Special Treat Apple Muffins

1/4 c. shortening
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. flour, sifted
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 c. finely chopped apples
1/3 c. brown sugar, packed
1/3 c. nuts, chopped

Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg, blending well. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon together. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fold in apples. Fill greased muffin pans half full and top with mixture of brown sugar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and nuts. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Makes 12.