This is a quick and easy recipe spin on an ordinary corn muffin. There's a grocery chain in upstate New York that makes the most wonderful muffins…. all kinds…. when they first came into the area, they had a wall of muffins…. no lie… there must have been 20 varieties. In any case, I cannot take credit for coming up with this spin on a corn muffin…. I played with my recipe until I got it like the store’s.
You can use any corn muffin recipe that you like…. or even the quick Jiffy boxed mix if you prefer. Now I know "only from scratch snobs" will turn their nose up at using a box mix… but let’s be honest here… sometimes it just works out better time-wise and ingredient wise…. I’m not judgemental.
All you have to do is make your corn bread batter, fill the tin about 1/3 of the way… add 2 teaspoons of your favorite preserves and then add more batter to fill the muffin tin about 2/3s full.
Don't skimp on the preserves... a mistake I made in an earlier test batch... what seems like a lot isn't... make sure to use 2 heaping teaspoons of preserves... add batter... it will likely come close to filling the muffin tin.. but I did get a nice height on my muffin top.
Do not over bake… another mistake that I made in an earlier test batch. Test after 12 minutes to see if a pick comes out clean….. actual baking time should be about 15 minutes.
Just a quick tip:
After mixing your corn muffin batter, let it stand for about 4-5 minutes to “rest”…. This will make for muffins that will rise higher.
Recipe: Corn Muffins Filled with Preserves
All you need:
Corn muffin batter (scratch recipe or Jiffy boxed mix)
All you need to do:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a muffin tin with liners or spray with cooking oil.
Follow corn muffin mix instructions.
Allow the batter to rest for 4-5 minutes.
Fill the muffin tin 1/3 full with batter.
Add 2 heaping teaspoons preserves over it.
Add muffin batter to cover the preserves and tin should be at least 2/3 full (I usually fill mine more to have nice high muffin tops).
Bake for 12-15 minutes at 400 degrees F. (Test after 12 minutes with a pick… if it comes out clean (no batter) then they’re done.
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