Cherry Dessert Muffins

It’s been a while since I have tested a wartime recipe. Spring on a ranch gets pretty busy, and sometimes fun stuff like baking tasty muffins just doesn’t get done as often. I was really happy to get to try this cherry dessert muffin recipe for you.

This muffin recipe comes from Pillsbury’s Diamond Anniversary Recipes cookbook. Pillsbury published this book in 1944 to celebrate their 75th anniversary, to showcase some recipes from the past, and to introduce new recipes like the Pillsbury’s 75th Anniversary Cake.


These cherry dessert muffins were delicious. The muffin itself was more like a biscuit. It was crumbly but not too dry. The bottom of the muffins were moist and cherry flavored and the cherries themselves added the perfect touch of sweetness.

My son has become the resident baker in the house, and he made these for me. He said that the batter is pretty thick, and the recipe does just make enough for 6-8 muffins, so you might want to double it if you have more than a few people eating them.

I drizzled some honey over the top of the last few bites of my muffin, and it actually made it even better. It worked well with the biscuit-like top.

I would recommend these and we will be making them again. Let me know if you try them!

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