I haven't tried this Apple Muffin recipe yet. Am thinking that since apples taste great with cheddar cheese, these muffins probably would, too.
Many people swear that Granny Smith apples are best for baking, but you can bake with pretty much any red apple (except for Red Delicious) available in your grocery store. I don't know why, but Red Delicious aren't considered a great choice for baking.
1940s recipe from old Betty Crocker advertising
Sift together into bowl:
2 cups sifted flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 well-beaten egg
1 cup milk (use whole or 2% for best results)
1/4 cup shortening, melted and cooled
Stir just enough to mix the ingredients.
Carefully fold in:
1 cup sliced apples that have been sweetened with 1/4 cup sugar
Pour into well greased muffin pan. Fill each cup 2/3 full.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes in a moderately hot oven (400°F).
Serve piping hot. Makes 12 medium-sized muffins.
I want this 1950s apple shaped cookie jar. Alas, by the time I found it online, it had already been sold.