Pumpkin Apple Muffins

These muffins are not too heavy on the pumpkin flavor, but they are wonderfully moist.Pumpkin Apple Muffins


1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup butter melted
2 eggs
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and finely chopped
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, pumpkin spice, baking soda, and powder. Add the canned pumpkin, butter, eggs, and apple and mix just until blended.  Scoop into greased muffin tins.  Combine 3 Tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle over the tops of the muffins.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

Yield:  12 muffins