Canned sweet cherries are the star of these muffins, with pecans in the supporting role.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups white sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups canned sweet cherries, drained
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar together; add butter and beat well.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, alternating with milk. Fold in the cherries and pecans; stir just to combine.
Scoop batter into prepared muffin pans and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.