- 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
- 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).
Reviews for Spiced Pear Bread
"This is farandaway the best tasting spiced pear bread recipe I have come across in my life. But, I must emphasize the recipe ingredients and NOT the baking directions. As I got close to readying the pans (I prep and measure first), I knew something was wrong. A medium-mini sized loaf pan does not require 50-60 minutes to bake. Furthermore, this recipe would not fit into 4 pan of that size. I filled two 8.5" pans a bit more than half full and the loaves crested over the top of the pans. It took ~27 minutes for them to test done. The tops look kind of "rustic" but they are delicious! In my thought process, I thought OK they used fresh pears, yet recipe calls for 3 cans (15.25 oz each)--so not fresh poached pears. Anyway, wonderful recipe. Thank you, Rachel!If I could, I'd give it more than 5 stars."
"This was a good way to use up some pears I had from my tree. I like that it is not overly sweet, and is a light texture. I may bump up the cinnamon a tad the next time. A great fall recipe"
"Alittle extra clove and this is great. It's not overly sweet. I used canned pears. My 18 month old likes it too."
"I rated this a 5 not because I thought it was a five, but I made it Saturday and by Monday evening my family had devoured it! Will make again."
"I made the recipe to a tee and both my husband and I thought it was very plain. It was moist which is good but it wasn't near as good as other pear breads I have had in the past. It seemed to be lacking in taste. We had other people over when we had it and they really liked it but it isn't something I will make again."
"My husband and I both really liked this. I used pears canned with splenda and then in the bread I used 1/2 splenda and 1/2 sugar. I will make this recipe again but replace half of the gloves with nutmeg."
"I made this bread with fresh ripe pears.Cannot tell you how much I uses, I just used what I had and estimated about how much was 3 cans worth. I also used 5 pans and they baked up nicely. Next time I will add some kind of nuts."
"My husband says it's his new favorite. We had a lot of fresh pears so I used those instead of canned pears as well as an extra pear instead of the applesauce and its delicious! Moist and yummy!"