Introduction: Cranberry Sauce Muffins

Last week during my grocery shopping, I found loads of fresh cranberries in the market and I bought one packet because they were just so pretty and Christmacy . After coming home I was wondering how to use these cranberries and hence started my research and I found thousands of recipes online. So I decided to make Cranberry sauce as that seemed to be the most popular and I imagined this sauce could be used in place of Jam or on top of ice cream, cream cheese pie etc etc. And so when I finished making the sauce, I had a spoonful for tasting the end product and I don't know why, but all I could think of was how this sauce will taste inside a muffin. And so I decided to make Cranberry Sauce muffin. Of course I saved some sauce for my morning toast and remaining I used up for making muffin and OH MY GOD the most unique tasting, moist, yummylicious muffin I have ever tasted. I really really hope you like this.

Step 1: Ingredients and Process to Prepare Cranberry Sauce


  • Fresh Cranberries - 12 oz
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Orange Juice - 1/2 cup


  • Wash the cranberries very well
  • In a pan, add cranberries, water and orange juice and let it come to a complete boil
  • Add sugar and mix well and let it cook on medium flame for 15 minutes. The sauce will be a little runny at this point
  • Switch off gas and let it cool down completely and the consistency will become jammy.
  • This sauce can be used in place of any Jam and also for toppings on ice cream/pies

Step 2: Ingredients Required to Prepare Cranberry Muffins

  • All Purpose Flour - 1 3/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Unsalted butter, softened at room temperature - 1/4 cup
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp
  • Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Cranberry Sauce - 2 cups
  • Ground Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • Milk - 2 tbsp to 1/4 cup (if required)
  • Eggs - 2
  • Orange Zest - 1 tsp

Step 3: Process to Prepare Cranberry Muffins

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar, add the eggs, vanilla extract and Orange zest and whisk them together until combined
  • Whisk in the cranberry sauce and mix well
  • In a separate bowl , mix together baking powder, baking soda, salt , cinnamon and flour
  • Sieve this dry ingredients into the cranberry sauce mixture and mix only till combined
  • Add little milk at a time if required to get nice muffin batter consistency
  • Using an ice cream scoop divide the batter evenly in the lined muffin tin and bake for 15-18 minutes
  • Insert a tooth pick into the muffins to see if any batter sticks to the muffins. If it comes out clean, our muffins are completely cooked
  • Let it cool down for 15 minutes and enjoy :). Hope you like it :)
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