Friday, September 12, 2008

Cheez-It Apple Muffins!

Apples and Cheese...what a great couple! I still have about half a box of Cheez-It sitting in my kitchen so I decided to experiment. (AND Gala Apples were on sale at Safeway!) These turned out really yummy with a hint of sweet and savory. I guess there's a lot you can do with Cheez-It huh? I still have these 2 apples left so I'm thinking maybe mini Apple Pies? We'll see...

Ingredients: (6 muffins)

1½ Cheez-It Crackers, crushed in food processor
1 tsp baking powder
½ c Cheddar cheese, shredded
½ tsp salt
1 egg
½ c milk
1 c (1 medium) apple, cored and grated
1 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp butter, softened


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.

2. Combine sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Stir in egg. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

3. Stir in flour mixture just until moistened. Gently stir in apple and cheese. Spoon into greased or paper-lined muffin pans.

4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes; remove from pans.

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