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Spiced Pear Bread Recipe

Spiced Pear Bread Recipe

My mom and I put up our own pears, so I always have plenty on hand when I want to make this wonderful bread. It's so moist and delicious that you'll want to have another slice…or two! —Rachel Barefoot, Linden, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) sliced pears, drained and mashed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, pears, applesauce and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • 2. Pour into four 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 4 mini loaves (6 slices each).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 160 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.