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- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 3⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs, slightly beaten
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups pears, peeled and grated
- 1 cup nuts, chopped (or less)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Combine flour, soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- Make a well in center of mixture. Combine oil, eggs, sugar, pears, nuts and vanilla.
- Add to dry ingredients, st irring just until moistened.
- Spoon mixture into 2 greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 inch loaf pans.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until done. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans.
- Yields: 2 loaves.
- Good with coffee.
This is lovely, but wish I had read more reviews and reduced the sugar. I used 3 very ripe "packham" pears that I didn't want to throw out, after peeling them I chopped them fine as I knew grating them wouldn't work. I would prefer pieces of pear in the bread, so next time I will chop the pears larger (but this is personal preference). I added 1 cup of chopped walnuts (which due to their bitterness cuts back on the sweetness, slightly). I added maple essence and baked this in a large bunt tin. I will make this again, but with less sugar and larger pear peices. Thanks for posting!
I found this had a slightly metallic taste but I had substituted pear liquor for vanilla. I wasn't impressed with the texture either but I might have screwed it up
I thought I had rated this years ago, but I guess not! We LOVE this recipe. My only substitutions are to use 2 cups whole wheat flour and one of all-purpose flour, and applesauce instead of oil. Yummy!