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       Title: Apple Crunch Muffins
  Categories: Muffins, Breads
       Yield: 8 Muffins
  
   1 1/2 c  Flour, unbleached; sifted
     1/2 c  Sugar
       2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
   1 1/2 ts Cinnamon, ground
     1/4 c  Shortening, vegetable
       1 lg Egg; slightly beaten
     1/2 c  Milk
       1 c  Apples, tart
            -Peeled, cored and grated
            NUT CRUNCH TOPPING
     1/4 c  Sugar, brown
     1/4 c  Pecans; chopped
     1/2 ts Cinnamon, ground
  
   Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into
   mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until fine crumbs
   form. Combine egg and milk. Add to dry ingredients all at once,
   stirring just enough to moisten. Stir in apples. Spoon batter into
   paper-lined 2 1/2-inch muffin-pan cups, filling 2/3rds full. Sprinkle
   with nut crunch topping (see below). Bake in 375~F oven 25 minutes or
   until golden brown. Serve hot with butter and homemade jelly or jam.
   
   NUT CRUNCH TOPPING: Mix together brown sugar (packed), chopped pecans
   and ground cinnamon in small bowl.
  
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