Apple Butter Muffins

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 egg,lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup thick apple butter

Topping:
1/2 cup crushed pecans or walnuts
3 tablespoons sugar

Preparation:
In a medium bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Combine egg, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups with a round tablespoon of batter. Top each with a rounded teaspoon of apple butter and remaining batter. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 400 F. for 15-18 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to wire rack.

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