The combination of pears, walnuts and bacon has true synergy. The pears cut the smokiness of the bacon, turning a supper muffin into something extra-special - just what's needed to accompany a simple repast of soup or salad.
Excerpted from 750 Best Muffin Recipes by Camilla V. Saulsbury, ©2010 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.
1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour (425 mL)
1 tbsp baking powder (15 mL)
1 tsp dried thyme (5 mL)
1⁄2 tsp salt (2 mL)
1⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar (60 mL)
2⁄3 cup unsweetened pear nectar (150 mL)
1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, melted (125 mL)
1 1⁄2 cups chopped peeled pears (375 mL)
1⁄2 cup crumbled cooked bacon (125 mL)
1⁄2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (125 mL)
Makes 12 muffins
Tip: To save time, consider using precooked bacon. Look for pouches of crumbled precooked bacon in the supermarket where salad dressings and croutons are shelved.
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