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Fresh Pear Bread


  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating: 4.9
  • jeanemed
    Dec 20, 2019
    I baked four smaller loaves. Very good. I’ll make this every year when the pears come on.
  • Jackie
    Dec 9, 2019
    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!
  • greatwithoutgluten
    Nov 25, 2019
    Wonderful! This is the first time I have had pear bread. It was a hit! I used half brown sugar and half regular sugar due to what I had on hand.
  • Sedona
    Oct 19, 2019
    Excellent recipe! Based on other reviewers' comments, I used 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 cup white sugar. I also added in some nutmeg. It baked perfectly and is a deliciously light bread. I will definitely make this again.
  • djcjkj
    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.
  • Jayci
    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.
  • Sara
    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. ??
  • whee
    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.
  • Gianna
    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!
  • Laurena
    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 :)
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