Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Southern Pecan Pie Muffins

Classic southern pecan pie muffins.

Southern Pecan Pie Muffins

I had a taste for these classic Pecan Pie Muffins the other day, so while it's practically a no-recipe, recipe that is in most every Southerner's recipe box, here they are. They are rich, chewy muffins that tastes a lot like a piece of pecan pie. They really do!

They are a little bit sticky and delicate though, so until you make them a few times I advise using paper liners in your muffin tin just for ease of removal. Lightly spray the paper cups with non-stick spray though so that the muffin doesn't try to adhere to the paper making them crumble to pieces when you pull the paper off.

Look how nice and tender these are and of course, there's plenty of pecan. Personally, I love the little crunchy edges that spill over on to the top of the muffin tin.


Common on the potluck, funeral food and other social event circles, these delightful muffins are always a hit no matter where you take them, so be prepared to offer up the recipe, just in case somebody doesn't have it. They may not be like your usual classic muffins, but they're super easy to make - 5 simple ingredients is all there is to it.


Recipe: Southern Pecan Pie Muffins

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 25 min | Yield: 12 muffins


Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of self rising flour
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper muffin liners and spray the liners with Baker's Joy non-stick spray.

Cream the butter until smooth; add the sugar and beat until blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat in. Add the flour and the pecans and fold in gently until blended; do not beat. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins a little more than halfway full. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center muffins comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack.

Cook's Notes: These are a bit sticky and delicate, so until you make them a few times I advise using paper liners in your muffin tin just for ease of removal. Lightly spray the paper cups with non-stick spray, so that the muffin doesn't try to adhere to the paper, making them crumble when you pull the paper off. Doubles great for 24 muffins.

Variation: Can use light brown sugar. Can also do bite sized mini-muffins, perfect for parties, but start checking those at about 12-15 minutes. You'll get about 2-1/2 dozen.

Tip: If you aren't using liners, allow the muffins to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing, unless you are making mini-muffins. Remove those as soon as you can easily manage them and set on a cooling rack.

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18 comments:

  1. These look delicious! Often I find that most folks don't make muffins, cupcakes (really much of anything) form scratch anymore. This is the perfect recipe to show just how easy it is.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I am sure these muffins would be a hit with many of my friends here in Tennessee. I look forward to making them.

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  3. these look like wonderful little bites of yummy goodness Mary. can't wait to try them♥

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  4. I am always looking for something easy to take for morning Staff meetings at work. This sounds like it would be perfect.

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  5. I haven't heard of these before, but I'm sure going to make them; we love muffins any time of day, so these will be a hit I'm sure!

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  6. wow! That's it? They look fabulous.

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  7. Girl, I've got to make a gluten free version of this!!! Love it!

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  8. had a aunt that made something similar, but I have not tasted these in years - thanks for reminding me of something I should remember... your look, sound like they are out of this southern hemisphere...

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  9. I love these! I haven't made them in forever. I need to make a batch.

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  10. Just the name alone makes me crave them!

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  11. Love Pecan Pie and these muffins look and sound fab! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  12. Oh wow! Sounds yummy as usual.
    When friends ask me for foodie blog addresses yours is the first I give out.

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  13. Any recipe that begins with "Southern Pecan Pie" wins me over every time. I miss the Southern Praline Pecan cheesecake that used to be on the menu at The Cheesecake Factory - - used to be one whole one for Thanksgiving. Love these little treats, Mary!

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  14. These look so great. I know my family would love these.

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  15. I am always looking for new muffin recipes and this one sounds like a winner.

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