Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lemon Mulberry & Pecan Muffins with a Crumb Topping

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Lemon Mulberry & Pecan Muffins with Crumb Topping

"Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush" - actually the "Mulberry bush" is more of a tree - maybe in the mid 1800's when this Nursery Rhyme originated they were smaller (hahaha).  We have a volunteer Mulberry plant in our yard and it was loaded with wonderful berries this year.  I created this recipe - I hope you like it as much as we did.

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Printable Recipe

Lemon Mulberry & Pecan Muffins
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup mulberries (rinsed & strained)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg (lightly whisked)
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups flour
1/2 cup melted butter (cooled to lukewarm temperature)
1/2 cup milk

Begin by melting the butter - set aside to cool.  Now is a good time to rinse & strain the Mulberries and set aside until later.  In a large mixing bowl mix the cooled melted butter, egg, sugar & milk - stir until combined.  Add the lemon zest & the lemon juice to this mixture.  Now mix in the flour, salt & baking powder and stir just until combined.  Finally add the pecans & the mulberries - again just lightly stirring until combined (see picture below on the left)

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Spray/butter a 12 piece muffin tin and spoon a little of the batter in each space until all of the dough has been used (see picture below).  Next step is to make the streussel Crumb Topping.
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Streussel Crumb Topping
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Butter
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium bowl stir together the sugar & flour and then cut in the butter & vanilla until it is crumbly.  Sprinkle a little of the crumb topping on top of each muffin (see below).

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Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or test & when a toothpick is inserted & comes out clean - then it is perfectly baked.  Cool on a baking rack in the pan for a few minutes & then remove from the pan. 
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Serve warm or cool & ENJOY!

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  1. Thanks for linking up with us this week! That looks delicious! My parents used to have a mulberry bush in their backyard, I remember that was the BEST part of summer, picking them off and eating them!! When I make streusel I mix milk and powdered sugar for the topping.. ah, so good!

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  2. I'll bet a lot of people have never had a mulberry! Years ago I had a huge mulberry tree in my back yard and my daughter used to sit there eating them! Thanks for the recipe. :-)

  3. Looks and sounds so good, since I don't have a mulberry(sigh), I'm gonna try blueberries or cranberries. Thanks for sharing....saw you at Wake Up Wednesday blog link-up.

  4. I've never heard of mulberries before, but these look delightful. Thank you for sharing such a creative recipe with us at the Creative Style Linkup!

  5. These would be great with Sunday Brunch!! Pinning and sharing on FB!!

    Hugs from Freedom Fridays!!

  6. I haven't had mulberries in years! This recipe sounds really great!

  7. This looks so good! Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope you will stop by tonight at 7 pm. We love having you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls


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