Here’s an amazing way to use leftover mincemeat you may have purchased for pies for the holidays. This is an old recipe of my Mom’s, and a bit of an unusual one at that. The whole orange and peel are thrown in … sounds kind of weird, but I can tell you that these muffins are pretty scrumptious.
After a good whirring in the blender, the orange and the mincemeat virtually disappear – and you are left with an aromatic, slightly spicy, moist muffin. Definitely worth a try!
Aren’t these little measuring cups just the sweetest? My oldest daughter gave them to me years ago (from Pier One). They make being organized quite a bit more fun!
Mincemeat Blender Muffins
- 1 whole, unpeeled orange, cut into quarters
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup mincemeat
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup white flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- *1/2 cup raisins
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 8 oz package cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1-2 tablespoons cream (until desired consistency is reached)
- 2 1/2 cups icing sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Beat well.
- Sift flour, soda, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl.
- Blend whole orange in blender, add juice, mincemeat, egg, cold butter, and sugar. Blend very well. Add to flour mixture and mix well.
- *Add 1/2 cup raisins after all other ingredients are blended.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
If you feel like making your own mincemeat, check out this recipe by my daughter at A Pretty Life.
i’ve never had mincemeat (don’t even really know what it is). :) but your photos are great!
kim at picking poppies says
Gosh those look good. I’ve never had mincemeat, may have to try this. And those cups! Way too cute for measure cups.
Sarah C says
Ok first. Wow, love the photography. Second, I love muffins so I think I need to find mincemeat and try these. Last, the measuring cups are to die for! Love ’em!
Love, love the photos ! , Love, love the muffins……yum ! As a Brit, I love mincemeat, but it’s hard to find and expensive here in the US ;)
Susan W says
They look delicious. Your photos are incredible and love the one of the measuring cups. What a great gift from your daughter.
Barb, I love those measuring cups and the muffins look delicious. Your photographs make one want to make them right away…..
Your muffins and ingredients look so delicious and tasty, Barb – I love how you’ve caressed the top of the butter, the curly orange peels … everything invites me to bake these muffins! And those measuring cups are so pretty – your daughter knows what makes you happy :)
To be honest, I’ve never had minced meat! Am I the only one in North America that never had minced pie? Yikes …
But the recipe looks delicious. And a whole orange – I can eat muffin and claim I am having my fruit for the day ;-) I will search for minced meat next time I am in the market.