These were certainly delicious, but I had to jazz it up a little to my own tastes. Like other reviewers have noted, the "filling" mixture as written is soupy and impossible to work with; mine was also a very unappetizing shade of brown from all of the added vanilla. I added 4 ounces (half a package) extra of cream cheese, and then whisked it together; there were a few lumps, but the filling didn't run all over the place. I didn't have any pecans, so I had to improvise: the only nuts I had on hand were macadamia nuts, and truthfully, I think they were more awesome! Great compliment to the pumpkin. As for the pumpkin base itself, I used an entire 16 ounce can of pumpkin, since I didn't want to stick the remaining 1/3 cup in a tupperware container. The pumpkin was spot on, but I doubled the cinnamon and added ginger, allspice and nutmeg to make it spicier, and it was great. With these extras, my second batch of of muffins were outstanding, but without them (more cream cheese, more pumpkin, more spices), it was slightly bland. A great base recipe.
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These were certainly delicious, but I had to jazz it up a little to my own tastes. Like other...