Fresh Pear Bread
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
Makes2 loaves (16 slices each)
- 3 large eggs
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups finely chopped peeled ripe pears (about 4 medium)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- In a bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; stir into the egg mixture just until moistened. Toss pears with lemon juice. Stir pears and walnuts into batter (batter will be thick).
- Spoon into two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 168 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Oct 5, 2019
My pears were not quite ripe and still quite hard so after I chopped them, I put them in the microwave with about 1/4 cup sugar and a couple tablespoons of water for about 4 minutes. This softened them up as well as sweetening them a touch. The batter was VERY thick, but after adding cooked pears, it smoothed right up. Other than that, I followed recipe to a T. I omitted the walnuts because not everyone likes them. I'm taking to church tomorrow to serve with coffee after our service.
Sep 29, 2019
Delicious! Perfect amount of pear and walnut, just has a splendid texture, and wonderful flavor! My family absoloutely loved this recipe. They all agree, that this is a definite do over.
Sep 13, 2019
I did two batches of this last night one pear and walnut and one pear and dark choc chunks, I used sunflower oil and maple syrup instead of vanilla extract. Absolutely love them both very pleased with be making some more for my friends very soon. 5 stars from me. ??
Sep 3, 2019
So good. Only used 2 cups of sugar and halved the spices as suggested. Used low sugar Sure Jell. So far, so good.
Mar 29, 2019
This came out fabulous! I left out the walnuts and swapped cinnamon for nutmeg! I doubled the amount of Nutmeg. So so good!! I will for sure make again!
Mar 10, 2019
Absolutely love this pear bread. I put in extra cinnamon, no walnuts and used low carb flour mix. Also used 1/2 cup sukrin and 1 cup brown sugar. Absolutely delicious and holds tigether really well. Highly recommend :)
Jan 3, 2019
I do not cook often - my husband is the chef in the family. We had a beautiful box of pears from Harry and David about to go to waste so I searched for something to use them up - that's our new motto (use it up, make it do or do without) for New Year's. Anyway, I found this almost immediately and book marked it. After reading a few other recipes, this one stood out to me as being straight forward and hopefully, mouthwatering. I've just taken them out of the oven and if my husband's response is any indication...winner, winner, pear bread dinner! Made as directed (with nuts).
Nov 17, 2018
Thank you, thank you for this absolutely fabulous recipe! I didn't use nuts due to allergies but I used coconut oil and it was just so delicious that my whole family couldn't get enough of it. This will be a new favorite treat for sure.
Nov 15, 2018
With a pear tree in my backyard, I am always looking for new pear recipes. My daughter leaves early to teach at BYU so she loved having me leave a sliced piece of this bread each morning to eat on her way there. She loved it. I put foil sprayed with oil in the loaf pan before adding batter. Then when it was baked, after a few minutes, I just lifted out the bread and put on a rack to cool. It was easy to carefully peel off the foil when it was ready.
Oct 23, 2017
I converted the sugar to honey and used softened butter rather than oil. A delicate and tasty quick bread.