Mini Maraschino Cherry Muffins

A sweet cherry glaze brings out the best of an almond and cherry muffin.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Muffins

1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2
cup milk
1
egg
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup chopped well-drained maraschino cherries
1/4
cup chopped blanched almonds

Cherry Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
3
to 4 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Grease bottoms only of 24 miniature (1 3/4x1-inch) muffin cups or 12 regular-size muffin cups with shortening or cooking spray, or line with paper baking cups.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat granulated sugar, butter, milk and egg with fork or wire whisk until well blended. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt just until flour is moistened. Fold in cherries and almonds. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (cups will be full).
  • 3 Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Immediately remove muffins from pan to cooling rack. Drizzle glaze over warm muffins. Serve warm if desired.

Expert Tips

End up with empty cups in your muffin pan? If you've greased them, fill the empty ones half full with water. It keeps the grease from burning and all the cups will bake more evenly.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Muffin
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.