Preserves-Filled Muffins Recipe

Preserve Filled Muffins
Muffins with Preserves in the Center. Brian Macdonald/Photodisc/Getty Images
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings

Use your favorite fruit preserves to fill these muffins.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fruit preserves

Steps to Make It

  1. Into a mixing bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Form a well in the center.

  2.  In another bowl, whisk together the egg and milk

  3. Pour into the well and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened (about 25 strokes). ​The batter will be lumpy.

  4. Fill greased and floured muffin cups or paper liners about 1/3 full. Carefully center 2 teaspoons of preserves over batter and cover with enough batter to fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

  5. Bake at 425° for 20 to 25 minutes.

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