Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pecan Pie Muffins

I thought you might enjoy a little gem of a recipe. This came from a friend of mine whose daughter won a blue ribbon at the fair! I have played with the ingredient amounts as you will read below. The picture shown is when I was experimenting with different sized muffin tins so please excuse the un - uniformity! This recipe is great for a brunch. I prefer them best after they have had time to rest. In my opinion they just aren't as tasty right out of the oven. Enjoy!

Pecan Pie Muffins

2 c. Brown sugar, packed
1 c. Flour
2 c. Pecans, chopped (I load my batter down with more!)
1 1/3 sticks. butter, melted (original recipe called for cups)
4 lg Eggs, beaten

Combine brown sugar, flour & pecans; set aside.
Combine butter & eggs; mix well. Stir in flour mixture until moistened.
Fill mini muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake 350º for 15-20 minutes or until done. (the best ones of mine took 17 minutes)
Remove from pans & cool on wire racks.

If you don't remove them from the pan they get cement hard once the sugar cools.

On a personal note, thank you to all of you that have written notes during my blogger leave of absence. I confess that my break away from the blogging world was longer than I thought it would be. I will be blogging now and then; as the spirit moves me so to speak.


  1. Hi Vanessa, ~Welcome Back~
    I'm so happy to see you back to blogging!
    I hope your summer has been going well.

    This muffin recipe sounds delicious! I'm sure it is a special and tasty one to win a blue ribbon. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

    Have a blessed evening my friend.
    ~Warmly, Melissa :)

  2. aThese look good -- will have to make them for tea sometime.

  3. Original and great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi Vanessa, I am so glad to see you post!!!! These muffins sound so good, but anything with pecans, and butter, and brown sugar..has to be delish!!! I will try them soon!!!! Thanks for the recipe! Nancy

  5. Vanessa, my dear dear friend! How very pleased I am to see you blogging again. My eyes are filled with tears of joy to see your words and to "hear" your voice. This is absolutely wonderful!!

    And of course, so are those gorgeous sounding muffins. You know me and brown sugar and butter. A sure way to win my heart over and over again (not that you have to try the least little bit).

    {{Hugs}} my friend. I am so very happy!

  6. Hi Vanessa!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! How great that you have a home on Watauga Lake! It is so beautiful there and we really enjoyed our day. I live in NC now, but I lived in the Johnson City, TN area for a few years. That is when we discovered the lake. It was so quiet during the week when we were on it. I was wondering...does it get more crowded during the weekend? How often do you get to go to the lake?

  7. Vanessa, So glad to see you back. These muffins look wonderful. Sometimes we all need a break. I didn't understand it when I first started blogging, but I can see that there might come a time when I have no more to say. Don't tell my husband that I said that.

  8. Great to see you back! I'm on my own little break just now too. The muffins look delicious :)