Preheat oven to 425 F
Gently boil apples in apple juice in covered pan for 1 minute. Let cool
in liquid. Sift together dry ingredients. Combine milk, beaten egg and
melted butter. Add flour mixture to liquid and stir just enough to
moisten dry ingredients. Do not beat. Fill muffin cups half full.
Drain apple rings. Cut each in half and coat with 3 tablespoons sugar
and cinnamon mixture. Place 3 halves on top of each muffin, inserting
the inside edge into muffin batter.
Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until brown. Makes 12 small or 8 medium size muffins.