Pear Yeast Bread Recipe

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"Because I have a busy schedule, I revamped this recipe so I could use my bread machine," writes Maureen DeGarmo of Martinez, California. "I also substituted canned pears, which make preparation even easier. We like it for a weekend breakfast treat."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 126 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 238mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the pears and extract; cover and process until pureed. Pour into bread machine pan.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds).
Originally published as Pear Yeast Bread in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p19

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

"Moist and tasty. We made it for dinner to go with soup. The spice and fruitiness was a nice contrast. It would also be excellent for breakfast or with coffee or tea."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"This is my recipe, and yes the amout of yeast is incorrect. I actually submitted the original recipe with 1½ teaspoons of yeast, which is better in my machine. Try it with a sweetened cream cheese spread on it."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2009

"I bet it is 2-1/4 teaspoons"

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2009 Edited Apr. 12, 2009

"I would like to know how much yeast to add....2 1/4 cups of yeast sounds like a lot...are you sure that it's really that much"

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2008

"21/4 cups yeast ?"

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