Recipes and Cooking Gingerbread Pear Muffins 4.4 (13) For a delicious spiced muffin recipe try this mixture of chocolate, cinnamon, ginger, and molasses. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 25 mins Cool Time: 10 mins Bake Time: 15 mins Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ⅔ cup mild-flavored molasses ¼ cup butter, melted ¼ cup packed brown sugar 1 egg ½ cup boiling water 2 small pears, cut in 6 wedges each 3 ounce dark or bittersweet chocolate broken in small pieces Raw sugar, optional Directions Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly coat twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray and flour. In large bowl combine flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. In a second bowl whisk together molasses, butter, brown sugar, and egg. Pour into flour mixture. Stir until combined. Whisk in boiling water. Divide evenly among muffin cups. Add 1 pear wedge to each muffin, press lightly. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Sprinkle with raw sugar. Add chocolate piece to top of muffins. Cool in pan on rack 10 minutes. Use table knife to smooth melted chocolate. Remove from cups. Cool completely on wire rack. Makes 12. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 221 Calories 7g Fat 39g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 221 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 29mg 10% Sodium 163mg 7% Total Carbohydrate 39g 14% Total Sugars 21g Protein 1g Vitamin C 1.2mg 6% Calcium 60.6mg 5% Iron 2mg 11% Potassium 337mg 7% Folate, total 32.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.