Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins


I saw this recipe on a forum that I am a member, and it was originally made with raspberries, but for some reason cranberries popped into my mind and sounded really good with this recipe. And I was right. I had some cranberries in the freezer and this was a perfect way to use them. But, I really didn't realize that cranberries would float in batter! I love these and have eaten 1 every morning for breakfast. I like the tartness of the cranberries with the cream cheese and sweetness of the muffin. The hubby does not like cranberries, but liked the muffin and thought they would be good with blueberries. I bet they would!


Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins

3 ounces cream cheese
3 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 c. milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
6 Tbsp. butter
2 c. flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. cranberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease the muffin tins or line with paper cups. In a small bowl, beat together until smooth the cream cheese with one egg, 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla and set aside.

In a saucepan, combine the milk, butter, and one tsp vanilla. Stir over medium heat until the butter melts. Cool until warm to the touch, then beat in the remaining two eggs. In large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar. Add the milk mixture and stir just to blend. Fold in the cranberries. Divide the batter equally among the muffin cups. Spoon about 2 tsp cream cheese mixture on top of each muffin. Pull knife through each top to swirl slightly. Bake about 20 minutes or until top springs bake when lightly touched.

16 comments:

Deborah said...

My husband doesn't like cranberries either. Just means more for me!

CB said...

oh wow. Those sound amazing. Do you think they'd be good with strawberries too?
/Clara

Megan said...

Yeah, my husband thinks cranberries are only good for one thing - sauce to go with the turkey. But an orange muffin? That's something he would like!

chou said...

My husband, too, dislikes cranberries, but a recent foray into cranberry zucchini muffins (Martha Stewart) has him rethinking his position.

stephchows said...

We had a great cranberry muffin in Ithaca at this cute little shop... I'll totally have to make these!!

PS your package arrived at my boyfriends last night, he called me up to taunt me about opening it hahaha. I'm going to meet him at lunch today so I can open it!! Woohooo!! :)

Maria said...

I love cranberries! Your muffins look great. Love the color!

Gabi said...

My hubbie loves cranberries in any form and cream cheese- he'll be so happy when I make these for him :)

Bryan,Charlotte, and Taylor said...

Umm.. those look great! I love muffins, they are my favs! I am going to try some tonight with strawberries! I'll let you know how they turn out! Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!

Bunny said...

Good idea April! Who can resist cream cheese with anything!

Katherine Aucoin said...

You had me at cream cheese. April, the cranberries sound great and would make me feel better about the cream cheese. I bet several kinds of berries would work with this too.

Lisa said...

These look excellent!

Lisa said...

I'd like to try these with Splenda sometime. I love cranberries!!

Jeanine said...

These do look delicious, and I bet hubby's right about the blueberries too. sounds like a great base recipe! Yum!

Megan said...

Perfect for the fall weather. If the fall weather would ever get here! :)
I just bought a muffin book on vacation. 100 muffins from 1 muffin recipe. Now I have 102 muffins to try. LOL

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins


I saw this recipe on a forum that I am a member, and it was originally made with raspberries, but for some reason cranberries popped into my mind and sounded really good with this recipe. And I was right. I had some cranberries in the freezer and this was a perfect way to use them. But, I really didn't realize that cranberries would float in batter! I love these and have eaten 1 every morning for breakfast. I like the tartness of the cranberries with the cream cheese and sweetness of the muffin. The hubby does not like cranberries, but liked the muffin and thought they would be good with blueberries. I bet they would!


Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins

3 ounces cream cheese
3 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 c. milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
6 Tbsp. butter
2 c. flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. cranberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease the muffin tins or line with paper cups. In a small bowl, beat together until smooth the cream cheese with one egg, 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla and set aside.

In a saucepan, combine the milk, butter, and one tsp vanilla. Stir over medium heat until the butter melts. Cool until warm to the touch, then beat in the remaining two eggs. In large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar. Add the milk mixture and stir just to blend. Fold in the cranberries. Divide the batter equally among the muffin cups. Spoon about 2 tsp cream cheese mixture on top of each muffin. Pull knife through each top to swirl slightly. Bake about 20 minutes or until top springs bake when lightly touched.

16 comments:

Deborah said...

My husband doesn't like cranberries either. Just means more for me!

CB said...

oh wow. Those sound amazing. Do you think they'd be good with strawberries too?
/Clara

Megan said...

Yeah, my husband thinks cranberries are only good for one thing - sauce to go with the turkey. But an orange muffin? That's something he would like!

chou said...

My husband, too, dislikes cranberries, but a recent foray into cranberry zucchini muffins (Martha Stewart) has him rethinking his position.

stephchows said...

We had a great cranberry muffin in Ithaca at this cute little shop... I'll totally have to make these!!

PS your package arrived at my boyfriends last night, he called me up to taunt me about opening it hahaha. I'm going to meet him at lunch today so I can open it!! Woohooo!! :)

Maria said...

I love cranberries! Your muffins look great. Love the color!

Gabi said...

My hubbie loves cranberries in any form and cream cheese- he'll be so happy when I make these for him :)

Bryan,Charlotte, and Taylor said...

Umm.. those look great! I love muffins, they are my favs! I am going to try some tonight with strawberries! I'll let you know how they turn out! Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!

Bunny said...

Good idea April! Who can resist cream cheese with anything!

Katherine Aucoin said...

You had me at cream cheese. April, the cranberries sound great and would make me feel better about the cream cheese. I bet several kinds of berries would work with this too.

Lisa said...

These look excellent!

Lisa said...

I'd like to try these with Splenda sometime. I love cranberries!!

Jeanine said...

These do look delicious, and I bet hubby's right about the blueberries too. sounds like a great base recipe! Yum!

Megan said...

Perfect for the fall weather. If the fall weather would ever get here! :)
I just bought a muffin book on vacation. 100 muffins from 1 muffin recipe. Now I have 102 muffins to try. LOL

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