In these muffins you actually get better results if you use tinned pears rather than fresh. You can also add a little citrus zest.
I'm giving this recipe a "4," mostly on potential. Maybe it will be a "5" with some tinkering. It's pretty good, as is, but it lacks a little flavour. For those that prefer a subtle, laid back flavour -- this recipe might be okay "as is." For me, next time I make these, I intend to add about 2 tbsp sugar and maybe another half tin of pears. I've only been cooking for a few years, but I've learned that the best recipes are usually specific, so the cook doesn't have to guess. Finally, I wonder if adding more nutmeg and cinnamon would help the cause also. - 14 Jul 2008
Used different ingredients. used fresh pears instead of tinned, substituted apple sauce for oil & used fat free yoghurt - 14 Jul 2008
Used different ingredients. used fresh pears. They need more flavour. - 14 Jul 2008