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Ginger-Almond Pear Bread Recipe
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Ginger-Almond Pear Bread Recipe

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We inherited a bountiful pear tree when we moved to our property years ago. The fresh-picked fruit is especially luscious in this moist quick bread spiced with ginger and dotted with crunchy almonds.—Ruth Ealy, Plain City, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups finely chopped peeled ripe pears (about 2 large)
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. Stir in crystallized ginger. In another bowl, whisk eggs, oil and extract. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in pears and almonds (batter will be stiff).
  2. Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Ginger-Almond Pear Bread in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

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