Monday, June 14, 2010

I Got a FREE Pear @ Work!

Someone at our office received a Harry and David Gift Basket and since no one wanted the pear and apple, I gladly took it home for baking. This recipe was adapted from my William Sonoma Muffins book but I made a few adjustments (of course!). They came out great and nothing beats FREE right?

Ingredients: (6 muffins)

1 c all-purpose flour
1/4 c granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp Pumpkin Spice
1 egg
1/4 c vegetable oil
1/2 c buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pear, chopped
1/2 c walnuts, chopped
1/2 c dried cranberries


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 6 muffin cups with paper liners.

2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and Pumpkin Spice.

3. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the egg, oil, buttermilk and vanilla. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, lightly fold the mixture into the dry ingredients just until combined. Stir in pear, nuts and cranberries.

4. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins. (I use a large ice cream scoop). Bake about 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes and then remove muffins from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.

1 comment:

Food Gal said...

No one wanted the pear or apple?!?! What kind of people do you work with?? LOL

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