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Pear Yeast Bread

 Pear Yeast Bread
"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."
16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure 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

  • In a blender or food processor, combine the pears and extract; cover
  • and process until pureed. Pour into bread machine pan.
  • 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.