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Spiced Pear Zucchini Bread

Gwynne Fleener of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho puts a subtle spin on traditional zucchini bread by adding chopped fresh pears. "The ingredients are simple to assemble and yield two wonderfully moist loaves," she writes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups finely chopped peeled ripe pears (about 3 medium)
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, beat eggs, oil and vanilla. Add the pears and zucchini. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in nuts. Pour into two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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  • daisyduke06
    Sep 23, 2011

    So moist and delicious! One of my favorite zucchini bread recipies. I also replace the pears with apples and oil with applesauce and it turns out perfect!