Corn Muffins with Cheddar and Sweet Pepper Jam

Vintage harvest dishtowel sold separately

Vintage harvest dishtowel sold separately

We normally don’t sweeten our cornbread too much. But these were the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Plus, they used up a jar of red pepper jam that was just languishing in the fridge waiting for someone to put it to good use.

Corn Muffins with Cheddar and Sweet Pepper Jam

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup pepper jam
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • crack black pepper

Grease two 12-count mini muffin trays. Preheat oven to 425. Mix dry ingredients, leaving a well in the center of the bowl. In another bowl, mix eggs, jam and milk. Pour into well in dry mix and stir until incorporated. Add cheese and cracked black pepper. Stir until incorporated. Spoon into prepared pans. Cook for 15-20 or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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17 Responses to Corn Muffins with Cheddar and Sweet Pepper Jam

  1. ChgoJohn says:

    These really do sound good, Greg. I hope the pepper jam has a bit of a bite to it. Corn muffins with a bit of spice are the best kind.

  2. rsmacaalay says:

    I always love corn muffins with roast chicken, Yum!

  3. Karen says:

    I’m with you about not too sweet cornbread but adding your hot pepper jam to your muffins sounds like a terrific idea.

  4. Eva Taylor says:

    There is nothing like a good savoury and sweet cornbread! And these are do lovely bejeweled with those spicy red peppers.

  5. egg me on says:

    Ohhh this is making it hard to be bread-free! I want one of these little guys so much.

  6. sallybr says:

    Hot pepper jam is such a nice ingredient! I had it the first time as a gift from a friend, home-made and all. I should buy it (or make it) again

  7. spree says:

    I echo John’s comments! The sweet married to hot and buttery muffin, good stuff!!

  8. Bill Peeler says:

    I would never think to spread a pepper jam on cornbread – but it makes perfect sense and I’ll bet it was delicious!

  9. TasteFood says:

    ooh, I like that jam.

  10. These look decadent and so addicting. I would be in fear of eating the whole batch myself.

  11. nrhatch says:

    I love hot peppers in cornbread but never thought to add pepper jam. Thanks!

  12. These look great!

  13. I like everything about these! Brilliant!

  14. What a great invention! There’s no way these couldn’t be delicious.

  15. I love pepper jelly. This is pure genius!!I need to make these asap!

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