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Dried Cherry Muffins

Dried Cherry Muffins

"Try this luscious muffin that stars sweet-tart dried cherries for breakfast or brunch, suggests Sandra Wagner of Chicago, Illinois."
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30 m servings
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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. In a small mixing bowl, beat shortening and sugar. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in cherries.
  2. Coat muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper liners; fill three-fourths full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One muffin equals 184 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 226 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Very good muffins! I did alter the recipe some based on the ingredients I had available - skim milk instead of buttermilk, whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose, and butter instead of shorte...

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These are very good!!! My mother in law sent over a bag of dried cherries and i had no idea what to use them for. I am glad i found this recipe! I did however add more of the cherries than calle...

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Very good muffins! I did alter the recipe some based on the ingredients I had available - skim milk instead of buttermilk, whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose, and butter instead of shorte...

After reading through the reviews, I did the following: doubled the recipe, added 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp almond extract, used skim milk instead of buttermilk, butter instead of shortening, and...

I found a buttermilk substitute which I will use for this recipe. Others may want to try it when they don't have it on hand. 1. Place a Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid mea...

These are DELICIOUS!!! The simplicity of the batter allows the cherries to shine! I did double the recipe, because I wanted 12 regular-sized muffins, and added extra cherries ... instead of su...

These were really good - I doubled the recipe, added 1 tsp each of vanilla and cherry extract, and added extra cherries. I will definitely make them again!

OK - as written these would be bland. I doubled the recipe, added 1 tsp each almond and cherry extracts, and gave it a chance. Very good muffins and I enjoyed the different flavor. Froze wel...

This recipe generated BEAUTIFUL muffins but an unecessarily small amount. I got only six from this, I will x4 this recipe next time IT'S SO GOOD.

I quadrupled the recipe, added at least a teaspoonful of almond and vanilla extract, and used butter instead of shortening. They turned out great, but I probably would add more dried berries nex...

Excellent recipe! I plan on using the batter with other dried fruit or with a little pumpkin or other spices mixed in the future because it worked so well. The cherries were delicious, plumped...

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