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Cranberry Pecan Muffins

I often serve these colorful muffins when my United Methodist circle meets at my home. They are always a hit.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    16 muffins


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Fold in sour cream. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and pecans.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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  • dozer77
    Feb 6, 2013

    They are very moist and really easy to make.I used frozen cranberries and lots of pecans.

  • RachelElsa
    Feb 27, 2012

    Fluffy and delicious. I used the pecans as part of the topping rather than folding them into the batter, but otherwise folowed the recipe exactly.

  • MaryNelson
    Oct 1, 2011

    Yes, but I always switch out the cranberries and the pecans. I used sun dried cherries and walnuts instead. Delish! I tried this recipe with the cranberries and the pecans, but the cherries and walnut provide more flavor. The sweetness of the cherries just burst in your mouth!