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Pumpkin Surprise Muffins Recipe

Filled with cream cheese and apricot preserves, these almond-topped pumpkin muffins are heavenly. —Elizabeth Blondefield, San Jose, California

Test Kitchen Approved

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min.
Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons apricot preserves, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cut into 12 cubes
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and ginger. In another bowl, beat the eggs, pumpkin, sour cream, butter and 3 tablespoons preserves. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Buffalo Meat

Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full. Place a cream cheese cube and 3/4 teaspoon of preserves in each. Top with remaining batter. Sprinkle with almonds and remaining sugar. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 271 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein .

Originally published as Pumpkin Surprise Muffins in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p15 Halal meat

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