Jordan Marsh Style Blueberry Muffins Recipe -
Jordan Marsh Style Blueberry Muffins Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Jordan Marsh Style Blueberry Muffins

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"These are delicious especially made with Maine wild blueberries. A very nice, moist muffin. You may substitute butter for some or all of the shortening if you desire."

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Original recipe makes 12 muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease 12 muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and 1 cup sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt, and stir into egg mixture alternately with the milk. Fold in blueberries. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups and sprinkle with sugar.
  3. Bake in preheat oven for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake for 30 minutes more, until golden.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 27, 2008

Before you even bite into one of these what impresses you is just how pretty they are--picture perfect! I filled my muffin cups to the top and got 12, perfectly plump and rounded muffins. I used butter rather than shortening, tho' I'm sure shortening would be just as good. I sprinkled cinnamon sugar over the batter before baking, and baked them at a constant 375 degrees. As for the taste, it was refreshing, for a change, to eat a muffin rather than a dense, sweet little cake masquerading as a muffin. Delicious and "homey" tasting. I really enjoyed them!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 13, 2003

I was so excited when I saw this recipe as I had had the Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffin recipe and lost it several years ago. I've also had the actual Jordan Marsh muffins. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. These were awful. If I were to try them again (and it's a bit "if") I would definately substitute butter or margarine for the shortening. It was all you could taste, particularly when you use it to grease the muffin tins too. I actually threw them out. No one liked them. The other Jordan Marsh recipe I had was sooo much better.

Jul 13, 2003

These Muffins were pretty good, I just hate it when people write terible reviews, and in my opinion, most of the reviews were "right on" as far as this recipe goes, so I tend to follow what those people say, and they were right, definately a good recipe to keep on hand, Thanks!!

Jul 13, 2003

I've tried a bunch of blueberry recipes off this site, and this one won the day! Others were good, but this one is the best - my husband and i couldn't stop eating them :o). I highly recommend this recipe - it is the only kind of blueberry muffin i will make from now on.

Jul 13, 2003

I just got this recipe last week and I have already made them twice. These are good, bakery style muffins. We love them!!

Aug 24, 2009

These muffins are tender, moist and full of blueberries. I'd compare them very favorably to a bakery muffin, quite sweet and with a cake-like texture. Some homemade muffins have a coarse crumb that doesn't keep very well and is best when still warm. These actually seem better when completely cool and keep ok for a day or so. I used butter instead of shortening as the recipe author suggests and didn't measure the berries, just added until it looked about right. The batter was quite stiff, I had to spoon mounds into my cupcake tin filled with foil liners and it came up above the rim of the cups quite a bit. I was worried that the batter would run over, but I think the stiff batter and the 5 minutes at 450 and then turning the temperature down to 375 for the rest of the cooking sets up the tops so they stay put. They didn't dome up really high, but they weren't flat or sunken. Definitely my new blueberry muffin recipe. And if you were wondering about the name, Jordan Marsh was a department store in New England that sold blueberry muffins with a sugar topping.

Jul 15, 2003

I made these but used half shortening half butter. They tatsted great and the recipe made exactly what they promised. I mashed the blueberries for my 4 year old and he thought they were great.

Jul 13, 2003

Excellent recipe!! Made for my hubbo then he had me make them for his place of work!! Didn't come home with even one!! Thank you for posting it!!


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  • Calories
  • 258 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 173 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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