Saturday, July 16, 2011

Recipe Snapshot: Pecan Pie Muffins


This recipe is from my review of Gooseberry Patch's 101 Hearty Recipes. It's from the Baked and Buttery section of the cookbook and was submitted by Sandy Glennen from Dandridge, TN. Now what kind of southern girl would I be if I didn't have pecans in my kitchen? An unprepared one - that's for sure. Fortunately, I had pecans so these muffins came together very quickly. One tip: the batter will be very loose much like the filling of a pecan pie. I would suggest mixing this together in a pourable mixing bowl. These muffins do taste exactly like pecan pie. Wonderful! I would serve these muffins for both breakfast and dessert.

Pecan Pie Muffins

1 c. light brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 c. butter, melted
1 c. chopped pecans
Optional: pecan halves

In a bowl, stir together all ingredients except pecan halves. Fill greased mini muffin cups 2/3 full. Top each with a pecan half, if using. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden. Makes 2-1/2 to 3 dozen.







 

15 comments:

  1. I make these for my catering, and they're my most requested item! They're so rich and delicious, I decided to call them a cupcake instead of a muffin. Try one with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some cream cheese buttercream swirled on top. So good.

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  2. Abby, thanks for suggesting the buttercream. As I was popping them in my mouth, I thought they could only be improved with frosting. Thanks for giving me permission to do so! ;)

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  3. Everybody knows(i think) Pecan pie but I make muffins so often during the week and never used pecan for it.Ok ok will do;)

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  4. Getting tempted just by looking at it. Looks so soft and delicious :)

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  5. Betty Richardson - Aunt Betty's Kitchen (FB)July 18, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Being from the south, pecan-anything always peaks my interest, as we love our pecans. These look scumptilicious and I can't wait to make them!

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  6. Betty Richardson - Aunt Betty's Kitchen (FB)July 20, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    I made these this afternoon. OMG they are awesome. So easy to whip up and they seriously do taste like pecan pie. Out of 2-1/2 dz, there are 6 left & I'm hoping there's at least one left when I get up to have my coffee. We had them warm from the oven with vanilla icecream. And I featured this recipe & your blog on my group page. Thanks for a great recipe, and thanks to Gooseberry Patch. I love their books. <3

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  7. These sound fast, easy and delicious. :-)

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  8. too funny - we both made pecan pie muffins recently. well mine were cupcakes but same thing really. These are lovely !!! I am going to try making these next :)

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  9. yummy muffins...enjoying your blog so much!

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  10. How did I miss these, they look wonderful!!! I want some now. :)

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  11. I do love pecan pie. I'm sure this would be delicious.

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  12. I love pecans. Thanks for the recipe. I look forward to seeing more.
    New follower from Sweets for Saturday. hope you follow back.

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  13. These look so good! I never used to like pecans or pecan pie. I don't know what changed, but I love pecans now!

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  14. It looks so yummy! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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