I have read hundreds of recipes and carefully thought about my level of desire to make each one. Sometimes, the very name of a recipe makes me cringe and wonder who would actually comsume something so horrible. Other times, I luck out and find one great idea after another.
Today's recipe idea is one of those happy finds. I changed some of the ingredients to make it more to my liking. The original recipe called for a bagel. I read the word bagel...I wrote the word bagel...but, I used an English muffin...probably because I had just bought a package of them to use for another new recipe...I did not even realize I had made a mistake until after I had eaten the whole thing and began typing my notes...
The English muffin tasted wonderful, however, and I actually think the softer texture of the muffin makes for a better base than the bagel would have. On another note, the apple I had on hand was starting to shrivel...so, I peeled the skin...otherwise, peeling is not necessary. This recipe is a great way to use up the last bit of cream cheese, older fruit, the end of a bag of brown sugar...just use your imagination. Apple English Muffin is a terrific change of pace for breakfast; additional toppings listed below.
Broiled Apple English Muffin
2 English muffins, split
3 T cream cheese, softened
1/4 apple, chopped
Golden raisins, (regular raisins may be substituted)
1 T brown sugar
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
Spread cream cheese on split English muffin halves. Top with chopped apple and a few raisins. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle on top of apple. Place prepared muffin halves on baking sheet. Broil 6-8 inches from heat, 2-3 minutes. WATCH carefully, and do not let sugar burn. Serves 2.
Addtional toppings: chopped nuts, dried cranberries, grated orange peel