Apple-Cheddar Muffins

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Title: Apple-Cheddar Muffins
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Bread, Cheese, Fruits, Quickbreads


1/2 c Shortening
1/2 c Sugar; Granulated
2 Eggs; Lg
1 1/2 c Unbleached Flour
1 ts Baking Soda
1 ts 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
Apple Slices; *
Butter; Melted
Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture

* You should have 12 to 15 thin slices of unpeeled red apple for this

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.