Apple Pie Sour Cream Muffins

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
These Apple Pie Sour Cream Muffins are the perfect breakfast muffin or brunch for family and friends and we assure you they will love these for breakfast with coffee, with milk as a snack any time of the day.

Maybe you're in a hurry and off to work, these muffins are a quick sweet treat and travel perfectly for road trips, packed in school lunches and so much more.

I just love the smell of these baking and everyone loves them because they taste like apple pie in a muffin.

The aroma lingers long after they are baked and really shouts fall.

These are the easiest most simple made from scratch recipe that is a no-fail every time.

Apples, cinnamon, and sour cream make these over-the-top tender in texture and remind you of apple pie in flavor.

These muffins are great warm with butter or a cold and nice addition to fall recipes along with apple pies, apple cider, apple scones, apple donuts, and even apple stuffing to use up those harvested apples.

apple pie topped muffins

apple pie muffin

Fall and Apple Season

What better way to start off your day than with a freshly baked apple pie-topped muffin?

Well, a great cup of coffee, cocoa, or a big glass of milk will be a great addition to them.

They're perfect for school lunches, packed up for a car travel day with the family, and the best snack when you get home from work!

The topping is so yummy! I love to make some cinnamon-warmed homemade apple cider.

batter for apple pie muffins

Apples We Like

  1. Mcintosh
  2. Cortland
  3. Rome
  4. Honey Crisps
  5. Granny Smith

Use any kind of cooking apples you like, I prefer a tart one over the sweeter kinds and most of the time use Cortland or Mcintosh, as the sugar enhances the flavors and they're softer in texture as they cook.

apple sour cream muffins with chopped apples

Other Topping Suggestions

  • use any pie filling you would like
  • substitute fresh peaches or pears for apples
  • strawberries and raspberries are also a good substitute
  • mango diced
  • papaya diced and fresh cranberries can also be used

ingredients for apple pie topped muffins

Tools You Will Need for Apple Sour Cream Muffins

  • muffin tin
  • bowls
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • ice cream scoop
  • paper liners
  • knife
  • apple corer

flour and wet mixture for apple pie muffins

Shopping List the measurements are in the printable recipe card at the end of this post

  • sour cream
  • eggs
  • white sugar
  • butter softened
  • pure vanilla extract
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • flour
  • Topping:
  • apples pared cored and diced McIntosh, Rome, Cortland
  • cinnamon or more to taste
  • brown sugar
  • Optional: walnuts, raisins

apple sour cream muffins


  • Do not overmix the batter
  • soften the butter
  • store muffins in the refrigerator in airtight containers
  • these are delicious apple butter, regular butter, honey, and jams
  • if you decide to use paper liners I give them a quick spray of cooking oil so they don't stick to the paper or you can bake them in muffin tins, pop them out, then place them into the paper linings for presentation purposes

batter for sour cream apple topped muffins in a tin

More Apple Recipes

Apple Crumb Cake
Pork Chop with Apple Stuffing
Country Apples
Apple Fried Donuts

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Made From Scratch

There is nothing better than waking up to homemade apple pie sour cream muffins from scratch and the smell through the house is so comforting.

I love that cinnamon, especially when that first smell hits you with that first aroma of freshly perked coffee brewing in the morning.

So what are you waiting for?

Let's bake some fresh apple-topped muffins from scratch together they are so delicious!

Apple Pie Sour Cream Muffins recipe card

Apple Pie Sour Cream Muffins

Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 12 Mtotal time: 22 M
Easy Homemade Apple Pie Sour Cream muffins with an apple pie topping, perfect for the first harvest during the fall season. They smell fabulous and taste even better!


  • Batter:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup butter) softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Topping:
  • 1 or more large apples pared cored and diced McIntosh, granny smith or Cortland
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • Dot with a little butter on each one
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, raisins, or a mixture added to the apple


How to cook Apple Pie Sour Cream Muffins

  1. In a large mixing bowl, place all wet ingredients in the bowl. 
  2. Slowly add all the dry and mix with wet ingredients until a thick batter is evenly blended.
  3. Do not over mix the batter.
  4. Place batter in a lined cupcake tin or use the liners after as stated in my tips ( I use an ice cream scoop) and put 1 teaspoon of apple topping on each muffin, 
  5. Dot with the butter. 
  6. Bake in 350 preheated hot oven until brown around 25 minutes. Makes around 12.
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Try Some Of Our Other Favorite Recipes

Mango Muffins
Bing Cherry Muffins
Mom's Blueberry Muffins
Cake Mix Apple Sour Cream Cake

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2016. It was edited and re-published in 2019.


  1. These apple pie muffins look so delicious and I'll bet your kitchen smelled awesome Claudia!

  2. Any recipe title that starts with apple pie catches my attention! These sound amazing, Claudia!!!

  3. Claudia, I love your new blog clean, organized, and easy to navigate. Your photos are spectacular, and I adore your Apple Pie Muffins. A must make for sure. Glad that your not lacking with the proper ingredients, such as sour cream and regular cane sugar. Will also pin it on my 'muffin board' on my Pinterest!

  4. Apples, cinnamon, muffins, it all works for me! Yum!!!

  5. I find the recipe very frustrating.....does the butter go in the batter? Or is it just for on top? Not clear to me.

    1. the stick of butter goes into the batter. The you will dot the tops with a little bits of butter, around 1/4 teaspoon full


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