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Pear Bread Recipe

My friends and family thoroughly enjoy this old-fashioned bread. The mellow flavor of pears is a refreshing change of pace from more traditional apples.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups diced peeled pears

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, baking soda and nutmeg; set aside. In another bowl, whisk the sugar, oil and butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened (batter will be stiff). Stir in pears.
  • 2. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 55-65 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 (12 slices each).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 158 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Pear Bread

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"This was yummy! I was looking to use up 3 pears hanging in the fruit basket. I did add some changes but we all ate it up. I used all ingredients as listed, but added 1/2 cup brown sugar and I did replaced melted cocoanut oil instead of vegetable oil--I measured a 1/2 cup oil and then melted it... I did add 1 TBS of cinnamon too, and it was perfect for the family liking.

I don't own mini loafs--so I made one regular size bread and the extra I made muffins and pulled those out when they were ready. When cooled, I drizzled with icing...prob not the healthiest bread--but my teenage boys will eat them up for sure."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"This recipe was the first pear bread recipe I've ever made. I accidentally put in 1 teaspoon of nutmeg instead of 1/2 teaspoon, though. However, it tastes fantastic! This recipe is definitely a keeper! Me & my family absolutely love the flavor of this bread, and it's so easy to make!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"Homemade taste, very moist. Instead of vegetable oil, I used melted coconut oil. It gave the bread extra flavor and a wonderful aroma that blended well with the pear. After tasting the batter, I added 1/2 Cup more sugar. This recipe is not overly sweet, yet kid tested and approved. I will make this again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"When it says the better aillbe stiff, they aren't kidding! I got nervous and added some milk, but I will make this again without adding it next time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"Easy to make and very yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"I made this bread because I had all the ingredients. My husband, friends and I loved it! Sliced into 1/4" thick slices, it's perfect with a cup of hot tea."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2009

"This is delicious! Easy to make and did during part of a football game before dinner. However, I did revise the recipe: I used whole wheat flour and brown sugar in place of all-purpose flour and sugar. I did NOT peel the pears that came from our organic growing pear tree. The bread was baked and done in only 50 minutes. I'm sure it's good/delicious either way!"

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