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Mmmmm these were delicious. Though I did change it a bit; no lemon peel, 1/4 cup of margarine and 3 tablespoons of sugar. It still tasted lovely, like my mom's muffins, with a cake-like texture/density. Well the recipe and ingredients were almost exactly the same so yea ^^; You can definitely cut the amount of sugar you use for this recipe, since jam itself is pretty sweet already. Be sure to put plenty of batter on top of the jam; lessens the chance of it bursting out and messing up your oven. I made 8 semi small-med muffins from this, so don't hesitate to double the recipe. Definitely a keeper.
I made these with lemon juice instead of grated lemon because it's what I had at home. I love them, but they do come out somewhat less spongey than I would like- but that's a personal preference. Fast to make, hard to burn, and I especially liked how the jam stays put inside. I've made this 3 times and use twice as much jam and it has never spilled out.
These smelled gooood while baking! Also, their texture was fantastic. The only problem was that you couldn't really taste the jam (using 1/2 cup), and maybe that they were a tad too sweet. I used peach jam, by the way.
Couldn't help but notice half the people trying this said it had the consistence of cornbread; the other half said it was cakelike. Result? I HAD to try recipe and find out for myself (grin). Halfed recipe, substituted 1/3 butter for applesauce, eyeballed jam, and came out with muffins that had a crumbly cornbread like exterior and a moist cakelike interior. Cracked me up. I like :)
What an unfortunate waste of ingredients. The flavor was okay, but the texture was just awful! I didn't have any trouble with the jam spilling out or anything, and my muffin cups were filled to the very brim. I won't ever make these again. :-(
I found these muffins a little heavy for my taste but my girls and their boyfriends loved them. If I make these again I think I would leave out the lemon zest as none of us could taste it. Thanks for something new.