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Cheri’s Arizona Sunrise Muffins


Featured in the Prickly Pear Cookbook by Carolyn Niethammer


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 – 8 ounce jar Cheri’s Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly


Preheat oven to 400 (375 for convection oven).  Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together and set aside.  Mix oil, egg and milk and add to dry ingredients.  Stir until moistened.  Batter will be lumpy.  Fill greased muffin tins half full.  Place 1 teaspoon of jelly in the exact center of each muffin, with jelly not touching edges.  Add remaining batter, covering jelly, so the tins are two-thirds full.  Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Secret Ingredient

Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly

Grown on sun-drenched deserts and watered naturally by our generous monsoon rains, the succulent prickly pear cactus fruit produces a juice that... Click for product details.


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