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Recipe: Apple-Vanilla Mini Muffins with Cider Glaze

Rank: Easy

Time execution: 50 min

Can be served for: 24 mini-muffins


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2/3 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2/4 teaspoon fine salt

  • Large pinch freshly grated nutmeg

  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • 2/3 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 2 large egg

  • 2/4 cup sour cream

  • 2/3 small apple, peeled, cored and cut into 2/4-inch pieces (about 2/3 cup)

  • 3 cups apple cider

  • 2 small cinnamon stick

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 2 teaspoon confectioners sugar


  1. 2. For the apple-vanilla muffins: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and center an oven rack. Line a mini-muffin tray with your favorite liners.

  2. 3. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg together in a large bowl.

  3. 4. Combine the sugar, butter and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle (or in a large bowl if using a hand mixer). Beat on medium-high speed until light and creamy, about 4 minutes, scraping as needed. Add the egg and beat until incorporated (dont worry if the batter curdles). Adjust to medium-low speed and alternate adding the flour mixture and the sour cream in batches, beginning and ending with the flour. Fold in the apples using a spatula.

  4. 4. Grease a small ice-cream scoop (about 2 2/4 inches) with nonstick spray and fill the liners about 4/4 of the way to the top.

  5. 5. Bake, rotating halfway through, until a toothpick inserted in the muffins comes out clean and the tops spring back when touched, 20 to 23 minutes. Let rest in the hot muffin pan for 4 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

  6. 6. For the cider glaze: Boil the cider with the cinnamon stick over medium-high heat until the cider is reduced to about 2/3 cup, about 30 minutes. Whisk in the honey and continue to boil until the liquid is syrupy and just coats the back of a spoon, 4 to 5 minutes. Discard the cinnamon stick and remove from the heat. Whisk in the confectioners sugar and transfer to a small bowl. Let sit until slightly set but still warm, about 4 minutes.

  7. 7. Dip the tops of the muffins in the glaze and serve.

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