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I LOVED the orange juice in this - it was a great addition - these worked perfectly for me and we all enjoyed them thoroughly. I did not use dried apricots - I discovered I had none when I came to make these, so I doubled up on the peel, which is my home-made recipe and worked extremely well. Everyting else was exactly as written - my muffins, excuse me(!!) rose very high and were very light!! Very much a keeper for me - thanks for posting this wonderful idea....a great classic with a twist! FT:-)

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French Tart April 11, 2007

Definitely very easy to make. I have never made Hot Cross Buns before & every recipe I could find seemed complicated & like it was going to be a lot of work. So this was a fantastic Alternative that I was eager to try instead :)

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PrincessCeCe1991 April 19, 2014

This is my first attempt at hot cross buns and it was a total success! My kids and husband loved them. I didn't have the apricots or candied peel, but went with everything else and they were fantastic. Definitely a new Easter family tradition!

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moose_kristi April 08, 2012

me & my made them for eater and they all liked it

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jackienelson April 05, 2010

This is very good. I made it as a loaf on Easter day. I didnt put cloves in as I dont care for them. Thank you for posting

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bigbadbrenda April 04, 2010

Made these as i didnt have time to make hot cross buns, very easy and quick. I used butter instead of oil as i didnt have enough and used brown sugar insead of granulated. I didnt have apricots either so i just increased the amount of raisins and peel to make up for it. I didnt used the cloves as i dont like it and next time might add a little more cinnamon or some nutmeg. They are beautiful, light and tasty! I used melted white chocolate for the cross and its was perfect! Making another batch for gifts as the family have near enough polished this batch off! Thanks for sharing!

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The Beckoes March 31, 2010

I make Hot Cross Buns every year-but this year I have my left arm in cast-so I tried these. They are the next best thing!!! I used currants instead of apricots, 3/4 tsp of nutmeg instead of allspice and didn't use the mace. I doubled the recipe and got 24 nice sized muffins. Since I have diabetes I didn't put the sugary crosses on them either. Tasted great without them-especially warm with butter!!! Yum! Thanks for sharing!

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baroth2 March 30, 2010

Really loved these! I used my old Ekco Easter egg cake pan (like a muffin pan, but egg shapes) and flipped them over to glaze. Very cute, and a delicious recipe. I did sub 2 teaspoons orange zest for the candied peel - otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Thank you so much, we'll make these every Good Friday!

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MissyN March 22, 2008

Delicious! I omtted the candied peel and increased the apricots to 1 cup, used whole milk and increased the vanilla to 2 teaspoons, thanks for sharing this great muffin recipe Reds!...Kitten:)

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Kittencalskitchen June 28, 2007

Little Miss (DD) and I made these today, we had lots of fun. These muffins had so much flavour and directions were easy to follow. I made a few substitute used brown sugar instead of granulated sugar, mix peel instead of candied peel and an egg replacer. The muffin was a little dense for me but the rest of the family didn't mind it. In fact I just got back from work and was looking to eat one but they had been eaten. Next time if I make these again, I would skip the glaze as muffin by itself is yummy. Thank you Redsie

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Chef floWer March 15, 2007
Easter Hot Cross Muffins