Glazed Pear Muffins

Brenda Andrews

By
@mrsbumblebee

I am not a get up and cook in the morning kind of girl! I have animals to feed and a kid to get out the door and the last thing I want to do is find breakfast but these muffins hit the spot and a super easy to make. The cinnamon teams up nicely with the pears and the glaze on top is just the final touch -- but you can't eat just one!?


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Serves:

12

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

cooking spray
2 large
pears with skin, ripe (bosc)
2 tsp
ground cinnamon, divided
1/3 c
sugar, granulated
1 tsp
fresh lemon juice
1/2 c
sour cream
1 large
egg, beaten
1-1/4 tsp
vanilla extract, divided
1/3 c
milk
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/4 tsp
ground ginger
1 Tbsp
water, or more if needed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and coat a 12- hole muffin tin with cooking spray.
2
Core and chop pears into tiny cubes; place in a large bowl.
Add ! teaspoon of cinnamon, granulated sugar and lemon juice to the pears; stir gently and set aside.
3
In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla and milk; set aside.
4
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda,salt, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Make a well with a spoon in the center of the flour mixture and pour sour cream mixture and fruit mixture, alternating in small batches, mix until barely blended. Do not over blend. (NOTE: Batter with be very thick.)
5
Drop batter into prepared muffin holes until about 2/3 - 3/4 full. bake until tops are golden about 25 - 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes in tin; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. ( or leave slightly warm to dip into glaze for easier preparation)
6
While muffins are cooling make glaze: Mix together powdered sugar, ginger, remaining 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla and warm water in a small bowl ( add another teaspoon of water if glaze is too thick.) Spread a thin layer of glaze over each muffin.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Muffins
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy