Fresh Apple-Pear Cupcakes

Fresh Apple-Pear Cupcakes – These fresh apple-pear cupcakes are absolutely perfect for any fall time gathering – both kids and adults will love them!

Fresh Apple Pear Cupcakes

I don’t remember having pears regularly when I was growing up. Actually, they seemed like a gown-up fruit because they always reminded me of my dad. He used to slice a pear with his pocket knife and offer me a piece but I always turned it down. This is where I am really confused see, because I actually looooove pears. I don’t know where I got the notion that I didn’t like them but somewhere along the way I must have finally said yes to a pear and realized oh my gosh where have you been all of my life. 

I suppose my taste buds have matured.

Thank goodness at least part of me has grown up. 😉


These cupcakes though are not just for adults. My nephew fell in love with these apple-pear cupcakes! He said it was the cinnamon that did it. I’m sort of partial to the almond-hinted icing. And the apple-pear combo. And the moistness. And the sweetness. And and….

Yeah these are all-around marvelous and totally perfect for this crisp-Autumn weather we’re getting!

Oh and p.s. they are really fantastic warmed up a bit. So if you decide to pretend they’re muffins and eat them for breakfast I won’t judge.


Fresh Apple Pear Cupcakes

These fresh apple-pear cupcakes are absolutely perfect for Fall!
Course Dessert
Keyword apple, cupcake, pear
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Author Tiffany


  • 1 apple (gala or fuji), diced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1 pear, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk or heavy cream


  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, at room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners. Toss diced apple and pear pieces with 1 tablespoon flour, set aside.


  • Combine flour salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl. Set aside.
  • In another bowl cream sugar, cream cheese, and butter. Add milk, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat in egg. Stir in greek yogurt-milk mixture. Stir in apple and pear pieces. Pour batter into cupcake liners about 2/3 full.


  • Combine flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Mash in softened butter or margarine with a fork. Drop 1-2 teaspoons of topping mixture onto cupcakes. Bake 17-20 minutes or until an inserted knife or toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.


  • Whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and cream cheese. Stir in almond extract. Drizzle over cupcakes or dup cupcakes into glaze. Allow to set. Store in airtight container. Best eaten within 1-2 days.

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This is a great combination using the apples and pears together in these cupcakes. A great adaption from the Cooking Light version of the Amaretto Apple Streusel Cupcakes.

Love the combination of apples and pears, these sound delicious I will be trying these soon. Thanks for sharing.

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