Muffins: Mandarin Orange Muffins

posted by Marlen 06-11-102 11:08 PM

Mandarin Orange Muffins

1 (11 oz.) can mandarin oranges
1-1/2 c. all purpose flour
1-3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. shortening
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 c. milk

1/4 c. melted butter
1/4 c. sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Drain oranges well and pat dry while mixing batter. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and allspice. Cut in shortening. Add drained orange segments and mix lightly. Combine egg and milk. Add all at once to flour mixture and mix until flour is moistened. Spoon into greased muffin pan to about 3/4 depth. Bake 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from pan. While hot dip in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.

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