Cream Cheese & Jam Muffins

12 muffins
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Cream Cheese and Jam Muffins: After many attempts, this is the way to stuff a muffin with just enough cream cheese and fruit jam. The finished muffin is sweet, tangy, and crunchy on top thanks to some granola streusel. A huge success! |
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Perfect with just enough cream cheese and jam. The muffin is sweet, tangy, and crunchy thanks to granola streusel.



1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup fruit jam

Cream Cheese Filling:

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla

Granola Topper:

1 cup granola
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. For granola topper, stir together ingredients and set aside for later.

2) For cream cheese layer, add softened cream cheese and other ingredients to a small bowl and beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Set aside for later.

3) To start batter, add softened butter and sugar to a medium bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Then add eggs one at a time and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.

4) Add half of the dry ingredients to the creamed butter, followed by the milk, followed by the last of the dry ingredients. Mix until combined.

5) Line 12 muffin tins with wrappers or lightly butter the tins. Add exactly 1 tablespoon of muffin batter to the bottom of each muffin. Top with 1 tablespoon cream cheese filling (you might have some left over). Top with 1 teaspoon fruit jam and another tablespoon of muffin batter to cover the filling. If you have any batter left, you can distribute it between the muffins.

6) Top muffins evenly with granola topper.

7) Bake muffins at 375 degrees F. for 20-23 minutes until they are puffed and golden brown around the edges. Let cool before serving. Store leftover muffins in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 3-4 days.