You are here: Home » Recipes » Pear Bread Pear Bread Recipe by American Profile Yield 16 servings A simple bread made with fresh pears and chopped pecans PrintEmail "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." Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon3 eggs, slightly beaten3/4 cup vegetable oil2 cups sugar2 cups peeled and chopped pears2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and flour two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pans. 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. 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.