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Ginger-Almond Pear Bread

We inherited a bountiful pear tree when we moved to our property years ago. The fresh-picked fruit is especially luscious in this moist quick bread spiced with ginger and dotted with crunchy almonds.—Ruth Ealy, Plain City, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 slices)

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups finely chopped peeled ripe pears (about 2 large)
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk the first 7 ingredients. Stir in crystallized ginger. In another bowl, whisk eggs, oil and extract. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in pears and almonds (batter will be stiff).
  • Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 172 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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