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I'm not staring this recipe yet, I made the mix up today and will bake in a few days. When I do that I'll rate and add pix of the finished product. Looking good so far though. I have used candied lemon peel, currants, dried cherries and dried apricots. I'm making it for Photo Tag. *UPDATE*: It's a week later and I baked the muffins this morning. They are marvelous! (and the aroma of the spices when you open the jar is pure heaven! I thought I had made a mistake somewhere when I added the liquid ingredients to the mix as it was really thin. I decided to trust the recipe and it turned out beautifully. I made 6 double size muffins and let them bake for an extra 5 mins. They are moist and simply yummy! My only suggestion would be to be sure that you use the full amount of spice and if you are a spice fan, extra wouldn't be amiss. Thanks FT for a recipe that I'll likely be using for many holidays to come. Made for Photo Tag.

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Annacia December 17, 2007

Well this was as easy as a figgy pudding to put together. FT you have lifted me up off the floor because this recipe allowed me not to panic one moment longer about giving gifts and what to do etc. This was absolutely perfect! I haven't made it yet, (just put all the really beautiful ingredients into nice jars, tied with ribbons and attached recipe. I can just tell by the aroma, this smell like the holiday season. As I mentioned earlier, I had been given a gift of all the dried fruits listed so I just added the rest of the ingredients and viola! A gift to go. Perfect, and I will be making like 20 more of these. Thanks for posting FT!

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Andi of Longmeadow Farm December 17, 2007
Christmas Morning Jewelled Muffin Mix in a Jar