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Pear, Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

It is harvest time in my garden and I love to use home grown fruit to bake. We don’t have an orchard, but our apple and pear trees provide plenty. You may have fruit growing in your garden or you could ask a neighbour, if you do, just remember to bake some for them!

After receiving some lovely and much appreciated feedback for my recipes I would like to invite you wonderful readers to send in your favourite recipes to feature in future editions. I am sure there are some talented bakers out there that would love to share their family favourites.

Ingredients:

12oz Lightly stewed pears and apples

(home grown from my garden)

3ozs Butter softened

3ozs Golden caster sugar

1tsp Cinnamon

2 Large eggs

9ozs Self raising flour

2tbsp milk

Red skinned eating apple, finely sliced

Melted honey


Method:

Peel and dice the pears and apples into small pieces. Place in a pan with a tablespoon of water and 1.5ozs golden caster sugar. Simmer over a low heat until softened and allow to cool.


Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Place muffin cases into a 12-hole muffin tin.

In a mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar together and then add the cinnamon. Mix in the egg and add the flour, mix well then stir in the milk.


Fold in the stewed pears and apples until well mixed. Spoon the mix into the muffin cases and place slices of red apple on the top of each muffin, brush the apple with melted honey.

Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool on a wire rack.


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