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Sinful Sticky Bun Pumpkin Muffins

Sinful Sticky Bun Pumpkin Muffins



2 cups pecan halves and pieces

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 cups granulated sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin

1 cup canola oil

4 large eggs


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

2. Stir together melted butter and next 2 ingredients. Spoon 1 rounded teaspoonful butter mixture into each cup of 2 lightly greased 12-cup muffin pans, and top each with 1 rounded tablespoonful pecans.

3. Stir together flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl, and make a well in center of mixture. Whisk together pumpkin, next 2 ingredients, and 2/3 cup water; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.

4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pans, filling three-fourths full. Place an aluminum foil-lined jellyroll pan on lower oven rack to catch any overflow.

5. Bake at 350° on middle oven rack for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert pan immediately to remove muffins, and arrange muffins on a wire rack. Spoon any topping remaining in muffin cups over muffins. Let cool 5 minutes.

Baked Pumpkin Squares Recipe


You’re wasting a wonderful resource if you carve your pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern and throw out the rest. Most people buy pumpkins only for it’s decorating ability and don’t think twice about the nutritional value it has.

Since pumpkins are a variety of squash, there are many recipes available for pumpkins. Bake up a delicious side-dish to your favorite Harvest meal. You’ll appreciate not only the fresh baked aroma of pumpkin, but the tasty addition to your meal.

Find the freshest pumpkin you can from a genuine pumpkin patch or farmer’s market and whip up a side dish with this simple baked pumpkin recipe.

1) Cut the pumpkin into serving-sized squares and arrange on a cookie sheet and bake at about 350° until they’re tender and lightly browned.

2) Add optional seasonings such as chopped onions and peppers, bacon bits, chives, honey, brown sugar and sour cream.

3) Melt butter on them while they’re still hot and voila, a yummy addition to any meal!


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