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Cute Cranberry Tangerine Muffins Recipe
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Cute Cranberry Tangerine Muffins

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"When my dad brought home a bag of cute little tangerines, I needed a way to use them up quickly, so I composed this yummy, crumbly muffin recipe filled with loads of tangerine sweetness and just enough cranberry tartness!"

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  2. Simmer dried cranberries and tangerine juice in a small saucepan over medium heat; remove pan from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Mix butter, tangerine zest, and 1 cup sugar in a separate large bowl, using an electric mixer, until mixture is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl and beat eggs into butter mixture, one at a time, until thoroughly combined.
  4. Gently fold flour mixture into the butter mixture, alternating with milk in two additions, until batter is just mixed. Fold cranberries and juice into batter. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups and top with 1 teaspoon sugar.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until muffins are golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • 2 small tangerines yield about 1/4 cup juice. 2 tablespoons tangerine zest is about 1 tangerine, zested.

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Feb 09, 2013

This is a great recipe. I didn't do anything with the "basics" meaning the flour, sugar, baking powder...however, I didn't have tangerines but had a few blood oranges left that I wanted to use up. I microwaved the cranberries and juice for about 90 seconds instead of simmering on the stove and then let them cool. After everything was mixed in I on a whim threw in about 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips and omitted the sugar sprinkle on top. Theses are amazing, just a little sweet and probably because I added the chocolate. Next time I would go with 3/4 cup sugar. Just as an afterthought...I might also reduce the temp to 350 for myself. 375 browned them quite quickly and the inside wasn't quite ready.

Dec 13, 2013

What a great tasting , simple recipe. I used fresh whole cranberries, simm ered in the tangerine juice. Also adding 1/4 tsp of rum extract to the batter. Lastly, for a crispy top, before baking, I sprinkled raw sugar over the tops.


8 Ratings

Aug 11, 2013

Raves at a potluck brunch! I substituted orange juice and was fabulous!

Jan 17, 2015

These are absolutely delicious! Used orange juice (hand squeezed) and it was fine. 375 degrees for 25 minutes worked fine for me.

Dec 21, 2014

My son brought us a crate of tangarines yesterday, looked up recipes and found this, will make some tomorrow and let you know how I get on. Cheers Stevie and all reviews for giving me inspiration. Dang, don't have dried cranberries, can I use frozen ones, or raisins?

Jun 04, 2014

Delicious! I will be making these again for sure. I made 2 small changes, I didn't have any fresh tangerines so I used orange juice and orange extract in place of the tangerine juice and zest. Aside from that I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great.

Oct 11, 2013

What a happy accident - bought ruby grapefruit instead but decided to use it anyway. boiled the juice down w/honey to taste which will tone down the bitter bite. Use only the berries in the batter & keep the reduce juice as a syrup when serving instead of sugaring the muffin top. added some crushed pecan nuts - optional. Great basic recipe. simple & delicious. I especially liked boiling down the dried berries with the juice. Nice touch - a big thanks of appreciation for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 260 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

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

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