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White chocolate and apple crumble muffins

The recipe for these apple crumble muffins with white chocolate in the filling is the most requested by my family and friends!
Course Brunch, Dessert, Snack, Sweet
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword apple, crumble, muffins
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 11 -12
Calories 307 kcal
Author The Hungry Bites


For the dough:

  • 1 3/4 cups (230 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 stick (125 grams) butter, soft
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) white sugar
  • 1 egg yolk plus 1 tablespoon egg white

For the filling:

  • 2 large apples, peeled and cored .
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3.5 oz (100 grams) grated white chocolate


  1. Transfer all the ingredients for the dough in a bowl and mix with a fork to combine.

    Knead by hand until the dough comes together and forms a ball. You can also do that in a food processor.

    Set aside to rest.

  2. Shred the apples using a grater or a food processor and discard any juices (don’t worry, they have plenty of juice left)

    Mix shredded apples with lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and white chocolate.

  3. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with 11 cupcake liners.

  4. Divide dough into 11 equal pieces. Take a little more than half of each piece of dough and transfer into the liner, spreading it out with your hands, forming a mini tart shape.

    Fill with a heaped tablespoon of filling and crumble on top the rest of the piece of dough. Continue with the rest of the muffins.

  5. Bake for about 25 minutes or until muffins are golden brown on top. Transfer to a rack to cool. Sprinkle with icing sugar and cinnamon just before serving.

  6. Eat!

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes 11 muffins. If you make them a bit smaller you’ll probably be able to make 12.
If you double the recipe, use one large whole egg.