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Laura is asking: (3 answers)
I'm attempting to make apple cinnamon muffins; how do you shred apples? And any recommendations on what kind of apple I should use?

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Last updated: Feb. 2, 2013 8:09 am
Posted: Feb. 2, 2013 6:19 am
 
Answered by: Randy
Feb. 2, 2013 6:31 am
shred apples on a cheese grater. as for apple brand....somthing good for baking; granny smith,paula red, cortland...to name a few. good luck!
 
Answered by: Benjengoneagain
Feb. 2, 2013 6:37 am
I would probably peel then grate the apple. Type doesn't matter as much as your preference on sweetness. Firm apples are probably better - macintosh's might mush too easily (depending on what you want I guess). A tart apple might be a nice contrast to a sweeter muffin base - sometimes too sweet apples with a sweet recipe is just too much! Those are my thoughts...
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Lela
Feb. 2, 2013 6:58 am
Hello, Laura! I have a salad shooter. It is so easy to use for shredding. So much faster than using a cheese grater.http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=salad+shooter
 
Answered by: RedApple
Feb. 2, 2013 7:13 am
I too would go with a tarte tasting apple like Granny Smith or Empire. However, I would not peel it. When baked apple skins soften right up. If you are grating the apple the pieces will be so tiny and minute you will never notice them BUT you will get the added benefits from the nutrients in the skin and save your self the hassle of that step.
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keeker
Feb. 2, 2013 7:34 am
Hi, Laura. An inexpensive box grater is the too you might want to use. A cheese grater usually grates things more finely than you'd want for this recipe. If you don't have a box grater, then a few quick pulses in a food processor should do the trick, or you could dice the apple finely with a sharp knife. You're not looking for applesauce here, but little bitty chunks of apple that will be just barely noticeable in the muffin.
 
Feb. 2, 2013 8:09 am
Cheese grater or even a small food processor.
 
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