Ginger Pear Muffins

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Welcome to Fall Flavors Week! I'm kicking things off with what I feel can sometimes be the "forgotten" fruit of the season, pears. I adore apples, but there's just something about biting into a beautifully ripe pear that makes my heart happy.

Pears can be persnickety though, and can go from not ready to gotta eat them today! very quickly.  I overbought when I hit the farm last time around, so I went searching through my mom and gram's recipes to see what I could use them in.

In there, I found a recipe for Ginger Muffins.  It included ginger (of course), cinnamon, and cloves, all things which feel like fall to me.  I was intrigued by the addition of the black pepper, too. 

I changed it up a little by adding the chopped pears, and then topping the muffins with some finely chopped crystallized ginger. I find it in the section of the grocery store where they have the candied fruits, raw pepitas, sunflower seeds, etc.  It's so good, I have a hard time not constantly snagging pieces to nibble on.

Thank you so much to Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures for hosting Fall Flavors Week! Be sure to go check out what all of the other bloggers are making, plus enter for your chance to win one of the great prize packages from Millican Pecan and Door County Coffee and Tea Company down below.

Here are some of our other favorite muffin recipes that you may enjoy:
Brown Sugar Oat Muffins
Zucchini Carrot Muffins
Caramel Banana Muffins
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins
Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins

Ginger Pear Muffins

Yield: 12


  • 2c flour
  • 3/4t salt
  • 1/2t ginger
  • 1T baking powder
  • 1/2t cinnamon
  • 1/4t cloves
  • 1/4t pepper
  • 1/4c sugar
  • 1/4c shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3c milk
  • 1/4c molasses
  • 1c chopped pear (about 1 large, peeled)
  • 2T crystallized ginger 
  • 2T raw sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray or line a 12c muffin tin
  2. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and spices.
  3. Cream shortening, and sugar and beat until fluffy.
  4. Add egg and molasses, stir well. Stir in milk.
  5. Add flour mixture, stirring until just combined.  Add pears.
  6. Top each muffin with crystallized ginger and raw sugar.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

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Welcome to Flavors of Fall where we celebrate all things associated with fall like squash, apples, pecans, sweaters, football; you get the idea!  Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures have gathered 24 bloggers who have over 100 recipes they’re sharing this week in celebration of cool weather and sweatshirts.  We hope you find many must make recipes so get your pinning, tweeting, and sharing fingers ready!

Here’s what we made for Monday:

Coffee Granita by Karen's Kitchen Stories

Cinnamon Glazed Donut French Toast by Daily Dish Recipes
Cranberry Pecan Coffee Cake by Family Around the Table
Ginger Pear Muffins by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Waffles by Tip Garden
Spiced Coffee Toffee Bread by Cheese Curd In Paradise

Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apples by Simple and Savory
Door County Maple Coffee-Crusted Steak by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fig and Brie Grilled Cheese by The Redhead Baker
Java Beef Flatbread Pizza by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Pecan Crusted Chicken Cutlets with Pears by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Skillet Sausage Potatoes and Cabbage by Everyday Eileen
Tuna Pot Pie by Palatable Pastime
Vegan Chili by Red Cottage Chronicles

Apple Cheesecake Streusel Bars by Love and Confections
Caramel Apple Cookie Cups by Sweet Beginnings
Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks by The Freshman Cook
Chocolate Cappuccino Biscotti with Pecans by Blogghetti
Cinnamon Maple Pecan Cookies by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Irish Apple Cake by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pecan Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by Crumb Top Baking
Pecan Pie Bars by Books n' Cooks
Pumpkin Bundts with Brown Butter Glaze and Candied Pecans by Our Good Life
Vegan Coffee Layer Cake by The Baking Fairy

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  1. What a great flavor combination! I'd love one as a mid-morning snack.

  2. I love pears. I think they get overshadowed by apples during the season. I'm glad to have another pear recipe.

  3. I love that you used pears - it's such an underrated fruit.


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