Tart Cherry Recipes - Cherry Orange Poppy Seed Muffins

Nov 30
These tasty muffins complement any meal. •        2 cups all-purpose flour •        3/4 cup granulated sugar •        1 tablespoon poppy seeds •        1 tablespoon baking powder •        1/4 teaspoon salt •        1/4 teaspoon cherry juice •        1 cup milk •        1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted •        1 egg, slightly beaten •        1/2 cup dried tart cherries •        3 tablespoons grated orange peel Combine flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add milk, melted butter and egg, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Gently stir in cherries and orange peel. Fill paper-lined muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven 18 to 22 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and serve warm or let cool completely. makes 12 muffins TIP - Tuck packages of dried tart cherries into lunch boxes. They make a great low-fat snack for kids and adults.

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