Rating: 4.59 stars
235 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 162
  • 4 star values: 57
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1

This bread is great lightly toasted for breakfast or anytime!

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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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  • In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of the bowl.

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  • In a separate bowl combine the oil, eggs, sugar, grated pears, pecans, and vanilla. Blend well. Add to well of dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8x5x3 inch loaf pans.

  • Bake in a preheated 325 degree F (165 degrees C) oven for one hour and 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack before removing from the loaf pans.

Nutrition Facts

279 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 38g; fat 13.1g; cholesterol 27.9mg; sodium 196.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (193)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I've made this bread for years now and everytime I make it, I get another compliment on it and a request for the recipe. I make this exact from what your recipe says. Its good with a cup of tea in the morning. Read More
(73)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
After i read everyone's very helpful commments i changed the recipe - 3.5 cups pear processed then half a cup of pears cut up into chunks. even then i realized that the joy of pear is in the subtlety of its taste - the bread still barely tasted like pear. i also used 1.75c sugar and halved the cinnamon and used less than 2/3c oil - the extra pears made it wetter. could use a little more soda. maybe some allspice. it's decent bread if you have a lot of pears... Read More
(82)
235 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 162
  • 4 star values: 57
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
After i read everyone's very helpful commments i changed the recipe - 3.5 cups pear processed then half a cup of pears cut up into chunks. even then i realized that the joy of pear is in the subtlety of its taste - the bread still barely tasted like pear. i also used 1.75c sugar and halved the cinnamon and used less than 2/3c oil - the extra pears made it wetter. could use a little more soda. maybe some allspice. it's decent bread if you have a lot of pears... Read More
(82)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I've made this bread for years now and everytime I make it, I get another compliment on it and a request for the recipe. I make this exact from what your recipe says. Its good with a cup of tea in the morning. Read More
(73)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This has a very subtle taste to be sure but it is moist and sweet. I used canned pears which was time saver! Read More
(56)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Not what I was expecting...a very good bread but very similar to zucchini bread thought it would have more of a pear taste. Read More
(39)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I received a basket of fruit as a gift and it had a lot of pears. No one in my family eats pears so I tried this recipe. My family loved it but I never told them there were pears in it and they couldn't tell. I left the nuts out of the recipe. It was very moist-almost tasted like my pumpkin bread recipe. I would make this again. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2004
Great fruit bread! Minced some ripe pears and had a tasty treat. No other adjustments were necessary. That bread was GONE. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
This bread was delicious...almost sweet enough to be a dessert! A hot buttered slice is a wonderful way to start your day. You will certainly enjoy this moist flavorful loaf! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2003
Pretty simple to make aside from grating the pears. The bread was a bit bland though no pear taste. It would be good with a bit of jam or with milk. I also thought it might taste nice with a brown sugar crumble top kind of like coffee cake. Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2003
Very tasty and easy but I didn't get much pear taste out of it--the end result was a little like carrot cake. Next time I think I'll increase the amount of fruit I put in. Read More
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