Pumpkin time is almost here, and what a tasty way to kick it off. I can't remember where this recipe came from, but it is so rich, and full flavored. If you love pumpkin, you will love these, and want to add them to your recipe box.
3 cups self rising butter
2 cups sugar
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
4 large eggs
1/2 cup vetetable oil
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
2 cups chopped dates
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, Arrange paper liners in 24 muffin tin cups
1. Stir together the flour, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Make a well in center.
2. Stir together eggs, oil, and pumpkin, then add to dry. Stir just until all is moistened.
3. Stir in dates and pecan.
4. Spoon batter into cups, filling 2/3 full, and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for 18-20 minutes (do toothpick test).