Prep: 15 min.; Bake: 20 min.; Cool: 1 hr., 15 min.
Southern Living Cooking School OCTOBER 2007
1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Beat spread and granulated sugar at high speed with an electric mixer 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add egg, and beat until blended. Gently fold in flour mixture. (Mixture will be dry. Do not overwork.) Fold in pears and cranberries just until combined.
2. Spoon batter into 24 miniature-muffin cups coated with cooking spray for baking, filling completely full.
3. Bake at 350º for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pans to wire rack, and cool 1 hour or until completely cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Garnish, if desired.
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