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Fresh Pear Bread

 Fresh Pear Bread
"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."
32 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached 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

Directions

  • 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).
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 168 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 144 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.