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Mandarin Muffins

From ORCHARD HILL COUNTRY INN

Cooking Time:

20 to 25 minutes

Yield:

Makes 18 medium-sized muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 11 oz can of Mandarin orange segments
  • 1 tbs. orange oil extract
  • 2 cups and 1 tbs all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 8 oz carton sour cream
  • 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°.

Drain oranges and reserve the liquid.  Cut oranges in half and place in a measuring cup.  Add orange extract and reserved liquid to make 8 ounces.  Set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar in large bowl.  In a separate bowl combine the egg, sour cream, orange mixture, and melted butter.

Make a well in the dry ingredients.  Add the orange mixture and pecans.  Stir to blend.  Spoon into greased muffin tins.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.