Sunday, October 2, 2011

An Apple A Day

I got the bulk of my homework done before Saturday this week, not an easy thing. My husband and I had a nice fall date planned, on Saturday, at B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill in Old Mystic, CT. We were able to see the cider press demonstration, taste some apple wine and hard cider, and we purchased some warm cider donuts. It was amazing to hear the history of the mill (it's the only steamed powered cider mill left in the U.S.) In keeping with the apple theme, the next dessert was a request from Amy (my husband's co-worker). Enjoy!

  • Mini Apple Crumb Cakes
  • from
  • Oven 350
  • sweet baking or eating apples, such as Royal Gala
  • stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper or foil cupcake liners. Peel, quarter and core apples and cut into 1/3-inch dice.
Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add apples; cook for about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat; stir in brown sugar and salt. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, walnuts and baking soda. In another bowl, beat together egg and vanilla extract. Stir apple and egg mixtures into flour. Spoon batter into cupcake liners about three-quarters full.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes. Remove from pan to racks to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

YUM YUM!!! can't wait to see photos and taste these!! thanks! :)