Pear Date Muffins With Neufchatel Frosting Recipe

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Pear Date Muffins With Neufchatel Frosting
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  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350°F.
  2. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin or line with muffin cups.
  3. Mix chopped dates, finely chopped pears, 1 tsp vanilla, spices and hot water together. Set aside until cooled.
  4. Cream 4 tbs butter, canola oil & brown sugar together until light.
  5. Add fruit mix to butter mix and stir until just combined.
  6. Add flour and mix until combined.
  7. Bake until a skewer inserted comes out clean (approx. 20-25 minutes).
  8. Leave to cool in the tray for 5 to 10 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool further and then frost once completely cooled.
  10. To make frosting:.
  11. Combine icing sugar, Neufchatel cheese, 1/3 cup butter and 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  12. Spread onto cooled muffins.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 565.64 Kcal (2368 kJ)
Calories from fat 120.4 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.38g 21%
Cholesterol 35.99mg 12%
Sodium 539.43mg 22%
Potassium 287.77mg 6%
Total Carbs 104.57g 35%
Sugars 33.32g 133%
Dietary Fiber 3.17g 13%
Protein 8.41g 17%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 2.1mg 11%
Calcium 59.4mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 380.31 Kcal (1592 kJ)
Calories from fat 80.95 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.99g 21%
Cholesterol 24.2mg 12%
Sodium 362.68mg 22%
Potassium 193.48mg 6%
Total Carbs 70.31g 35%
Sugars 22.4g 133%
Dietary Fiber 2.13g 13%
Protein 5.66g 17%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.4mg 11%
Calcium 39.9mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.8
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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