Glazed Pear Muffins

Brenda Andrews


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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15 Min
25 Min


  • ·
    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
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp
    water, or more if needed

How to Make Glazed Pear Muffins


  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.

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About Glazed Pear Muffins

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

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