Spiced Pear Muffins are lightly spiced with a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Full of diced pears and drizzled with a vanilla pear glaze.
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These Spiced Pear Muffins are perfect for Fall. They have a lightly spiced flavor combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. They are full of diced pears and are baked to a golden brown. On top, we drizzled a vanilla bean pear glaze that is just heavenly!
These Spiced Pear Muffins are full of pear flavor. Those spices just say Fall is here! Can you see yourself on a chilly Fall morning in a comfy sweater having these with your morning cup of coffee? I can and I did!
When to make Spiced Pear Muffins
Fall of the year.
These are great to make when you find Pears on sale typically at the end of Summer or Early Fall.
This unique muffin recipe is perfect for Fall. All the fall flavors gently blended into pear muffin.
How to Tell if a Pear is Ripe
Use ripe pears for maximum flavor.
To tell if a pear is ripe gently press on the pear and if it gives then it is ready to eat.
- Ground Ginger
Before baking, check the expiration dates on your spices. Spices to expire and lose their flavor.
Also, check your baking powder expiration date. If you have expired baking powder toss it out. Expired baking powder does affect how your baked goods turn out.
I use Rumford Baking Powder. It is aluminum-free. Why aluminum-free? Aluminum is a food additive that the body does not need and long term exposure can lead to health problems.
To Glaze or Not to Glaze
If you are having problems trying to find Pear Nectar I find it in the juice aisle or the Mexican food aisle of my grocery store.
Be sure to buy nectar and not juice.
These spiced pear muffins are great even without the glaze.
We won’t hold it against you if you skip the glaze.
But for those of you who take that extra step, high five! Awesome right?!
It just takes the muffin to a whole new level.
Some people put butter on their muffins. Today we put a glaze!
This glaze is also good on other breakfast foods like pancakes and waffles.
Muffin Making Tips
- When making these muffins or any muffin don’t over mix.
- Mix gently and with fewer strokes as possible.
The more you mix the more they turn into cement. Ok, not cement maybe hockey pucks. They are hard and not light and airy. Just mix until ingredients are combined.
Whatever you do don’t turn on your kitchen-aid mixer and walk away.
Read more on Tips for Making Muffins.
More Muffin Recipes
Don’t forget the apples! Apples are in season this Fall too!
Recipes with Ripe Pears
Pear Tart with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions, and Pecans
Spiced Pear Muffins Recipe
Spiced Pear Muffins & Vanilla Bean Pear Glaze
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 8 tbsp butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup half & half
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 ripe pears cored and diced.
For the Glaze
- 1 Tbs butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbs pear nectar
- 2 Tbs whole milk
In a mixing bowl mix both sugars and butter together until fluffy.
Add in the eggs, vanilla, and half & half and mix. The mixture may look curdled. Don't worry it will smooth out.
In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and spices.
While mixing slowly add the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Continue to mix until well combined.
Fold in diced pears.
Line your muffin pan with papers.
Fill muffin molds with the batter.
Bake in the oven at 400F. for 22 - 24 minutes.
For the Glaze
Melt butter in a small saucepan on medium-low heat.
Add powdered sugar, nectar, and milk and whisk until sugar is melted and ingredients are well combined.
Pour the desired amount of warm glaze over muffins and serve.