Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins Recipe

submitted by reader Cheri Marcovitch of Santa Clarita, CA


2/3 cup solid vegetable shortening
2 2/3 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup applesauce, any style
1 cup pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
2/3 cup apple juice
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon mace
1 cup finely chopped walnuts



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the cups of muffin tins. Cream together the shortening and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time. Stir in the applesauce and pumpkin until well mixed. Next add the apple juice, flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Donít over mix. When just smooth, add the salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and mace. Stir in the walnuts. Pour into the prepared muffin tins. Bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Yield: 24 muffins

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