Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pecan Pie Cupcakes

Oh! Nuts

This past month I was lucky enough to be contacted by a marketing representative from Oh! Nuts, an online retailer of nuts, candies, dried fruits, and a multitude of other offerings. Lucky me, I was shipped Raw Georgia Pecans, Dried Turkish Apricots, and Raw Unsalted Macadamia Nuts. This post is dedicated to the pecans, but you can look forward to future posts with the other goodies.

First I wold like to say that these nuts are truly of the highest quality. I am not really the type to just snack on nuts, but I kept sneaking into the bag. I thought these pecans would be perfect for this pecan pie cupcake recipe as the key ingredient is the pecan. I came across this recipe quite a while ago. In fact, it was so long ago that I do not remember where I found it. I know it is posted on RecipeZaar, but I am sure that is not where I saw it posted. Anyhow, I made them and they really taste just like pecan pie in a cupcake (or some would say muffin) form. My only advice as to the recipe is to make sure you grease and flour the cupcake pan or use a liner. I only used non-stick spray and they stuck terribly!

Pecan Pie Cupcakes
from RecipeZaar

1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup butter, melted
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Grease and flour a miniature muffin tin. Fill each cup 3/4 full. Bake in preheated oven approximately 18 minutes. When cool decorate as desired. (I sprinkled some with powdered sugar and drizzled some with melted chocolate.)