Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

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  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total: 45 min
  • Serving: 18

Cranberry Muffins are full of plump, tangy cranberries and served with a hot cranberry topping. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberries, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped
  • Topping: 1, 8 ounce can whole cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup margarine

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup and 6 cup muffin tin.
  2. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, orange zest, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger.
  3. Cut in shortening; stir in juice, vanilla, eggs, cranberries and nuts. Pour into muffin cups and bake for 25 minutes or until brown.
  4. Prepare the topping: In a saucepan whisk together cranberry sauce, brown sugar and margarine. Cook over low heat until heated and smooth. Remove from heat and serve as a spread for the muffins.

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