September 22, 2014 22 | September Happy First Day of Fall! Here at Hamby Catering & Events we are counting down the minutes until Fall is officially here. We’re dreaming of cool nights for walks around the Battery, cozy sweaters, and colorful leaves underfoot. Pumpkins are starting to pop up all over town, and while it may be too early to break out your carving tools, we’re getting inspired to break out the pumpkins in our kitchen instead. Mrs. Hamby’s Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins Muffins 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1 T pumpkin pie spice 1 t baking soda ½ t salt 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup canned pumpkin ½ cup vegetable oil 2 cups peeled, finely chopped apples Streusel Topping 2 T all-purpose flour ¼ c sugar ½ t ground cinnamon 4 t butter Muffins In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. In separate bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add to dry ingredients. Stir until mixture is just moistened. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into greased muffin cups, filling ¾ full. Sprinkle Streusel Topping over batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. Streusel Topping Combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in butter with a fork or pastry blender until crumbly. Makes 18 muffins. Enjoy with a steaming mug of cider on your front porch!