February 19, 2013

Cherry Pie Muffins

My son is FINALLY getting his appetite back after weeks of being sick.  He lost 8 lbs over the last couple of weeks!  I am looking forward to fattening him up again.  Since I had the day off yesterday I decided to make him some muffins for an after school snack.  I think the days of him bringing a snack to school are over now.....that means he's really growing up and that realization makes me sad.  However, he comes home starving on most days and I am more than happy to feed him.

I took a quick inventory of my cabinets and spotted a can of cherry pie filling.  I bought it for something else....and I can't remember what that something else is anymore, therefore I decided to make cherry pie muffins. For some reason I have a thing for making muffins using pie fillings, although I don't usually used canned pie fillings.  Still can't remember why I bought that.....

Anyway, these muffins really do taste like cherry pie.  My son ate two when he got home from school and that made me very happy.  He's looking way too thin....but I guess I'll have to suppress the urge to shove food down his throat!  I'm so glad he's eating again ☺

Cherry Pie Muffins

1 can cherry pie filling
1 ½ cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 ¼ cups buttermilk
2 tablespoon butter, melted & cooled
1/4 cup cinnamon sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.  In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.  In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg, vanilla and melted butter.

Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients, and gently stir until just combined.  Fill muffin tins half full, then add a heaping teaspoon of the cherry pie filling to each one.  Top with the remaining batter.  Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar to cover the top of each muffin.  Bake for 20 minutes


  1. i bet these are delicious with the cherries and buttermilk!

  2. I am sure that with treats like this your son soon will gain all the weight back :)
    Really wonderful muffins!

  3. I sure hope so ;) Thanks for commenting!

  4. Can you use milk instead of buttermilk?? Not a big fan of buttermilk.

    1. I would say yes, however they may not turn out as moist. Only one way to find out ☺

  5. This recipe looks terrific!! How can I get this runny result as shown in your photos? Can I use jam instead of cherry pie filling? Thank you in advance :D

  6. Jam would probably work, but might be quite as "runny". Worth a try though!

  7. Made them today with whole wheat flour and flax. They are delicious!