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Fresh Pear Bread Recipe

Fresh Pear Bread Recipe

When our tree branches are loaded with ripe juicy pears, I treat my family and friends to loaves of this cinnamony bread that's richly studded with walnuts and pears. I always receive raves and requests for the recipe.—Linda Patrick, Houston, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:32 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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).
  • 2. 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. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 168 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Jojo User ID: 9012276 259002
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2017 Edited Jan. 5, 2017

"This recipe turns out loaves of moist and delicious bread! Thank you!"

[email protected] User ID: 1686736 253841
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2016 Edited Jan. 5, 2017

"I've used this recipe several years. You can also bake it in four mini-loaf pans for 30-40 minutes."

AzHummer User ID: 7951207 253111
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2016

"Excellent! Rave reviews from family, as good or better than their favorite banana bread. Freezes and keeps well. Nice to have on hand to give to a neighbor or friend."

TravelwithCarol User ID: 8683282 240853
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Substituted unsweetened applesauce for the vegetable oil to reduce the fat calories. Recipe creates a moist, flavorful, attractive nibble. Thank you."

teensylittle User ID: 8127908 235454
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2015

"Always a winner as written!. My paper copy from 1999 magazine is tattered and torn. In an dire emergency canned pears worked too."

Kennewick User ID: 4628943 233921
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"Excellent bread, moist and sweet. Don't cut it until it is completely cool or you'll have to eat it with a fork."

NanZim User ID: 3929200 233754
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"We have 2 pear trees that produce an abundance of fruit. Most of the pears get canned, but I like to set aside pears for pies and breads and cakes. My husband declared this moist and tasty. He ate one loaf and I froze the other loaf."

pamfwells User ID: 4706345 218226
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"I found this recipe when I had an abundance of pears from my parents tree. I just wish I had come across years ago. I made six small loaves with this recipe. Everyone loves it."

Trostle1 User ID: 1081383 217356
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"This was a big hit baked in small holiday loaves. Great recipe, thanks!"

Nana to 5 User ID: 6625191 57324
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"I seen this recipe and since it's pear season, decided to try it. "Amazing" my family LOVED it. I made recipe exactly, dough is little thick and instead of 2 reg. loaf pans made 6 mini 5x3 loaves. My 11 yr. old grandaughter took it to school to share with her friends, I had my gal pals up for coffee and they raved. I will definately be baking this many times. just deliousous and the bread is moist and yummy and can really taste the pear."

Pinky50 User ID: 529648 72137
Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"I've made this bread several times and each time it is delicious - family loves it. I also substitute bananas for the pears and it is now our favorite banana bread as well."

shk204 User ID: 7709478 34664
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"I had Olympic Asian pears from my farm share that needed to be eaten. These type of pears weren't too sweet, so I was afraid that the bread might not turn out sweet enough. Not the case at all! This bread is so delicious and easy to make. I will definitely come back later to bake this again!"

jennyonthecreek User ID: 7601939 34663
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"A real keeper. Family loves it. Will need to make more!"

ensmad User ID: 2201738 35674
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Made this the other day and it is delicious. Family really enjoyed. Good to freeze"

DarleneGiuliani User ID: 7433129 21071
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"Made this for my grandson yesterday,and he just "loves it" the kicker is that he does not care for pears. It is a nice moist bread with great tasting flavor. Will make it many times in future! Thanks for sharing it."

pinkiepie User ID: 5517629 79904
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"I had pears that needed used I was a 1 1/2 cups short so I added some apples. It turned out great I do think it needs a little more cinnamon maybe even a little nutmeg. I put nuts in one and left them out of the other due to a friend has a nut allege. Over all it was good I just think it's missing a little some thing. Will make the over and over though it was great."

arisacupp User ID: 3444949 35673
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"we loved this! i will make it again and again."

arisacupp User ID: 3444949 57236
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"This bread was full of moist pears and so yummy! I will make it again and again."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 74291
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"Very good--moist and mild-flavored."

Grannytques User ID: 7224227 69007
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"My husband raved about this pear bread. He never "tasted a more delicious bread." It is moist, with a crispness to the crust and just so good! Thank you so much for this recipe. I'll definitely make it again and share it with friends and family."

AmyGodbey User ID: 7062158 50276
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"This is such a deicious recipe. My whole family loved it, which is a miracle with 4 little ones and a picky husband! I'll definitely make it again :)"

butterflii410 User ID: 5185581 71273
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"My 2 year old son is very picky but he loved this bread that he ate half a loaf in one sitting! I thought it was good too and I don't like pears."

little-mama1 User ID: 6194665 203268
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"I loved this recipe, and so did my boys. It will be a nice change from banana and zucchini bread."

Sissy15 User ID: 5955550 35672
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"This bread is awesome -- really good sliced very thin and served with a cup of hot tea."

Sissy15 User ID: 5955550 72126
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"I found this delicious recipe last year and could hardly wait for my fresh pears to ripen so I could make it again. I've just made two batches and it's ever bit as good as I remembered."

misscleocat User ID: 257578 71272
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"This bread is wonderful and freezes very well. I tried this as I had pears to use up and I am so glad that I decided on this recipe."

mom23kids User ID: 3946374 26681
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"My Husband was skeptical about the pears, but once he tried it, the loaf was gone! Wonderful recipe!!!"

Rita1943 User ID: 471236 74286
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"Delicious. The only thing I added extra was 1 cup of raisins. It freezes well also."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 35671
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"This is the best pear bread I've found. I make it every fall. I use 4 large pears and have never worried how many cups it is and it always turns out perfect!"

Koloe User ID: 2774740 88442
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"I had some pears that needed to be used up and I found this recipe. My 4 pears barely made up 2 cups, so I chopped up some apples to get the 4 cups of finely chopped fruit. I have children requesting I make it again. I thought it was really good and I don't like pears."

KVIts User ID: 3571426 72125
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2010

"This is one of the best quick breads to make and it is always a hit when given as gifts"

jenjen1177 User ID: 1012662 74285
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2009

"This bread is amazing! Moist and delicious, it is a favorite of everyone in the family. It is so wonderful (and different from the usual quick breads), I like to give it as a gift, too!"

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