Fresh Pear Bread
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
Makes2 loaves (16 slices each)
Very good. I reduced sugar about 15%. I made 1\2 recipe and rather than dividing an egg used just 1. Added about 2tablespoons water. Used a mix of oil and applesauce. Baked only 40 minutes and it was done. Added ginger, nutmeg. Super moist. I added a 1\4 cup crushed shredded wheat for crush rather than nuts.
I've made this twice now. Once exactly as written, and once using applesauce for part of the oil. It was delicious both ways.
I bought a bag of pears from Aldi for another recipe I made this week and I was left with six pears that I didn't want to go bad, so I started scouring the internet for pear recipes and found this goldmine. It never would have crossed my mind to put pears in a bread, but I loved it. I made a few amendments to the original recipe. First, I used unsweetened applesauce instead of vegetable oil. Second, I only used a cup of sugar instead of a cup and a half. Third, I added a mini box of raisins for additional flavor. Finally, I omitted the walnuts since my family doesn't eat nuts. It was so yummy!
Brilliant recipe , Have cut down the sugar first to half a cup (with some extra dates) and have tried it with different added fruit mixtures since (bananas - Apples) . Even without sugar brilliant - As is lovely but also great as a base for experiments - Used different oil mixture (walnuts -almonds- mild olive) and different flower mixtures (almond - coconut - Spelt). All were delicious!
This is a really lovely recipe. I found it while hunting for a way to use up some very overripe pears. I worried it would be too sweet; perhaps it is very sweet, but it's yummy, so... :) I made this into muffins, as that's so much easier to give to my kids with no effort. I found the mix was very thick, difficult to mix, which concerned me (why I marked it down a star - would have been only half a star if possible) so I added perhaps 3/4 cup soda water. I find soda water not only great for adding moisture and loosening up a batter, but it provides a fluffier texture too. This might not be a great move if the mix is made into a loaf as the recipe indicates. I made half the mix with no nuts, half with pecans, as that's what I had in the cupboard. Both types are absolutely delish, though my favourite are the ones with pecans because they have a sort of chocolaty tinge to them, oddly, but wonderfully! Thanks for the great recipe.
This was absolutely delicious!!!!!! Didn’t change a thing...followed the recipe exactly. The whole family loved it! Will definitely make again!
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This pear bread is the best banana bread I've ever made. I left out the walnuts but followed the rest of the recipe exactly, taking the bread out of the oven after 55 minutes when it was 200º at the center. Perfectly moist throughout, without the bitter aftertaste or mushy spots I sometimes get in a banana bread.
I don't see why this recipe was fantastic for others. First, six of my medium pears only yielded 2 cups of pears. Second, the batter was so dry I had to add milk just to moisten all the ingredients, Third, the batter only filled my pans 1/3 of the depth. And finally, this was way too sweet. Will throw this one away!
Easy to make and tastes good. I didn’t have enough pears so substituted an apple and no walnuts so used almonds, delicious . Will make this again.