This is based on my mother's zucchini bread recipe. It is a very moist bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 8x4-inch loaf
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss chopped pears with sugar, ginger, and cloves in a large bowl. Set aside and let the sugar dissolve in the pear juices.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease an 8x4-inch loaf pan.

  • Stir vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and eggs into the pears. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the pear mixture and stir gently just to combine. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

216 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 27.9g; fat 10.4g; cholesterol 40.9mg; sodium 330.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2012
This pear bread recipe is a must to have especially if you have a pear tree in your yard. I add two cups of chopped pears and my B&B guests love it. Also I take my cinnamon and sugar shaker and sprinkle it on the sprayed oiled loaf pan and that makes it even more yummy. Gable House B&B, Durango, Co. Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/10/2012
I followed the recipe exactly then had to add 10 minutes to the baking time for it was not yet done after 40 minutes. It came out of oven looking really good nicely browned but it was actually too moist a comment I've never made before resulting in a soggy bread and we did not like the taste of it. Read More
(5)
49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2012
This pear bread recipe is a must to have especially if you have a pear tree in your yard. I add two cups of chopped pears and my B&B guests love it. Also I take my cinnamon and sugar shaker and sprinkle it on the sprayed oiled loaf pan and that makes it even more yummy. Gable House B&B, Durango, Co. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2013
I did this bread without the cloves (we are just not fans of clove around here). I also used freshly grated ginger, quite a bit of it...like maybe a couple of tablespoons. It was very tasty. I thought the taste improved after a couple of days so when I make this again, I will make a couple days in advance to let the flavors blend. Nice recipe, easy to put together. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2012
Made this in two small loaf pans....fabulous Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2013
These are delicious! I made these as muffins and they came out great. Used two pears and added 1/2 cup of walnuts. Yummi! Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
07/10/2012
I followed the recipe exactly then had to add 10 minutes to the baking time for it was not yet done after 40 minutes. It came out of oven looking really good nicely browned but it was actually too moist a comment I've never made before resulting in a soggy bread and we did not like the taste of it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2013
This is delicious and it smells amazing as it's baking. I used somewhere between 1-2 tablespoons of fresh ginger in place of the dried stuff. I replaced the oil with applesauce eggs with 1/3 cup egg white and whole wheat flour to lighten the recipe. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2013
This just came out of my oven and it is amazing! I used a drained can of pears instead of fresh pears and just mashed them with a fork. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2013
I thought this was a wonderful treat. Great for breakfast and pairs well with coffee or tea. I added a bit more pear and one banana and it was even better! Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2012
Halved the cloves (hubby not a fan) but followed the recipe other than that. I was surprised at how good this was. Wonderful toasted with a bit of butter too. Definitely going to make this one again. Read More
(2)
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