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Paradise and Pennant Candied Fruit

Lemon Pecan Muffins

Are they truly the best? If not, they’re close. What makes them so good? Start with candied lemon peel and then add extra moisture by using sour cream and buttermilk instead of milk. Then throw in pecans and lemon icing: it’s extra citrusy but in a sweet kind of way.



  • 2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour bleached flour toughens baked goods
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  •  1/2 cup sour cream
  •  1/2 cup buttermilk or soured milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  •  1 stick unsalted butter softened (1/2 cup)
  •  4 oz. container Paradise candied lemon peel
  •  2 large eggs
  •  1 cup chopped pecans


  •  2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. water or milk (as needed)
  •  1 cup powdered sugar
  •  grated lemon zest as desired



Preheat oven to 425…

to be continued…