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Upside-Down Caramel Apple Muffins


Ingredients

Apple Base:

3 baking apples, peeled and sliced

3 baking apples, peeled and sliced

½ cup packed brown sugar

½ cup packed brown sugar

½ cup butter

½ cup butter

1 pinch salt

1 pinch salt

½ cup chopped walnuts

½ cup chopped walnuts

Batter:

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup packed brown sugar

½ cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

¾ teaspoon apple pie spice

¾ teaspoon apple pie spice

¼ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon baking soda

⅛ teaspoon salt

⅛ teaspoon salt

¾ cup butter, melted

¾ cup butter, melted

¾ cup applesauce

¾ cup applesauce

3 tablespoons buttermilk

3 tablespoons buttermilk

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 egg, lightly beaten

¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

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.

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.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a muffin tin; divide apple mixture among muffin cups.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a muffin tin; divide apple mixture among muffin cups.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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