Popular & practical recipes anyone can cook...

Spiced apple & cranberry midnight muffins

Spiced apple & cranberry midnight muffins

With Christmas fast approaching what better way to prepare a quick and easy dinner than using the UK's number one cream cheese, Philadelphia.

  • Preparation: 15 mins
  • Cooking: 25 mins
  • Serves: 9

What you need:

  • 150 g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 35 g caster sugar
  • 100 mls semi-skimmed milk
  • 50 g butter, melted
  • 100 g dried cranberries
  • 1 medium Bramley apple
  • 150 g Philadelphia Light
  • 25 g icing sugar

What you do:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C, gas 4 and line a muffin tin with paper cases. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl. peel, core and cut the apple into approx 2cm pieces.
  2. Mix together the egg, sugar, milk and butter. Fold in the dry ingredients, apple and cranberries. Divide mixture between the cup cases and pop into the oven for 20 - 25 minutes until golden.
  3. Beat together the Philly and icing sugar. use to top the muffins once they have cooled slightly and dust with a little extra cinnamon.

Cook's tip:

Don't be tempted to over stir the mixture or the muffins will become heavy.

This page can be found at:

A short link can also be used: http://bit.ly/SQKoLd

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the UK’s number one cream cheese which can be used for quick and easy guilt-free recipes.

More from Philadelphia

Turkey pasta carbonara

Turkey pasta carbonara

The perfect way to use up your turkey leftovers in this pasta carbonara

Creamy bacon & mushroom pasta

Creamy bacon & mushroom pasta

What a delicious, easy pasta dish. Sure to be a real family-pleaser!

Philly cheesecake brownies

Philly cheesecake brownies

Having some friends round for a gossip? These will go down a treat!

Popular in muffin recipes

Raspberry muffins

Raspberry muffins

When it comes to cakes, very little beats a moist, soft, light, fruity muffin and these raspberry versions are no exception

Berry muffins

Berry muffins

These delicious, fruity berry mini muffins are perfect for lunchbox snacks and simple enough to bake with the kids.

Breakfast muffins

Breakfast muffins

Sweet, delicious breakfast muffins will certainly get your morning off to a good start!

New on Secret Sauce

  • Chocolate dipped strawberries Chocolate dipped strawberries
    Viva strawberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven and make a delicious treat and a healthier alternative to a bar of chocolate.
    15th Mar 2015 at 1:55pm in cakes & desserts
  • Fenland celery, herb & bacon parcels
    Fenland celery tastes delicious when roasted. Cooking it in little parcels keeps all the flavours and lovely juices in. Try this easy recipe for family suppers, children love anything wrapped up!
    15th Mar 2015 at 1:55pm in meat & poultry
  • Strawberry & almond macaroons
    Macaroons are the perfect dessert to follow a romantic dinner - the perfect treat!
    10th Feb 2015 at 8:41pm in cakes & desserts

Food poll

Do you buy organic food?

Mint & vanilla cheesecake

A delicious minty cheesecake made with After Eight, the nation's favourite after dinner mint. Perfect for a dinner party or a tasty treat! Mint & vanilla cheesecake recipe

Cookery books on Amazon

Zombie Cupcakes

Zombie Cupcakes

Zilly Rosen

The cupcake craze shows no signs of dying, as the invasion of cupcake bars spreads across the planet and Martha Stewart releases her own addition to the many cupcake books being...