Mom's Spiced Pear Bread


This spiced pear bread has been a family recipe for over 30 years! Just like mom use to make! This bread is great slightly warmed with butter for breakfast or anytime!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
2 8x5-inch loaves


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons allspice

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 cups peeled, cored, and chopped pears

  • 1 ¾ cups dark brown sugar

  • 1 cup golden raisins

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup apple cider

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease two 8x5x3-inch loaf pans.

  2. Combine flour, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Combine pears, brown sugar, raisins, vegetable oil, white sugar, apple cider, eggs, and vanilla in a separate bowl; blend well. Add to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Pour batter evenly into the prepared loaf pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of each loaf comes out clean, 65 to 70 minutes. Cool in the loaf pans before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
9g Fat
48g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 142mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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