- Dish type
- Mini cakes
- Fruit muffins
Pears are delicious eaten fresh but can also be used in a variety of recipes such as this muffin recipe. This is a marvellous weekend morning treat.
Cambridgeshire, England, UK
5 people made this
- 300g self raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 85g golden caster sugar
- 250ml milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 100g butter, melted
- 2 pears, such as Williams or Packham, peeled and cut into small chunks
- 100g soft toffee, chopped
MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:40min
- Heat oven to 200 C / fan 180 C / gas 6. Line a deep muffin tin with paper cases.
- Mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and a pinch of salt together in a large bowl, then stir in the sugar.
- Mix the milk, eggs and melted butter in a large jug and pour into the dry mix, along with the pears and a third of the toffee pieces.
- Stir until just beginning to combine -the batter should still be quite lumpy and have streaks of flour.
- Divide the mixture between the cases, and sprinkle with the remaining toffee.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until the muffins are risen, golden and feel firm when pressed (the toffee on top will be extremely hot so be careful not to touch it).
- Remove from the tin and place on a wire rack to cool.
South African apples and pears are in season from February to October.
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Not sure where I went wrong. Pears sunk to the bottom and toffee all melted, sticking the muffin to the paper. Bit too much cinnamon for my liking too. They did look great until I tried to get the paper off.-29 Sep 2014
Very easy muffin recipe! They smell delicious while baking and aren't too sweet. My only dilemma was finding 'soft toffee'; I used fudge in the end which I think was too soft. Will try keep a bag of Thornton's safely in my baking cupboard for future use.-29 Apr 2013