Pear Bread

  • Yield 16 servings

A simple bread made with fresh pears and chopped pecans


"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."


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




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