Whiskey & Pear Muffins


Makes 6 large muffins

Adapted from a DELICIOUS recipe to be low chemical


  • 400g can pear slices in sugar syrup (reserve the syrup)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g creme fraiche
  • 2 Tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted


  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • ~3/4 cup reserved pear syrup from the tin
  • 2 Tbsp whiskey



Prepare the baking tray

  • Line 1 x 6 large muffin tray, with paper cases or cut out baking paper
  • 6 pieces of 16cm x 22cm baking paper
  • Preheat the Oven to 170 degrees Celsius
  • Drain the pears but reserve the sugar syrup for the whiskey syrup recipe
  • Roughly chop the pears and set aside
  • Cream the brown sugar and butter until pale and creamy
  • Beat in the creme fraiche and golden syrup
  • Add the vanilla and eggs and beat until combined
  • Gently incorporate the sifted flour 
  • Fold through 2/3 of the chopped pear
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the 6 lined muffin holes
  • Top with the remaining pear and cook for 40 minutes
  • Fan force the oven for a further 5 minutes to brown the top.
  • They are done when a skewer comes out clean


Prepare the Syrup
  • Combine the brown sugar, pear syrup and whiskey in a small saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Simmer for 8-10 minutes to reduce and slightly thicken the syrup

To Serve:

  • Drizzle the muffins with warm syrup
  • Serve remaining syrup is a pourable container, so it can be added as desired
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