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Published November 19, 2009, 07:43 AM

CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Citrus Harvest Muffins

Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to give this cranberry recipe from Ocean Spray a try.

By: Herald Staff Report,

Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to give this cranberry recipe from Ocean Spray (www.oceanspray.com.) a try.

Citrus Harvest Muffins

1 cup sugar

¼ cup butter or margarine

2 eggs

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup Ocean Spray Ruby Tangerine Grapefruit Juice Drink

2 cups Ocean Spray fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tins.

Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Add this alternately with the juice drink to the butter mixture. Stir in cranberries.

Spoon into muffin cups, filling ¾ full with batter. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: 12 muffins.

Approximate nutritional analysis per muffin: 204 calories, 5 grams fat (2.8 grams saturated), 3 grams protein, 36 grams carbohydrates, 46 milligrams cholesterol, 1 gram dietary fiber, 184 milligrams sodium.

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