Spiced Pear Muffins Recipe

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Spiced Pear Muffins

Amy Alusa


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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2 dz mini or 14 standard size muffins
15 Min
15 Min


2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
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 c
(8 oz) plain yogurt
1/ c
vegetable oil
3 Tbsp
1 1/2 c
pears, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 c
1/3 c
walnuts, chopped


1In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, beat the egg, yogurt, oil and molasses until smooth.
2Make 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.
3Fill 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