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Pecan Cranberry Muffins

1 1/2 c Chopped cranberries -- fresh
Or frozen 1 1/4 c Sugar -- divided
3 c All-purpose flour 4 1/2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 c Butter or margarine
2 ea Eggs -- lightly beaten
1 c Milk
1 c Pecans -- chopped
1 tb Lemon peel -- grated

In a bowl, toss cranberries with 1/4 cup sugar; set aside. Combine flour, baking power, salt and remaining sugar. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine eggs and milk; stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in pecans, lemon peel and cranberries. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400 deg. for 20 to 25 minutes. ou until muffins test done. Yield: about 18.