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       Title: Apple-Cheddar Muffins
  Categories: Cheese/eggs, Fruits, Muffins
       Yield: 4 servings
     1/2 c  Shortening                          1 c  Apples; Finely Chopped
     1/2 c  Sugar; Granulated                 2/3 c  Cheddar; Sharp Coarse Grate
       2 ea Eggs; Lg                          1/2 c  Pecans; Chopped
   1 1/2 c  Unbleached Flour                  3/4 c  Milk
       1 ts Baking Soda                         1 x  Apple Slices; *
       1 ts Baking Powder                       1 x  Butter; Melted
     1/2 ts Salt                                1 x  Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture
     3/4 c  Oats; Quick Cooking            
   *   You should have 12 to 15 thin slices of unpeeled red apple for this
   Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Cream the shortening and sugar
   together and add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
   addition.  Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a
   mixing bowl, mix lightly.  Gradually stir the flour mixture into the
   shortening mixture.  In this order, add the oats cheddar and pecans,
   mixing well after each addition.  Gradually add the milk, stirring until
   all the ingredients are just moistened.  Grease the muffin pans and fill
   each cup 2/3rds full of batter.  Dip the apple slices in the melted butter
   and then into the cinnamon-sugar.  Press 1 apple slice into the top of
   each muffin.  Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon-sugar and bake for 25 minutes
   in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.