Blanche's Miniature Cherry Muffins

Total Time:
30 min
20 min
10 min

36 to 40 muffins

  • 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

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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    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!
    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.
    They were just delicious, made them before Christmas, great add-on to a dessert tray. Look forward to making them again.
    These are fantastic. Use Wilton mini foil liner and you'll have no problems.
    Just got done making them. Hard to get out of the pans even though I buttered them. But they are great!
    Great! Loved the muffins!
    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?
    They are miniature muffins
    YUM....very tasty! #tastybites
    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.
    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
    "Pictures" would be nice too!
    Please place pitchers with recipes. So we can tell if it's coming out right.
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