Apple and Honey Rosh Hashanah Muffins

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  • Cooking and Prep: 45 m
  • Serves: 48
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At our house, Rosh Hashanah cannot happen without honey muffins. At least, that’s the way my kids see it. It’s a family project, and by now, a family tradition, too. This recipe was given to me by a relative in Israel who bakes them all the time and claims that no matter how many batches she bakes, there are never enough. She’s absolutely right. We once baked a quadruple batch of these (sans the apples) for a bake sale on our block and we were left without a crumb!

Ingredients (13)

Apple filling

Batter

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Prepare the Muffins

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over a medium-low flame. Add apples, sugar, and cinnamon; cook until apples are fragrant and soften a bit, about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. 
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, on medium speed, combine tea, sugar, oil, honey, and eggs. Mix until smooth. Reduce speed; gradually add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed. 
  4. Fill each muffin cup halfway with batter. (I like to use a cupcake pen for this; I find it very helpful.) Top with a teaspoon of prepared apples.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out almost dry with some moist crumbs attached.
Note:

The apples are optional; I find that some children prefer the muffins plain. We add the apples for Rosh Hashanah (very loudly singing, "Dip the apple in the hoooonneeeeyyy" as we do so) but throughout the year, we bake them plain.

Tip:

I recently discovered an amazing gadget called “The Cupcake (or Muffin) Pen.” It really removes the whole messy aspect of filling cupcake pans with batter. Look for it in specialty equipment stores.

About

Reproduced from Our Table by Renee Muller, with permission from the copyright holders ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications, LTD. Click here for more great recipes and tips from Renee's Table.



  • Vic Hoch

    Posted by viclic |2020-09-26 19:52:42
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  • Vic Hoch

    I made these for Rosh Hashana picnic and they came out great. I used whatever many different apples I had at home. Also I divided the recipe in 3 to make only 16 muffins. :)
    Posted by viclic |2020-09-26 19:53:36
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  • Esther

    Honey cake muffins. Can you use coffee instead of tea in the honey fruit muffins. Thank you

    I have not made the muffins as yet, have always made my honey cake with coffee so wanted to bake the muffins also with coffee. Would it alter the taste if I did not use tea?
    Posted by [email protected] |August 10, 2019
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    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    Hi- you could try adding coffee, it might add a slight hint of coffee, but I'm sure it won't make a huge difference.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|August 12, 2019
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  • noemie w

    Amazing!

    I made it for rosh hashana, the kids loved it and asked for more!
    Posted by noemie |2018-09-12 06:02:31
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  • Frimi Levi

    Delicious!

    I made these before Rosh Hashana and they were a hit. I halved the recipe as it seemed like a lot and that was a perfect amount.
    Posted by flevi |2017-10-11 00:22:45
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    Chaia Frishman
    Great! So happy!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|October 15, 2017
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  • BATSHEVA BROWN

    tea?

    what type of tea, regular lipton?
    Posted by bat7brown |September 14, 2017
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    Chaia Frishman
    Yup. Regular like that.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|September 15, 2017
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  • Vic Hoch

    I made these for Rosh Hashana picnic and they came out great. I used whatever many different apples I had at home. Also I divided the recipe in 3 to make only 16 muffins. :)
    Posted by viclic |2020-09-26 19:53:36
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  • noemie w

    Amazing!

    I made it for rosh hashana, the kids loved it and asked for more!
    Posted by noemie |2018-09-12 06:02:31
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  • Frimi Levi

    Delicious!

    I made these before Rosh Hashana and they were a hit. I halved the recipe as it seemed like a lot and that was a perfect amount.
    Posted by flevi |2017-10-11 00:22:45
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    Chaia Frishman
    Great! So happy!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|October 15, 2017
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