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Pear Yeast Bread Recipe

"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 YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 126 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 238 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.