Spiced Pear Muffins Recipe

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Spiced Pear Muffins

Amy Alusa

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@amyalulsa

This comes from Linda Jachhimstal via Taste of Home, 2000. I really like them...I am beginning to think of myself as the muffin queen. These have a really nice, unusual but delicious flavor I think. We like them and hope you do as well! Tell us what you think!


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Serves:

2 dz mini or 14 standard size muffins

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
brown sugar, packed
1/8 tsp
ground cloves
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
2 tsp
ground ginger
1/8 tsp
ground nutmeg
1
egg
1 c
(8 oz) plain yogurt
1/ c
vegetable oil
3 Tbsp
molasses
1 1/2 c
pears, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 c
raisins
1/3 c
walnuts, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, beat the egg, yogurt, oil and molasses until smooth.
2
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir together, but just until moistened. Fold in the pears, raisins and nuts.
3
Fill greased muffin cups (or place cup liners in the cups) about 3/4 full. Bake mini muffins at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes (or standard size muffin/cupcake cups for 18-22 minutes) until muffins test done. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen mini muffins or 14 standard sized muffins.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Muffins