1 cup sugar1 cup fresh orange juice1 teaspoon grated orange zest1 medium seedless orange, all peel and pith cut away, fruit diced2/3 cup toasted pecans, finely chopped
Toast pecans in a 350 degree oven until aromatic – about 5 minutes. Combine first 4 ingredients in medium saucepan; bring to boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves and cranberries burst. Cook until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally, about 10 - 12 minutes. Remove from heat. Mix in orange pieces and pecans. Transfer to bowl. Cover and chill until cold. Top with finely chopped pecans for more texture.
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.