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“adapted from the cookbook of same name..besides using dried cherries, you can substitute fresh apples or even chocolate chips for a slightly sweeter version..I have even used well drained crushed pineapple...think I will try well drained chopped peaches sometime...mmmmmmmmm!”
16 buns

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325*.
  2. Grease and flour 16 large muffin cups.
  3. To make the buns; in a medium-size bowl, sift together the flour, the baking powder, the salt and the cinnamon; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, on the low speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter and the sugar till fluffy -- about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  7. Add the dry ingredients, alternately with the buttermilk, in three parts, beating well after each addition.
  8. Stir the dried cherries into the batter (or whatever fruit you are using).
  9. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups.
  10. To prepare the topping:
  11. In a medium-size bowl, mix the flour and the brown sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  12. Sprinkle the topping over the buns, being sure to keep crumbs wihin muffin cups, otherwise they are difficult to remove.
  13. Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden or until a cake tester inserted into center of bun comes out clean.

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