TWD: Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Strawberry Jam

by Holly on January 18, 2011

You know that old saying about when life gives you lemons? Well, as much as I love lemonade I think I love lemon poppyseed muffins just as much – maybe even a little more. I have made this recipe I few times before now, but had never taken any pictures.  Since they were chosen by Betsy at A Cup of Sweetness for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe it certainly wasn’t a hardship to make them again.  
For some reason which thoroughly escapes me though, I had never bothered to do one of the versions Dorie suggests in the book and fill them with jam.  I only had strawberry on hand and probably didn’t add quite enough, but my goodness, let me tell you, there may very well be no going back! We literally gobbled them up and I had to hide them at one point in the day because Aidan was sneaking in the kitchen and being a total muffin muncher.  I really can’t wait to make these again and use the seedless raspberry jam I just got.  If you haven’t tried the muffins with a jam center, or even just put some on after baking, I highly recommend you give it a chance.
For more muffin madness, visit the Tuesdays with Dorie site!

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Heather B January 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Strawberry jam sounds like a great addition! I love lemon and strawberry together so I may have to try. Great job on your muffins!

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Flourchild January 18, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Great idea to add something sweet to the middle! These muffins are wonderful, Im glad you liked them too!

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cindy January 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm

I have made these yummy muffins several times but never with jam. I think blueberry sounds like a good option next time. Have a great day.

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Stefania January 18, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Mi sembrano proprio deliziosi, ciao

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Jessica of My Baking Heart January 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Beautiful photos! I added strawberry jam, too – so yum! πŸ™‚

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Joanne January 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm

My mom used to get us the mega huge lemon poppyseed muffins from Costco and they were always my favorite. These look way better though, especially with that jam. I'm pretty sure I'd be a muffin muncher too if I had these babies on the counter.

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Jodie January 18, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Ooh good call on the jam! They look fabulous!

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Pamela January 18, 2011 at 9:07 pm

What a great photo! I loved the raspberry jam in these. No going back, indeed!

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Nickki January 18, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I'd love to try these with strawberry jam! Definitely one for next time. I loved this recipe πŸ™‚

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Tia January 18, 2011 at 10:35 pm

awesome color, texture and twist with the jam!

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chocolatechic January 19, 2011 at 1:38 am

Brilliant idea with the jam.

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Barbara Bakes January 19, 2011 at 2:37 am

What a fun treat to find jam hidden inside these beautiful muffins!

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Katrina January 19, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Your muffins look great and I love the idea of jam inside!

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Nancy/n.o.e January 19, 2011 at 9:48 pm

I love the way your muffins look with the jammy centers and beautiful thick drizzle on top. Just stunning!

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Jules Someone January 21, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Oh holy smokes those look delicious!

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B January 23, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I'm going to try jam next time. Yours look amazing. I love your background too. Thanks for baking with me this week!

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NO REASON NEEDED July 30, 2011 at 7:15 pm

I love lemon poppy seed muffins and haven’t found a great recipe to date. This may just be the one.

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