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Fresh Pear Bread Recipe
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Fresh Pear Bread Recipe

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"When our tree branches are loaded with ripe juicy pears, I treat my family and friends to loaves of this cinnamony bread that's richly studded with walnuts and pears," writes Linda Patrick from Houston, Texas. "I always receive raves and requests for the recipe."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups finely chopped peeled ripe pears (about 4 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 168 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 144 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; stir into the egg mixture just until moistened. Toss pears with lemon juice. Stir pears and walnuts into batter (batter will be thick).
  2. Spoon into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.
Originally published as Fresh Pear Bread in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p46

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 168 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 144 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Fresh Pear Bread

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Reviewed May. 17, 2014

I've made this bread several times and each time it is delicious - family loves it. I also substitute bananas for the pears and it is now our favorite banana bread as well.

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Reviewed Mar. 28, 2014

I used half pears and half blackberries. It was fine, but I just wasn't crazy about the texture of the bread.

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

I had Olympic Asian pears from my farm share that needed to be eaten. These type of pears weren't too sweet, so I was afraid that the bread might not turn out sweet enough. Not the case at all! This bread is so delicious and easy to make. I will definitely come back later to bake this again!

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

A real keeper. Family loves it. Will need to make more!

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Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

Made this the other day and it is delicious. Family really enjoyed. Good to freeze

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