Spice Gumdrop Muffins (or Bread Loaf)

Spice Gumdrop Muffins (or Bread Loaf) Recipe

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Amy Alusa


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.

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Makes about 3 dozen muffins or 3 large loaves.
20 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


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

How to Make Spice Gumdrop Muffins (or Bread Loaf)


  • 1Mix 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.
  • 2Fill 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.

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About Spice Gumdrop Muffins (or Bread Loaf)

Course/Dish: Muffins, Sweet Breads