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Christmas Countdown- Christmas Morning Cranberry Muffins

Merry Christmas! Nothing says Christmas morning like a tasty baked good. When I saw the title of this recipe I knew I had to try it, especially because I have been on a cranberry kick these days. These muffins are in one of my most used cookbooks, Muffin Mania. If you don’t have one, I suggest you try and get your hands on one, it’s the best muffin cookbook around!

Six Christmas Morning Cranberry Muffins on a red plate with a Christmas plant in the background

Christmas Morning Cranberry Muffins (adapted from Muffin Mania)

1 cup cranberries
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp all spice
1 beaten egg
1/2 tsp grated orange peel
3/4 cup orange juice
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine

Coarsely chop cranberries. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar and set aside. Sift together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, all spice and make a well in the centre.

Combine egg, orange peel, orange juice and melted butter. Add all at once to the flour mixture stirring to moisten. Fold in cranberry mixture. Bake in greased muffin pan at 375 for 15-20 minutes.

Close up of Christmas Morning Muffins

We hope that you have a wonderful Christmas Day filled with lots of love and good food. Happy Christmas!

Caroline & Claire

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TWD – Cran-Apple Crisps

It seems like forever since I have posted a Tuesdays with Dorie recipe but I’m glad to be back! To be honest, some weeks it is hard to bring myself to make something I know will go to waste because my friend/family base here in Ottawa is just a bit too small! Plus, there have been the weeks where I am lacking a tool required to make the treat!

So even though I have yet to get the food processor (well actually, it is at home waiting for me open it up on Christmas day, Thanks mum!), I sucked it up and whipped up 1/2 a batch of this festive fall dessert for me and the bf. Oddly enough, I have never made a crisp before but I loved this and was happy to find out how easy crisps are! I loved the coconut in the topping and I think I will experiment with other fruit in combo with the apples. Maybe some raspberries? Or some caramels like Anne Strawberry!

You can head on over to The Repressed Pastry Chef for this weeks recipe. I omitted the dried cranberries but I’m sure that would taste yummy too!  Thanks to Em for choosing this recipe. My apologies for the sub-par aesthetics:)