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    Cheery Cherry Muffins

    Cheery Cherry Muffins. Photo by HeatherFeather

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    Total Time:

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    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    HeatherFeather's Note:

    We were very lucky to have once had a home with a cherry tree that produced an abundance of fresh baking cherries. I used to make these muffins a lot when I had fresh cherries on hand, and I kept bags of them in the freezer pre-measured for this recipe. These are not sweet eating cherries - these are baking cherries. The original recipe came from a flyer from the Cherry Marketing Institute.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      While cherries are still frozen, cut them into halves, then set aside to thaw and drain in a mesh colander over a bowl.
    2. 2
      Cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer.
    3. 3
      Add eggs, almond extract, and vanilla and beat well.
    4. 4
      Crush 1/2 cup of the thawed cherries with a fork; add the mashed cherries to the batter.
    5. 5
      Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
    6. 6
      Fold half of the flour mixture into the butter mixture using a spatula; do not overmix.
    7. 7
      Add half of the cream or milk, mixing just enough to combine.
    8. 8
      Add remaining flour, then remaining milk; again avoid overmixing.
    9. 9
      Fold in the remaining cherry halves.
    10. 10
      Fill 12 paper-lined muffin tins with batter.
    11. 11
      If desired, you may sprinkle the muffins with some extra sugar.
    12. 12
      Bake in a preheated 375 F oven until golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 20, 2002

      55

      Yummy muffin recipe. I bought frozen cherries from the supermarket, the amount was just over 2 Cups. (muffins were still full of cherries) I really liked the hint of almond flavour throughout the muffin. Next time Im going to add some chopped almonds as well. Delicious!

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    • on July 27, 2009

      55

      Yum! I made these with fresh bing cherries, but otherwise followed the recipe. I also sprinkled a little cinnamon sugar in the bottom of the muffin cups and on top. Fantastic!

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    • on November 26, 2003

      55

      This is a keeper. Easy recipe, great cherry and almond combo taste. And I agree with Evie, next time I might add chopped almonds (maybe on top).

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    Nutritional Facts for Cheery Cherry Muffins

    Serving Size: 1 (99 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 249.9
     
    Calories from Fat 89
    35%
    Total Fat 9.9 g
    15%
    Saturated Fat 5.9 g
    29%
    Cholesterol 55.0 mg
    18%
    Sodium 175.3 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 36.8 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 19.7 g
    78%
    Protein 3.8 g
    7%

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