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Pear Muffins

September 24, 2016 (Last Updated: March 9, 2020)

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Fresh Pear Muffins! These delicious muffins are made with fresh pears and a touch of cardamon.

Pear muffins made with fresh pears served on a white plate

I am still swimming in a sea of fresh pears! I am slowly working my way through them one-by-one making pear chips, canning pears and now making these delicious muffins.Fresh Pears in a blue bowl.

This recipe doesn’t use a lot of pears and I was a bit hesitant to stop all the canning and dehydrating to make muffins. But I love muffins. It is my excuse to stop and enjoy a cup of coffee and have a bite to eat. These muffins are definitely worth making.

A muffin cut in half on a plate.

These muffins are super light with very mellow flavors. Pears are very light in flavor and adding a touch of cardamon is just the right spice to match the pears.

What Ingredients are needed for Pear Muffins?

  • Fresh Pears
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Cardamon
  • Egg
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sour Cream
  • Vanilla

Can I use canned pears in these muffins?

I used fresh pears when making these muffins, however canned pears work too. If using canned pears, drain pears and pat dry with a paper towel before using. 

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Pear Muffins with a blue bowl in the background

If you’ve made these muffins, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop

Pear Muffins made with fresh pears and a touch of cardamon.

Pear Muffins

A light muffin with fresh pears and cardamon. 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 182 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamon
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons milk or cream
  • 2 cups diced pears


  • Mix dry ingredients together
  • Mix egg, oil, sour cream vanilla and milk together.
  • Add to dry ingredients, stir until mixed
  • Fold in dice pears
  • Scoop into paper lined muffin tins or spray with nonstick spray.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees


Calories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 115mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 130IUVitamin C: 1.2mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 1.1mg
Keyword muffin recipe, pear baking recipes, pear bread, pear muffins
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  • Reply
    Fred G
    April 29, 2019 at 8:34 am

    5 stars
    Sounds great for anytime a snack is wanted

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      April 29, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      These muffins make perfect snack food.

  • Reply
    October 7, 2016 at 5:16 am

    I just finished trying this new pear recipe. And it sounded wonderful, however it seemed to not use enough liquid. I don’t know if it was because I substituted the sour cream with yoghurt but I got a very gumming texture I had to add in more milk. Any suggestions?

    • Reply
      October 7, 2016 at 5:44 am

      Hi Cheryl,
      I’m sorry these muffins didn’t turn out for you. I haven’t made these with yogurt so I’m not certain if that is the issue. This batter is thick, but shouldn’t be gummy. I will recheck my measurements the next time I make these to make certain I’ve got them all correct. I’ll keep you posted! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    September 28, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I’m waiting on my first pears of the season to ripen. Once they do, I hope to make a pie and these muffins! What a great recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

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      September 29, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      I hope they ripen soon!

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    Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss
    September 28, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Oooooh! I’ve never had a pear muffin before. But seeing this post really made me want to make a big batch of muffins, have one (or two!) and then freeze the rest for a rainy day ๐Ÿ™‚ I love having my muffins with a cup of coffee too! Thanks for sharing, Kathy!

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      September 29, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      Next time I need to make a double batch and freezing some too! I love having muffins in the freezer.

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    September 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Give me all the muffins! They look delicious.

  • Reply
    September 27, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    I never thought to add pear in muffin batter but these look delicious! And cardamom sounds good!

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    [email protected]
    September 27, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Fresh pears are just soooo good! I often forget about pears because of apples but it’s so silly of me! These muffins sound delicious!

  • Reply
    September 27, 2016 at 11:07 am

    5 stars
    I have never tried muffin with pear before. Sounds delicious!

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    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    September 27, 2016 at 4:49 am

    I’ve never had a pear muffin before! I bet these are SO good and moist. What a perfect way to use up those pears, Kathy! Love to have one of those right now with my coffee ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      September 27, 2016 at 5:29 am

      Very delicious!

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