I love making muffins. Simple ingredients are mixed with fruit and in less than thirty minutes home-baked-happiness-happens.
These vanilla pear muffins are a delicious riff on a great recipe I found on allrecipes website. Instead of yogurt, I use creme fraiche, giving them a welcome French twist. If you can't find creme fraiche, sour cream would work too. I find creme fraiche at Trader Joe's and lots of other markets these days. I also tweaked the other ingredients, omitting the pecans in the original recipe, and bumping up the vanilla. The muffins bake up golden brown and so moist. The vanilla really works with the pears. They're my new favorite.