Fresh Pear Bread
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
Makes2 loaves (16 slices each)
Brilliant recipe , Have cut down the sugar first to half a cup (with some extra dates) and have tried it with different added fruit mixtures since (bananas - Apples) . Even without sugar brilliant - As is lovely but also great as a base for experiments - Used different oil mixture (walnuts -almonds- mild olive) and different flower mixtures (almond - coconut - Spelt). All were delicious!
This is a really lovely recipe. I found it while hunting for a way to use up some very overripe pears. I worried it would be too sweet; perhaps it is very sweet, but it's yummy, so... :) I made this into muffins, as that's so much easier to give to my kids with no effort. I found the mix was very thick, difficult to mix, which concerned me (why I marked it down a star - would have been only half a star if possible) so I added perhaps 3/4 cup soda water. I find soda water not only great for adding moisture and loosening up a batter, but it provides a fluffier texture too. This might not be a great move if the mix is made into a loaf as the recipe indicates. I made half the mix with no nuts, half with pecans, as that's what I had in the cupboard. Both types are absolutely delish, though my favourite are the ones with pecans because they have a sort of chocolaty tinge to them, oddly, but wonderfully! Thanks for the great recipe.
This was absolutely delicious!!!!!! Didn’t change a thing...followed the recipe exactly. The whole family loved it! Will definitely make again!
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This pear bread is the best banana bread I've ever made. I left out the walnuts but followed the rest of the recipe exactly, taking the bread out of the oven after 55 minutes when it was 200º at the center. Perfectly moist throughout, without the bitter aftertaste or mushy spots I sometimes get in a banana bread.
I don't see why this recipe was fantastic for others. First, six of my medium pears only yielded 2 cups of pears. Second, the batter was so dry I had to add milk just to moisten all the ingredients, Third, the batter only filled my pans 1/3 of the depth. And finally, this was way too sweet. Will throw this one away!
Easy to make and tastes good. I didn’t have enough pears so substituted an apple and no walnuts so used almonds, delicious . Will make this again.
This was absolutely amazing! I used a little less pears, because I was using older pears and they had some bad parts inside that needed to be cut out. About 3 big pears. Came out delicious, and reminds me of Christmas! Next time I will add more cinnamon!
I baked four smaller loaves. Very good. I’ll make this every year when the pears come on.
Such an amazing recipe for moist delicious bread! It’s great straight out of the oven and at room temp. I used most of 3 Asian pears to make the bread and it is so so good, I’ll be making more!