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Spiced Pear Bread

 Spiced Pear Bread
“My mom and I put up our own pears, so I always have plenty on hand when I want to make this wonderful bread,” relates Rachael Barefoot of Linden, Michigan. “It’s so moist and delicious that you’ll want to have another slice…or two!”
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

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

  • 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.
  • 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,

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Spiced Pear Bread (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 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.