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Butter Tart Muffins

This recipe won first place in a contest in Canada. Wonderful dessert muffin!
Prep20 Mins
Cook15 Mins
Ready35 Mins
Servings12

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup

Steps

  1. 1Place raisins, sugar, butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until mixture is hot, slightly thickened, and just beginning to bubble, about 4 to 5 minutes. Cool slightly, uncovered, in the refrigerator, while continuing with recipe.
  2. 2Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or coat with cooking spray.
  3. 3Stir flour with baking powder, soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in center and pour in warm raisin mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in nuts until evenly mixed. Spoon batter into muffin cups.
  4. 4Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) in center of oven until golden and a cake tester inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean, about 15 to 17 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately pour about 1 teaspoon syrup over each muffin. Cool muffins in cups for 10 minutes, then remove to a rack. Serve warm.
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