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    Pecan Muffins in Blood Orange Syrup

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    mandz's Note:

    These muffins are sweet, nutty and delicious!! They are an unashamedly decadent dessert that you don't need a special occasion to enjoy.

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    Serves: 12



    Units: US | Metric



    • 1 blood orange, zest of
    • 236.59 ml blood orange juice, pulp-free unsweetened
    • 236.59 ml unsweetened orange juice, pulp-free
    • 425 g white sugar


    • 14.79 ml honey
    • 300 ml thickened cream (for whipping)


    1. 1
      Preheat fan-forced oven to 170 degrees centigrade. Grease a muffin tray with 12 holes.
    2. 2
    3. 3
      Whisk egg whites and a pinch of the white sugar with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
    4. 4
      In a separate bowl, add zest of 1/2 blood orange and remainder of the sugar to the egg yolks. Whisk with an electric mixer till the yolks turn a pale yellow colour.
    5. 5
      Chop pecans in a food processor until coarsely chopped.
    6. 6
      Fold pecans, flour and semolina flour into egg whites. Fold yolk mixture in gently to combine. Fold gently to keep fluffiness in mixture.
    7. 7
      Spoon mixture evenly into muffin tray and cook in preheated oven for 18 minutes.
    8. 8
    9. 9
      Add zest of 1 blood orange, the white sugar, orange and blood orange juices to a heavy based saucepan.
    10. 10
      Cook on high heat, stir to dissolve sugar. Cook until it comes to a boil.
    11. 11
      Turn heat to low and simmer gently until it thickens slightly (about 8 minutes). Set aside.
    12. 12
    13. 13
      Whip cream until stiff. Fold honey through the cream.
    14. 14
      Make 12 blood orange segments by cutting each orange into 6 pieces and remove the skin.
    15. 15
    16. 16
      Take muffins out of oven and run a small spatula around each muffin to ensure they are not stuck to the pan.
    17. 17
      While syrup and muffins are still hot, pour 2 small ladles of syrup over each muffin while they are still in the muffin tray, reserving 125ml for serving.
    18. 18
      Serve one muffin with a tbsp of the whipped cream and honey mixture and a blood orange segment. Drizzle with 1 tbsp reserved syrup.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 03, 2008


      I am rounding this up from 3.5 stars. We really liked the blood orange syrup and all the pecans. The directions were a little more complicated than your average muffin recipe though. I added a pinch of salt to the muffins. I also halved the amount of syrup (then used only 75% of the sugar), and it was still nicely sweet. I served these with fat free whipped cream. DH thought the texture of these was similar to a scone. Very creative, good luck in the contest!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pecan Muffins in Blood Orange Syrup

    Serving Size: 1 (107 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 235.3
    Calories from Fat 158
    Total Fat 17.5 g
    Saturated Fat 7.0 g
    Cholesterol 122.8 mg
    Sodium 39.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 6.9 g
    Protein 5.1 g

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