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Cranberry Surprise Muffins

 Cranberry Surprise Muffins
This recipe has been in my family since 1943, so these muffins have been enjoyed during the holidays for many years. The “surprise” is a dollop of cranberry sauce in the center. We like to eat them warm, fresh from the oven.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup jellied cranberry sauce


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In
  • another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and butter. Stir into dry
  • ingredients just until moistened.
  • Fill 12 greased muffin cups one-fourth full. Drop a rounded
  • tablespoonful of cranberry sauce into each cup. Top with remaining
  • batter.
  • Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until muffin tops spring back
  • when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to
  • a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: These muffins are best served the day they're made.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 176 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.