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Orange Mascarpone Fig Muffins

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Ingredients

For the mascarpone fig muffins

  • 1/2 cup mascarpone
  • 5 tablespoons butter (I use Challenge butter!)
  • 1/2 cup light/medium brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 3/4 c dried golden figs, chopped

For the mascarpone orange glaze

  • 2 tablespoons mascarpone
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 teaspoons milk
  • zest of 1 orange

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease & line 12 muffin tins with muffin liners.
  2. In a standing mixer with paddle attachment, cream mascarpone, butter, and brown sugar for 2 minutes. Add in eggs, orange zest and juice, and vanilla extract, mixing until combined.
  3. Remove from mixer. With a large spoon, fold in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring until almost combined. Fold in figs.
  4. Scoop batter evenly into muffin trays. Bake at 425°F for 5 minutes, then turn the oven down to 350°F and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  5. Remove muffins from oven and allow to cool slightly before glazing.
  6. To make glaze, heat mascarpone and powdered sugar in a microwave-safe bowl for 10-15 seconds. Whisk until pasty consistency is reached. Depending on your mascarpone, add in 1-2 teaspoons of milk to thin it out. Place back in microwave for 10-15 seconds to heat up (it will get thinner). Top muffins with glaze!