These Apricot Cheesecake Muffins are SO moist, airy and super delicious. What I love about these muffins is finding small pieces of fruit from the L’Epicurien Apricot Preserve in every bite. The crumble topping has a perfect consistency and a warm, inviting flavor from the cinnamon. A perfect recipe for breakfast or a snack.
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Hello my friends. The fall season has arrived, and we are super excited because that means a lot of baking, home parties, upcoming holidays, and tons of yummy food. Personally, autumn is my favorite time of the year. I find that people are nicer during this season of the year. The weather gets more comfortable here in Miami, and I feel inspired to cook more elaborate dishes. But I also get homesick because I miss being with my whole family during these times. On the other hand, I feel very fortunate to have had such a wonderful childhood which instead of making me sad, the memories make me smile remembering all those happy moments.
Now I have to say that these Apricot Cheesecake Muffins are one of my top two muffin recipes. My other favorite is the Fig Jam-filled Almond Cupcakes. Both recipes are moist, fluffy, and have a fruit spread / jam inside. They also share the flavor of almonds – one of my favorite flavors - but in these Apricot Cheesecake Muffins, the almond flavor is more in the background. What stimulates your taste buds is the delicious L’Epicurien Apricot Preserve.
This recipe is versatile because you can use it as a base and customize it to your liking. For example, for this autumn season, you can substitute the apricot jam for apple pie jam, apple butter, pumpkin butter, or pear honey jam, and for the crumb topping you can use pumpkin spice or cider spice. Just think of all the possibilities. Use whatever is your favorites.
For today the post is short and sweet! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, and let you get right to making the recipe! Oh, and if you want another cheesecake recipe, try Maple Cheesecake Bars with Maple Bourbon Drizzle. Enjoy!
If muffins are your thing, check out these:
- Sourdough Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins | Starbucks Copycat Recipe
- Savory Corn Muffins with Basil, Ricotta Cheese, and Cinnamon Clove Tomato Jam
- Almond Sourdough Muffin Recipe with Raisins & Orange Zest
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Apricot Cheesecake Muffins with Apricot Preserve
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
Apricot Cheesecake Muffins is one of my top two recipes that I have ever made. These muffins are super moist and airy with small pieces of fruits from the L’Epicurien Apricot Preserve. The sweet crumb topping gives the perfect beginning and ending bites.
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup L’Epicurien Apricot Preserve Click to order from our online shop
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons butter, cold
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
- In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or you can use a hand mixer, cream the butter, sugar and cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy.
- Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time. Then add L’Epicurien Apricot Preserve or Cherry Jam, vanilla and almond extract, mix until uniform.
- In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. On low speed, add flour mixture alternately with milk, starting and ending with the flour, until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Fill muffin cups three-fourths full.
- For the crumb topping: In a medium size bowl combine the sugars, almonds, cinnamon, and flour. Cut the butter in with a pastry blender, a fork, or two knives until the mixture is the texture of small peas.
- Top muffin batter with crumb mixture.
- Bake 20-25 minutes until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the muffin.
- Serve warm with butter.
Vitamin A 13%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 13%, Iron 4%, Vitamin B12 2%, Vitamin E 4%, Vitamin K 1%
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Breakfast, Desserts
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 338
- Sugar: 31.1 g
- Sodium: 243.5 mg
- Fat: 13.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 51.5 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 4.6 g
- Cholesterol: 58.4 mg
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Cream cheese and apricot jam? I could eat the whole batch in one go.
LOL. Were you here when we were taking pictures? They didn't last very long.
These muffins look so delicious! I love apricots and the combination with cheesecake sounds amazing!
Yes Natalie, the combination of apricot and cheesecake are definitely a match made in heaven.
Haley D. Williams
You don't see many apricot recipes! This is one that I have to make!
Please do Haley. You won't be sorry. It's a great little apricot recipe. You'll love it for sure.
Love this unique recipe. I always loved the flavor of apricot and this combination looks delicious.
We agree. Apricot is a great flavor that many times gets overlooked for the more popular flavors.
I loved how fluffy these muffins turned out! And the flavor was perfect!
They did come out pretty fluffy Suzy. Thanks for noticing that. and the flavor really is wonderful. Hope you get the chance to make them.
Hi, Ginny the apricot preserve give such a great flavor without overpowering the other flavors.
Cheesecake and muffins in one? Wonderful! A lovely idea for a really yummy sounding breakfast.
Hi, Helen, these muffins are perfect!!
One of the things that I love from these muffins is the airy texture and the small pieces of apricot.
What a great way to get so much flavour into a muffin with the apricot spread! The addition of cream cheese and crumb topping is making me drool. So delicious!
Hi, Marie, you just mentioned the two key elements which make these muffins crazy good. Give it a try!!
Cheesecake muffins? I am so on board with that! Apricot isn't used enough in desserts k don't think, so i am happy to see these.
What a nice flavor to add apricot fruit spread to muffins. This sounds like my favorite new breakfast. Thanks for the recipe.
What a great idea to put jam inside the muffins! We always have apricot jam in the house - my kids love it for PB&J. Glad to have another use for it too!
Perfect! Try out the recipe Jenn and let us know how much your kids (and you) love it.