Pear & toffee muffins

Pear & toffee muffins

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 12

These gooey muffins are delicious warm when the toffee is still melty - you can reheat them in the microwave

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per muffin

kcalories
257
protein
5g
carbs
36g
fat
11g
saturates
6g
fibre
0g
sugar
15g
salt
0.62g

Ingredients

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 250ml milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 100g soft toffees, chopped into pieces
  • 25g flaked almonds

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Line a 12-hole deep muffin tin with paper cases. Tip the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and a pinch of salt into a large bowl, then stir in the sugar. Mix together the milk, eggs and melted butter in a large jug and pour into the dry mix all at once, along with the pears and a third of the toffee pieces. Stir briefly until just beginning to combine – the batter should still be quite lumpy and have streaks of flour.
  2. Divide the mixture between the cases, then sprinkle with the remaining toffee and the flaked almonds. Bake for 25-30 mins until the muffins are risen, golden and feel firm when pressed (the molten toffee will be extremely hot so be careful not to touch it). Remove from the tin to a wire rack to cool.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2008

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GoldLuula's picture
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I made these just now. They taste good, don't take long to make. Recipe says 12 muffins, but I managed to make 48 cupcakes...

paulacogar's picture
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Made these with rolos, was really looking forward to eating them but fairly disappointed though they were quite bland

goforitgrandma's picture
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Ooops - forgot to rate and as they were so delicious they deserve 5 stars !

goforitgrandma's picture
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I made these last night and, although I have read the previous comments, decided to make them to the recipe (well almost, I put all the chopped fudge in the mixture and none on top).
I took them to work this morning and they were all eaten immediately with very favourable comments. They were delicious and moist and will be made again before the weekend !!

mousepot's picture
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Forgot to rate them!

mousepot's picture
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I used ginger instead. They were delicious.

jeanknowles_3391's picture
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I made these, but substituted the pears for two eating apples, and the toffee for fudge. I used mixed spice instead of cinnamon too. They were really delicious, and were made and eaten in less than three hours. One tip is not to sprinkle fudge pieces on top. When it melts it drips down the sides of the paper cases, making them a bit messy and sticky.

ticket's picture
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I made this in a square tin instead of individual muffins. It worked wonderfully and I cut it into squares. Very yummy - especially when eaten still slightly warm!

babyg123's picture

I find that if you take away the pears and switch them for apples it tastes AMAZING yum yum yum

abroekman's picture
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Absolutely yummie. Used silicon moulds to bake them in so no paper required and they came out of those without a hitch. Very easy to make and very tasty.

charleybean's picture
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They came out well and looked fab but I didn't feel the cinnamon flavour went that well with the pear and toffee, I will probably leave that out next time or does anyone know an alternative to cinnamon? as I felt I couldn't really taste the pear and toffee x

squaccy's picture
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I used Fudge with this recipe and left out the almonds (nut free house) and it worked really well :) Lovely muffins that were much enjoyed by my OH and his family with some lovely cinnamon and pear flavours coming through. My only words of advice is: Make sure the flour at the bottom of the bowl has been just incorporated too (whoops!!) AND as many have said before, make sure the toffee/fudge pieces are pressed down into the mixture or they'll explode out the side. and its a pain to get off the baking tray!!!

tc1980's picture
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Lovely! I also used Rolos, and they went down very well

eleanorisme's picture
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I made these but they tasted quite eggy. Any suggestions why? Other than that, yummy.

eleanorisme's picture
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I haven't made them yet, but is it better to use toffee or soemthing else?

mooingzelda's picture
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Very tasty, but found the muffins very hard to pry away from the paper cases. Will try silicone cases next time!

kristina11's picture
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Loved the toffee chunks :)

pollymt's picture
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Made these in preparation for Christmas guests and trying to use up some very ripe pears. Used the toffee pennies out of a box of Quality Streets - hard to chop up but gets them used.

Just tried a wee one which didn't rise so well - absolutely delicious. The toffee hardens and sticks to your teeth - but that's part of the fun I reckon.

Hopefully, these will be appreciated by guests.

yghariani's picture

Lovely muffins, keep an eye on them as toffee can burn if on the surface.

carries's picture
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Very popular with group of fellow mums. But would make sure toffee pressed down into mixture. Not very peary more toffee flavour coming through.

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