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Cranberry Lemon Muffins


These tart muffins are both pretty and tasty.

Recipe courtesy of Evelyn Ernst, Terra Beata Farm


  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) melted butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (250 ml) milk
  • 1 3/4 cups (425 ml) flour
  • 3 tsp (15 ml) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) lemon rind, finely grated
  • 1 cup (250 ml) fresh or frozen cranberries


  1. In large bowl, mix together first four ingredients in order given.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
  3. Add dry ingredients to the first bowl, stirring just until moistened.
  4. Fill greased muffin tins and bake at 375°F (190°C) for 18 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into muffin's centre comes out clean.
  5. Makes 10 large muffins.
This recipe was featured in the article Cooking with cranberries.
CORRECTION: A prior version of this recipe listed an incorrect baking time and temperature. East Coast Living regrets the error.
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