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Fresh Pear Bread Recipe

Fresh Pear Bread Recipe

"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 YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 168 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein

Reviews for Fresh Pear Bread

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Substituted unsweetened applesauce for the vegetable oil to reduce the fat calories. Recipe creates a moist, flavorful, attractive nibble. Thank you."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2015

"Always a winner as written!. My paper copy from 1999 magazine is tattered and torn. In an dire emergency canned pears worked too."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"Excellent bread, moist and sweet. Don't cut it until it is completely cool or you'll have to eat it with a fork."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"We have 2 pear trees that produce an abundance of fruit. Most of the pears get canned, but I like to set aside pears for pies and breads and cakes. My husband declared this moist and tasty. He ate one loaf and I froze the other loaf."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"I found this recipe when I had an abundance of pears from my parents tree. I just wish I had come across years ago. I made six small loaves with this recipe. Everyone loves it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"This was a big hit baked in small holiday loaves. Great recipe, thanks!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"I seen this recipe and since it's pear season, decided to try it. "Amazing" my family LOVED it. I made recipe exactly, dough is little thick and instead of 2 reg. loaf pans made 6 mini 5x3 loaves. My 11 yr. old grandaughter took it to school to share with her friends, I had my gal pals up for coffee and they raved. I will definately be baking this many times. just deliousous and the bread is moist and yummy and can really taste the pear."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"Made this for my grandson yesterday,and he just "loves it" the kicker is that he does not care for pears. It is a nice moist bread with great tasting flavor. Will make it many times in future! Thanks for sharing it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"I had pears that needed used I was a 1 1/2 cups short so I added some apples. It turned out great I do think it needs a little more cinnamon maybe even a little nutmeg. I put nuts in one and left them out of the other due to a friend has a nut allege. Over all it was good I just think it's missing a little some thing. Will make the over and over though it was great."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"we loved this! i will make it again and again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"This bread was full of moist pears and so yummy! I will make it again and again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"Very good--moist and mild-flavored."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"My husband raved about this pear bread. He never "tasted a more delicious bread." It is moist, with a crispness to the crust and just so good! Thank you so much for this recipe. I'll definitely make it again and share it with friends and family."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"This is such a deicious recipe. My whole family loved it, which is a miracle with 4 little ones and a picky husband! I'll definitely make it again :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"My 2 year old son is very picky but he loved this bread that he ate half a loaf in one sitting! I thought it was good too and I don't like pears."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"I loved this recipe, and so did my boys. It will be a nice change from banana and zucchini bread."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"This bread is awesome -- really good sliced very thin and served with a cup of hot tea."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"I found this delicious recipe last year and could hardly wait for my fresh pears to ripen so I could make it again. I've just made two batches and it's ever bit as good as I remembered."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"This bread is wonderful and freezes very well. I tried this as I had pears to use up and I am so glad that I decided on this recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"My Husband was skeptical about the pears, but once he tried it, the loaf was gone! Wonderful recipe!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"Delicious. The only thing I added extra was 1 cup of raisins. It freezes well also."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"This is the best pear bread I've found. I make it every fall. I use 4 large pears and have never worried how many cups it is and it always turns out perfect!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"I had some pears that needed to be used up and I found this recipe. My 4 pears barely made up 2 cups, so I chopped up some apples to get the 4 cups of finely chopped fruit. I have children requesting I make it again. I thought it was really good and I don't like pears."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2010

"This is one of the best quick breads to make and it is always a hit when given as gifts"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"can i freeze this?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2009

"This bread is amazing! Moist and delicious, it is a favorite of everyone in the family. It is so wonderful (and different from the usual quick breads), I like to give it as a gift, too!"

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