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Sunday, June 7, 2009

APRICOT CHEESE MUFFINS

INGREDIENTS:

1.3/4 cup flour,
1 pk. 8 oz.cream cheese, room temp.,
1 stick of butter, room temp.,
1 cup sugar,
2 eggs,
1/3 cup milk,
1 teaspoon lemon zest,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract,
1 teaspoon baking powder,
1/2 teaspoon baking soda,
1/3 teaspoon salt,
12 apricots, (cut in 8 pieces each)

DIRECTIONS:

Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar and lemon zest until fluffy; add eggs one at the time; add vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add milk; add flour all at once; mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare 24 baking paper muffin cups;
fill cups 3/4 with batter mixture; top with 4, 5 pieces apricot; bake for 20, 25 minutes, or until nice and golden brown. Do not try tooth pick procedure, due to the fruit moisture.


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14 comments:

  1. Mmmm these look delicious!

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  2. Saving this for sure. I love warm muffins in the morning. The cream cheese package 3 ounce or 8 ounce package?

    You are so groovy!

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  3. These sound delicious. I love the apricot in them!!

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  4. Hello Nina, your muffins look very good!
    I am an Italian girl with a baking obsession. My blog's name is infact "Sweet mania for Bakery" (www.dolcemania.blogspot.com).
    In my blog I post mostly Italian recipes. I have also traslated some recipes in English. I would be glad to exchange my link for yours. What do you think about it?

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  5. Recettes très alléchantes, photos magnifiques... ton blog est belle découverte!

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  6. Delicous! I love apricots and the cheese should made the muffins really soft. The last pic is amazing. Cheers

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  7. Hi Katy, it's 8 oz pk. You can use 1/2 of all the ingredients to make only a dozen not 24 muffins!
    Good luck! XO

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  8. Ciao Elly, thank you for visit and comment. I will work on that link a,s,a,p,...good luck with your baking obsession! :)
    Ciao

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  9. Dada, merci for visit and comment! :)

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  10. love them!! lovely photos as usual dear!!!

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