½cupWhole or 2% Milk at room temperature +1 TBSP for caramel drizzle
2cups Apples - peeled and diced into small cubesYour favorite sweet apple (Honeycrisp, Fuji)
19Soft Caramel Candies
Preheat your oven to 400F. Use cooking spray or use muffin pan liners for each muffin. Set aside.
In a bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder, baking soda, apple pie spice and salt. Set aside.
Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, you want to cream together the butter and sugar until combined and fluffy, do not over mix.
Add in your eggs, one at time, mixing the batter between each. Then add in your yogurt, and milk, mix until combined.
Mix in your flour mixture until completely and evenly combined. It will be a thick batter.
Hand stir in your chopped apples.
Fill your muffin pan up to the top with the batter. Unwrap your caramel candies and stick one in the middle of each muffin. If you want to, you move the batter over the caramel to cover it up, but it's not necessary.
Bake at 400F for 5 minutes. Do not open the oven door, with the muffins still baking, lower the oven temperature to 350F and bake for another 18-20 minutes until a tooth pick comes out clean. Make sure to test the muffin, and not go directly into the melted caramel in the middle.
While your muffins cool, you can make the caramel drizzle. In a sauce pan over low heat, add in 7 unwrapped caramel candies and let them slowly melt. Add in 1 TSBP of milk. Continue to stir until melted. Remove from the heat and drizzle over your muffins immediately. If the caramel drizzle hardens up before you finish drizzling, re-heat until back to the correct drizzle consistency.
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