Tasty Recipes for The Holiday -Pecan Muffins with Cherries
Breakfast, snack or dessert these are good any time of day!
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs (separated)
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
1 small jar Maraschino cherries, drained
1 package (8 oz) finely ground pecans
Cream the butter and sugar together well. Mix in beaten egg yolk, flour, baking powder, cherry juice and egg whites. Grease the muffin pan or line with papers. Sprinkle finely ground pecans into each well or cup. Put in a spoonful of dough, a whole cherry, then another spoonful of dough on top of the cherry so that the cherry will be in the center of each muffin. Sprinkle more ground pecan on top and place a sliced pecan half on top of each muffin, more if you want more on top. You can place several pecan slices in the shape of a flower on top for a decorative look. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees F. Remove from muffin pan to wire racks for cooling. Sprinkle finished muffins lightly with powdered sugar.