Featured Recipe: Smoked Ham and Orange Muffins

Serves: 10
Total Calories: 468


1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 cup unsalted butter, divided, at room temperature
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
juice and zest from one orange
1/2 pound thinly sliced smoked ham
2 tablespoons quince jelly


1. Preheat the oven at 400 and spray the muffins with non-stick spray.

2. With an electric mixer, cream 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy.

3. In a large bowl combine the flour, salt and baking soda and add to the sugar-butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Stir until well mixed.

4. In a food processor, grind the raisins and orange zest. Add to batter and combine. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins and bake into golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean, about 12 minutes. Remove the pans to a baking rack. Brush the tops of the muffins with orange juice and sprinkle lightly with remaining sugar. Let cool completely.

5. For spread mix remaining 1/2 cup butter and quince jelly.

6. Cut the ham into small pieces. Split the muffins in half, spread the quince butter and stuff with a small amount of ham. Cover with muffin top and serve.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 10
Total Calories: 468
Calories from Fat: 196

This Featured Recipe: Smoked Ham and Orange Muffins recipe is from the 2013 HomeCook'n Collection Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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