Caramelised Pear Muffins

These muffins have soft, caramelised pieces of pear, perfect for a cold winter’s day.


For the caramelised pears:

  • 20gr water
  • 80gr sugar
  • 3 pears (600gr peeled and cored)

For the muffin batter:

  • 150gr milk
  • 60gr melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 200gr flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbs paking powder
  • 40gr moist brown sugar
  • 1/8th tsp cinnamon

Makes 12


Combine the water and sugar in a thick based sauce pan. Heat without stirring until a deep caramel forms. Don’t allow it to become too dark or it will become bitter. Add the pears and leave to simmer until the juice has evaporated and a thick caramel sauce remains.

Combine the wet ingredients: milk, butter and egg.
Combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon.

With a spatula or wooden spoon: stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined – lumps in the batter are fine.
Briefly stir in the caramelised pears.

Scoop the batter into muffin cases.
Bake for 20-25 minutes on 200°C.