Amy Alusa Recipe

Spice Gumdrop Muffins (or Bread Loaf)

By Amy Alusa amyalulsa

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Makes about 3 dozen muffins or 3 large loaves.
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Amy's Story

My good friend Edith Lamb (who is in her late 90s shared this recipe...It is one of her signature recipes, and they have made it in their family for years.


1 lb
seedless raisins
2 3/4 c
granulated sugar
2 c
1/4 lb
1/4 c
shortening (i use butter flavored crisco)
1 c
spiced gumdrops
1 1/2 c
cold water
4 1/2 c
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
3 tsp
ground cinnamon
2 tsp
ground mace
1/2 lb
nuts, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix first four ingredients and bring to a boil. Add the next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil again, and then cool. When cool add the final 7 ingredients, and mix well.
Fill greased muffin cups or loaf pans(fill muffin cups 2/3 full). Bake for 1 hour, then turn off the oven. Allow to sit in the oven for 15 minutes. Then cool another 15 minutes out of the oven, but still in the pan. Thus the indicated cook time of 1 1/2 hours. Store in waxed paper or tin foil. Freezes well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Muffins, Sweet Breads

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