Purple Ribbon Muffins

Each year, my sister calls me for suggestions on recipes Brock should make to the fair. This was probably the first one I gave him. He got a purple ribbon (the top level) for this recipe. I hope you enjoy this recipe which uses fresh raspberries.

Raspberry MuffinRaspberry Cream Muffins
1 c. fresh raspberries
3/4 c. plus 2 T. sugar, divided
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 & 1/4 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. half-and-half cream
1 c. vanilla chips
2 T. brown sugar

In a small bowl, toss raspberries with 1/4 c. sugar. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1/2 c. sugar. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternating with cream. Stir in chips and raspberries. Fill muffin cups. Sprinkle with remaining sugar and brown sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until cooked.

Note: You can use blueberries instead.

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