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Ginger Pear Muffins Recipe
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Ginger Pear Muffins Recipe

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This wonderful recipe has been in my files for years. The chunks of fresh pear make each bite moist and delicious. —Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups chopped peeled fresh pears
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin equals 174 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 162 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, beat brown sugar, oil and egg until well blended. Beat in buttermilk. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, salt and cinnamon; gradually beat into buttermilk mixture until blended. Stir in pears. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  2. For topping, combine brown sugar and ginger. Stir in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
  3. Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Ginger Pear Muffins in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2009, p96

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin equals 174 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 162 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

Made these last night. They were a hit with me and my youngest. Would double the topping next time. Not quite enough. Will make them again. Very light and doesn't sit heavy in the stomach.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

This is a great recipe! I added crystallized ginger in a tiny dice to the tops of the muffins before baking. The additional ginger gave them a great flavor, and a bit of an added crunch to the top.

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

Can these be made with canned pears if desperate and no fresh pears available? I am not a big muffin fan but these look delicious!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

Went to the store yesterday to get just get the pears. Made them. Couldn't wait for them to cool. So good, moist and wonderful flavor. Gave a few to neighbor who said they where reallllllly good. A keeper.

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

Delicate flavour, bursting with pear goodness and very moist. A definite make again!

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