Sugarplum Muffins #MuffinMonday

Sugarplum Muffins are filled with  holiday  spice,  a  hint  of brandy,  and  a dollop  of fruity jam for a Christmas themed breakfast treat.
Sugarplum Muffins

Sugarplum Muffins

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Sugarplum Muffins is my recipe of the day with the blogging group  Muffin Monday. We post on the last Monday  of  the month with our newest and best muffin recipes.

This  month,  just in  time  for the holidays,  I want to share my recipe for Sugarplum  Muffins  with  you.  Not only  are these lightly spiced with cinnamon and have a hint of brandy flavor. But the best part is the beautiful  plum  jam filling that adds a fruity surprise bite.

Sugarplum Muffins

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Sugarplum Muffins

Sugarplum Muffins

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Sugarplum Muffins

Sugarplum Muffins

Sue Lau
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Course Bread, Breakfast, Muffins, Quick Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Equipment

  • muffin tins
  • paper cupcake liners

Ingredients
  

Muffin Batter:

  • 2 tablespoons plum jam melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cooled melted butter
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup plum preserves or jam

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill sparkling sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Mix together the wet and dry ingredients for the batter, then combine and stir until just mixed.
  • Fill the cups in a greased or paper liners in a muffin tin (20-24 count or 2 pans) half way, and top with one teaspoon of jam on each.
  • Cover the jam with remaining batter and sprinkle with coarse sugars.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and removed without wet batter clinging to it.
  • Cool in pan ten minutes then turn out and finish cooling on a wire rack.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Christmas

Sugarplum Muffins

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7 responses

  1. These look delicious. And you just reminded me that I had put sugarplums on my list of to-do LAST Christmas. I might just get around to it this year, but I’ll start with your muffins. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • These are less sugarplum-ish than sugarplums made with dried fruit. I have made those before and put them on puff pastry stars like the center of a flower.

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