Plump Pear Bread

    1 hour 40 min

    This sweet and tender bread is perfect for brunch, afternoon tea, elevenses or dessert. It's a great way of making use of pears when in-season. Pears, pecans and cinnamon grace the batter before being baked to perfection. It's the perfect autumn treat to be enjoyed any time of the year.

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    Makes: 2 loaves

    • 375g plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 175ml vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 330g peeled grated pears
    • 110g chopped pecans
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in the centre of the bowl.
    2. 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 20x10cm loaf tins.
    3. Bake in a preheated 170 C / Gas 3 oven for one hour and 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack before removing from the loaf tins.

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    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...  -  28 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  08 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This has a very subtle taste to be sure, but it is moist and sweet. I used canned pears which was time saver!  -  06 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)