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Autumn Pear Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes

2 mini loaves (8 slices each)

Pears give these little loaves delicious flavor and help keep them nice and moist. They make lovely gifts to share, too. —Mary Lynn Wilson, Linden, Texas
Autumn Pear Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled ripe pears

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla; stir into the flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in pears.
  2. Spoon into 2 greased 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 173 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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