Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pecan Pie Muffins


Pecans are a staple in the south so I thought this recipe was perfect for Mardi Gras week.  My cousin and his wife, Tom and Reta, live in the heart of the south.  They have experience Mardi Gras for many many years the Louisiana way.  They have visited us many times and always bring gifts of pecans, Zaps Potato Chips, and jambalaya and dirty rice mixes.  It brings a little of the south to us in the Midwest and then we can enjoy some of those southern foods too. 

  I have had this recipe in my "to make someday" pile for years, so I thought I would give it a try. These Pecan Pie Muffins are sooo good.I had all the ingredients in my kitchen and didn't have to go out and buy anything.  They are super easy to make and truly taste like pecan pie.I love pecans so I tend to add them to everything. lol.  This is one staple I have to watch so my supply doesn't dwindle. 
Thanks Tom and Reta for all the goodies you have brought us over the years.  Have a great day and enjoy Mardi Gras!
Pecan Pie Muffins

1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
In a medium mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, and pecans leaving a hole or well in the mixture.  Beat eggs until frothy and add butter.  Add egg mixture to dry mixture and combine until just moistened. 
 Spoon batter into baking cups or a mini muffin pan sprayed with Bakers Secret.These are very gooey and sticky, just like pecan pie and you want to get every bite out of these. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until done. 

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