Cranberry & Apple Muffins


  • 1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel/zest
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  •  1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pie apple slices from a tin, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice


Step 1
In a small bowl, combine cranberry sauce and orange peel – set aside.

Step 2
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Step 3
Beat the egg, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chopped pie apple slices.

Step 4
Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full.

Step 5
Make a well in the centre of each muffin; fill with about 2 teaspoons of the cranberry and orange zest mixture.

Step 6
Bake at 180°C for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean.

Step 7
Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Step 8
Combine icing sugar and orange juice; drizzle over cooled muffins.


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