Apple Allspice Muffins

makes 12

For Crumb Topping

2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 cup all purpose flour

For Muffins

3 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon allspice
8 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 cups peeled, shredded apples


Preheat oven to 375ยบ.  Grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin with liners.  For the topping, mix all ingredients in small bowl with a fork  until combined; set aside.

For the muffins, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and all spice in a medium-size bowl; set aside. In a medium-sized bowl, cream butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about three minutes.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.

Beat in one third of the dry ingredients, then add one-third of the sour cream. Alternating between dry ingredients and sour cream, repeat until all ingredients have been incorporated.  Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in the diced apples. 

Evenly divide batter into the muffin-tin cups.  Sprinkle tops evenly with the crumb topping.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean.