Dried Cherry Muffins

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 muffins

Updated: Oct. 01, 2022
Try this luscious muffin that stars sweet-tart dried cherries for breakfast or brunch, suggests Sandra Wagner of Chicago, Illinois.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 184 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate, 1g fiber), 4g protein.