Pear Bread

  • Yield: 16 servings

"We have three pear trees that really bear fruit! I've never done much canning, so I created this bread recipe to use our fresh pears. My family loves this simple and delicious bread."


3cups all-purpose flour
1teaspoon baking soda
1/4teaspoon baking powder
1teaspoon salt
1 1/2teaspoons cinnamon
3 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4cup vegetable oil
2cups sugar
2cups peeled and chopped pears
2teaspoons vanilla extract
1cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and flour two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pans.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Mix eggs, oil, sugar, pears and vanilla in a small bowl; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Stir in nuts, if using.
  3. Spoon into pans. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans. Slice when cool. Makes 2 loaves.

–Jan Wiles, Holly Hill, S.C.