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Pecan Pear Bread Recipe

Pecan Pear Bread Recipe

"We have almost 50 fruit trees on our country property, including five pear trees," notes Margaret Slocum of Ridgefield, Washington. "I like to can most of the crop, but I make sure to save some for this moist, mildly spiced bread."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 5 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled pears
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel


  • 1. In a bowl, combine sugar and oil. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to sour cream mixture and mix well. Stir in pears, pecans and lemon peel.
  • 2. Spread into a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 226 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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ms11145 User ID: 1604521 244581
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"nice change from apple bread. very moist."

oeg1kallee User ID: 152044 59933
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"this is a nice light textured bread, not overly sweet. I may add a tad more cinnamon next time, because I like it. It will be a fall staple to use up my pear crop"

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 52997
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2010

"Super moist, wonderful taste, quick to mix up - great recipe. Folks at work gobbled it up!"

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