Cider-Glazed Mini Apple Muffins

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1/4 C Walnuts
1/2 Apple
1 C Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Salt
3 Tbs Butter
1/4 C packed Brown sugar
2 Tbs unpasteurized Apple cider
1 large Egg

For cider glaze:
2 C unpasteurized Apple cider
2 Tbs granulated Sugar


Preheat oven to 400°F and grease twelve 1/8-cup mini-muffin cups (about 1 3/4 inches across top and 3/4 inch deep).

Lightly toast walnuts and chop fine. Core and peel apple and cut into 1/4-inch dice.

In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a saucepan, melt butter and stir in brown sugar. Remove pan from heat. Whisk cider and egg into butter mixture until smooth and add to flour mixture, stirring until combined well. Stir in walnuts and apple. Divide batter among muffin cups and bake 15 minutes, or until golden.

For glaze: In a 2-quart saucepan boil cider 15 minutes, or until reduced to about 1/2 cup, and pour through a sieve lined with 4 layers of cheesecloth to remove sediment. Return cider to cleaned pan and add sugar. Simmer mixture, stirring, until syrupy, about 5 minutes. While muffins are still warm, with a wooden pick make several holes in top of each muffin. Brush warm glaze over muffins several times until absorbed.

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