This recipe for äppelformar comes from The Cooking of Scandinavia, part of the Time-Life cookbook series. These little pastry muffins filled with applesauce are like a cross between apple pie and apple cake. They are perfect for a sweet breakfast or an afternoon snack. I like to serve them warm, fresh from the oven.
- 5 Tbsp butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1½ cups flour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 1½ cups applesauce
- To make the muffin dough, cream the butter and the sugar.
- Add the egg and mix the batter well.
- Add the flour and the baking powder to the batter and blend it into a dough using your fingertips.
- Cover the dough ball with plastic wrap and let it chill for at least one hour.
- Reserve ⅓ of the chilled dough, wrap it and place it in the refrigerator.
- Divide the remaining dough into 12 balls.
- Place each ball into a lightly-greased muffin tin (2 - 2½ inches in diameter) and press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the tin. The dough should be about ¼-inch thick.
- Fill the dough-lined muffin tins with 1-2 tablespoons of applesauce.
- Roll out the remaining chilled dough and cut out 12 circles that match the diameter of the muffin tins.
- Place the dough circles on top of the filled muffin cups and press the tops and the edges together until they are completely sealed.
- Bake the muffins at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until they are light golden brown.
- Loosen the muffins with a knife and let them cool in the tins.
Recipe source: The Cooking of Scandinavia