Apple Pie Muffins

2 tablespoons dark rum

1 can (21 oz.) apple pie filling
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 c. flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1/8 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

1/4 cup raisins

TOPPING:

1/2 c. brown sugar
3 tbsp. sugar
1/4 c. butter
3 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. nuts, chopped

 

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

 

Pour rum into a small bowl and add raisins. Allow to soak while preparing the muffins.

 

To make muffins, whisk together sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Fold in apple pie filling. In a medium bowl, combine flour, spices, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Fold into apple mixture. Drain raisins and fold them in along with the nuts, if using. Fill muffin tins two thirds full.

Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.

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