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Apricot Muffins

1 cup fresh apricot, finely diced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
14 cup shortening
12 cup sugar
1 egg
1 14 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
12 teaspoon salt
14 teaspoon nutmeg
14 cup milk
14 cup walnuts, chopped
granulated sugar


Combine apricot pieces and lemon juice. Cream shortening and sugar, beat in egg and stir in apricots. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; add to first mixture alternately with milk. Add chopped nuts with last portion of flour. Fill greased muffin tins two thirds full. Sprinkle a little granulated sugar on top of each muffin. Bake about 20 minutes at 350 degrees F. Makes 12 muffins.

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