Mandarin Orange Muffins

Mandarin Orange Muffins

1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup milk

Topping:
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Drain oranges well and pat dry while mixing batter.
Mix flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and allspice. Cut in shortening.
Add drained orange segments and mix lightly. Combine egg and milk.
Add all at once to flour mixture and mix until flour is moistened.
Spoon into greased muffin pan to about 3/4 depth.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from pan.
While hot dip in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.

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