Thursday, January 7, 2016

Pear Bread

  Several years ago I tasted Pear Bread at a friends house. She graciously shared her recipe with me. Very yummy, and a little different then Banana Bread.

Pear Quick Bread

2 1/2 cups flour (you can use Whole Wheat)
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 medium size Bartlett pears chopped (or 1 1/2 cups canned)

In a large bowl stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Make a hole in the center and drop in eggs, oil , sugar , milk and vanilla. Beat only until batter is smooth. Stir in pears.
Turn into a greased 9 x 5 x3" loaf pan Bake at 375 degrees in a preheated oven, 50-60 minutes or until center comes out clean.

Place pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Loosen edges and turn out on rack. Cool completely. Store, tightly wrapped in refrigerator, serve at room temperature.