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Spiced Pear Muffins & Vanilla Bean Pear Glaze

Spiced Pear Muffins with a Warm Vanilla Pear Glaze
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Muffins, Pear Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 292 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 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


  1. In a mixing bowl mix both sugars and butter together until fluffy.
  2. Add in the eggs, vanilla, and half & half and mix. The mixture may look curdled. Don't worry it will smooth out.

  3. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and spices.
  4. While mixing slowly add the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Continue to mix until well combined.
  5. Fold in diced pears.
  6. Line your muffin pan with papers.
  7. Fill muffin molds with the batter.
  8. Bake in the oven at 400F. for 22 - 24 minutes.

For the Glaze

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan on medium-low heat.

  2. Add powdered sugar, nectar, and milk and whisk until sugar is melted and ingredients are well combined.


  1. Pour the desired amount of warm glaze over muffins and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Spiced Pear Muffins & Vanilla Bean Pear Glaze
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.8g17%
Saturated Fat 6.5g41%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.2g
Cholesterol 57.7mg19%
Sodium 202.5mg9%
Potassium 101.6mg3%
Carbohydrates 46.3g15%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 3.8g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.