Rating: 4.7 stars
283 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 217
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0

The delicate flavor of fresh pears and pecans dance enchantingly in this lovely summer loaf. Freezes well if double wrapped. Delicious and easy.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 - 8x4 inch loaves
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 8x4 inch loaf pans.

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  • In large mixing bowl combine oil, sugar and eggs, beat well. Stir in pears, pecans and vanilla. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir dry ingredients into the pear mixture; mix well. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans

  • Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a loaf comes out clean. Allow loaves to cool in pans for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 38.5g; fat 15.8g; cholesterol 27.9mg; sodium 208.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (284)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2003
I substituted all of the oil for 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce and it was FANTASTIC. This bread is moist and tasty. Read More
(104)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/28/2003
When I made this bread, it did not taste like pears AT ALL! The texture was nice, moist...the flavor nice,sweet but not like pears! I may use this recipe again with barlett pears instead of the bosc pears that I used and I would add some pear extract or pear nectar if I were to try it again. Read More
(8)
283 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 217
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2003
I substituted all of the oil for 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce and it was FANTASTIC. This bread is moist and tasty. Read More
(104)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2006
This is a delicious bread--the only change I made was to use 1/2 c. brown sugar in place of 1/2 c. white sugar, and I left out the nuts but will add them next time. I will use this recipe as a nice change from zucchini bread. Read More
(92)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2007
Delicious! I replaced half the oil with applesauce, half the white sugar with brown, and half the flour with whole wheat flour. I also doubled the vanilla. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2003
Everyone loved this. I left the pear pieces a little on the large side & it made the bread a litle soggy the next day- next time I'll either cut the pears into smaller pieces or use less ripe pears. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2003
I baked this recipe in a bundt pan, and it is just good as in a loaf. It's a really nice brunch bread. Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2006
TASTE GREAT...I USED 1 CUP PEAR BABY FOOD INSTEAD OF 1 CUP OIL I ALSO USED CANNED PEARS.WILL MAKE AGAIN THANKS Read More
(25)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2003
Excellent! I replaced half of the oil with applesauce. The loafs are beautiful! My two and three year old couldn't get enough! Will definately be making this again:o) Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2003
This bread is EXCELLENT! I omitted the pecans and reduced the fat with applesauce. I was so impressed with the first loaf that I made three more today to freeze. Thanks for a wonderful fall recipe. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2007
This was a very tasty way to use up some extra pears from a friend's tree. I did not have to bake mine an hour - only about 45 minutes did it. Delicious! Read More
(19)
Rating: 2 stars
01/28/2003
When I made this bread, it did not taste like pears AT ALL! The texture was nice, moist...the flavor nice,sweet but not like pears! I may use this recipe again with barlett pears instead of the bosc pears that I used and I would add some pear extract or pear nectar if I were to try it again. Read More
(8)