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Cherry Nut Muffins!

Out of boredom and a desire to bake I have come up with a new muffin recipe! This time Cherry nut!

cherrynutmuffin

2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup soft shortening
1 egg
1 cup dried cherries, chopped
3/4 cup orange juice
juice from 1 lime
Enough milk to make 1 cup liquid when added to juice
1/2 cup chopped pecans

nut topping: Mix below ingredients together for topping
1/3 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Simmer dried cherries on low with orange and lime juice for about 5 minutes or until cherries are tender. Remove from heat, drain and set aside left juices and cherries to cool a bit.
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. When juices are cooled a bit add enough milk to them to make 1 cup of liquid. Add all wet ingredients with cooled cherries and chopped nuts, mix well.
Spoon into greased muffin tin or ones lined with muffin cups, Top with nut topping mixture.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Enjoy!!

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