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Pear Pecan Bread

Well it is fall! On the weekends I always get itchy to get into the kitchen and start baking. Generally the recipes that I find end up making two loves. . . I guess my work friends will benefit from this Sunday’s fruits!

I made a standard pear bread recipe. I had two pears there were just about to go and wanted to use them up. I added pecans but if I were to make this again I would have thrown some crystalized ginger in there as well (I saw the bag of it right after I put the bread in the oven, DOH!).

Here is the recipe! Care of and my pictures. I did re-arrange the recipe to make a little more sense. I went easier on the nutmeg then originally suggested and as I said I would add in some crystalized ginger next time in place of some of the pecans. There was also 1 TBS of flax meal added for a little fiber.

Pecan Pear Bread

1 cup of canola oil

2 cups granulated sugar

3 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/2 cup pears – peeled, diced, cored and chopped (I did not peel mine)

1 cup chopped pecans

3 cups all purpose flour

1 tbs ground flax meal

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two 8×4 inch loaf pans (I used pam baking spray).

2. In a large mixing bowl mix oil, eggs, and sugar until well combined. Stir in pears, pecans, and vanilla.

3. In another bowl mix all dry ingrediants together. Stir into the pear mixture until just combined.Pour into prepared loaf pans.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for ten minutes and then turn out on cooling wrack. Let cool completely.

My first pear bread of Autumn 2009!

My first pear bread of Autumn 2009!

This bread turned out great. I think there was too much sugar for my taste but it did make a delicious crackly crust. In the future I would substitute some of the oil for 1/2 cup of sugar free applesauce and cut back on the sugar. Overall delicious and I am sure my co-workers will be pleased!


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  1. * Loretta says:

    Heather, I volunteer to taste your bread and will even comment in your blog regarding if I like it or not. Love one of your work friends! Loretta

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 8 months ago

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