Pears with Citrus is the thing for the cold. One is comforting while the other refreshes. This recipe calls for lime as it balances the sweetness of pears with its tart acidity better than any other citrus cousin. But, you can easily use orange or lemon zest in its place if you find lime too strong a flavor!
These are great bites for breakfast and will last up to a week when stored in sealed containers, on the counter.
This recipe was originally published in Nourished Magazine. It is posted here with permission.
Lime + Pear Muffins
1-1/2 cup AP flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup salted butter, melted
3/4 cup milk
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 large ripe pear, chopped small
zest of 1 lime
Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and flour a muffin baking tray.
In a mixing bowl, rub the zest and sugar between your fingers for several minutes to release the oils.
Beat in the egg, melted butter until smooth. Gradually fold in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the milk to incorporate and mix in the pear pieces.
Fill each cup, 3/4th full. Bake for ~20 minutes until springy to touch.
Cool on rack and store in an airtight container.