In the spirit of the season, we are going to give thanks for good friends who host, do most of the cooking, and let you hang out with them over a long holiday weekend. You also give thanks for lots of blog posts, so you can mimic the television programs and mix in repeats with some limited new content.
The last two late nights I have been mixing up these seasonal favorites to take as hostess requests/gifts, bags of yumminess for all and sundry. I MAY have eaten a bunch of them myself. They always disappear before I remember to take pictures.
Pecan Pie Muffins (really, they’re tiny tarts)
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans, obviously!)
½ cup plain flour (all-purpose is fine)
2/3 cup butter (regular, salted)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Spray little muffin pan liberally.
Do not overfill tins. Batter will run over the side. Place a pan on a rack underneath your baking tin to prevent having to clean up bottom of oven. Scrubbing your oven the next day is no fun at all.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Let cool for about 10-15 minutes. Important to let them cool down and set so you can get them out of the muffin tin. You may have to coax them out with a knife.
If you are reusing the same pan for rest of batter, clean out tins with paper towel and respray liberally.
Depending on the size of your little muffin pan, you can get 24-48.
Like little tiny decadent bite-sized pecan pies. Good warm!
Originally posted in May 2010
Taken on Thanksgiving Day 2013