- 4-1/2 teaspoons shortening
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries, halved
- In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Fold in cherries.
- Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners; fill three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 6 muffins.
Reviews forDried Cherry Muffins
"These are great! Literally 30 minutes from starting the prep until they came out of the oven, and with a small household, I always appreciate a recipe for 6, instead of 12 muffins.I used local dried cherries, which were plump and soft. If your dried fruit has turned hard, try drizzling a teaspoon of hot water over it before you make the batter."
"I made the dried cranberry variation suggested by the editors and found that the muffin cups needed to be filled half-full, not three-quarters full, for a yield of 6. They rose well, were moist and looked pretty. But, I could taste a baking soda flavor, which I didn't care for."