Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 45m Additional 5m Ready In 65m
Servings 12 muffins Calories 361.2

I’ve made these a couple different times and they have been an absolute hit – like a there-were-none-left hit. Soft and tender apples covered in a caramel glaze are the stars of this show! Haven’t tried it yet, but vanilla ice cream probably wouldn’t be a bad idea!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 baking apples, peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Stir apples, brown sugar, butter, and salt in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and syrupy, about 30 minutes. Stir in walnuts.
  2. 2 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a muffin tin; divide apple mixture among muffin cups.
  3. 3 Whisk flour, brown sugar, baking powder, apple pie spice, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Make a small well in the center and set aside.
  4. 4 Combine butter, applesauce, buttermilk, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour into the well in the flour mixture. Mix until just combined; batter should be lumpy. Pour batter over apple mixture in the muffin cups.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of each muffin. Carefully flip pan onto a serving platter; serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 361.2
  • Carbohydrate 37.5 g
  • Cholesterol 66.5 mg
  • Fat 23 g
  • Fiber 1.8 g
  • Protein 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 12.6 g
  • Sodium 256.2 mg
  • Sugar 23.3 g


  1. Dessert? Breakfast? Snack? These were so yummy they could transform into any of those! Followed as written. My apples almost started to burn at 20 minutes, so keep a close eye on them. I had a little extra batter,but others had 12 muffins good sized muffins. Yummy!