Blanche's Miniature Cherry Muffins

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
36 to 40 muffins
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature, plus more for greasing tin
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs yolks, well beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • One 10-ounce jar maraschino cherries, drained, juices reserved
  • 2 eggs whites, stiffly beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Grease the cups of 2 mini-muffin tins and set aside.

Cream the butter and brown and granulated sugars. Add the beaten egg yolks, flour, baking powder and 3 tablespoons of the cherry juice, blending well. Fold in the egg whites. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of chopped pecans in the bottom of each muffin cup. Spoon in 2 teaspoons of batter, then place half a cherry in the center of the batter. Sprinkle a few pieces of chopped pecan on top of each muffin. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the tins and dust the muffins with powdered sugar while hot, so the sugar melts in.


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I followed the recipe to a "T" but I got a big clump of dough! What did I do wrong? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cherry is one of my favorite flavors and this doesn't disappoint. Just the right amount of cherry flavoring with the nice treat of cherry in the middle. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These tasted great and looked cute. However, It only yielded 17 mini muffins for me. I followed recipe exactly. Since it's only my husband and I, it turned out to be the perfect amount. I'll double recipe if I need more of them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were just delicious, made them before Christmas, great add-on to a dessert tray. Look forward to making them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are fantastic. Use Wilton mini foil liner and you'll have no problems. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just got done making them. Hard to get out of the pans even though I buttered them. But they are great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great! Loved the muffins! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have not made these because I am wondering if there is a typo as recipe calls for 2 tsp. of batter in cup...this is basically nothing, help? item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM....very tasty! #tastybites item not reviewed by moderator and published
I replaced maraschino cherries with cherry pie filling (in batter and on top) the muffins are so good. Tasty and easy recipe, loved it I’ll make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I Agree! I'm not sure why you have a 'pinit' button, half the time I cannot pin a recipe because the image is too small! A picture is worth a thousand words! It reminds you of what the dish actually looked like and many times, WHY you pinned it!I item not reviewed by moderator and published
"Pictures" would be nice too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Please place pitchers with recipes. So we can tell if it's coming out right. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They are miniature muffins item not reviewed by moderator and published

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