            Pecans -- chopped
      3/4   c            Milk
    1       x            Apple slices -- *
    1       x            Butter -- melted
    1       x            Cinnamon-sugar mixture
 
   *   You should have 12 to 15 thin slices of unpeeled
   red apple for this     recipe.
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   ++++++++++++++ ++++ 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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