For the Crust -
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour1/3 cup packed light brown sugar1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped coarse1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon baking powder6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces
For the Pecan Filling-1/2 cup packed light brown sugar1/3 cup light corn syrup4 tablespoons unsalted butter (½ stick), melted1 tablespoon bourbon or dark rum2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon salt1 large egg, lightly beaten2 cups toasted pecans, chopped coarse
Lee Epting, a true Southern gentleman and possibly one of the South's finest entertainers, passed along Epting Events' recipe for their signature red velvet cupcakes with pecans. We consider ourselves quite lucky to be able to share it with you.