Top Review by cookingpompom

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  2. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine oil, eggs, sugar, pears, nuts and vanilla.
  3. Add to dry ingredients, st irring just until moistened.
  4. Spoon mixture into 2 greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 inch loaf pans.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until done. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans.
  6. Yields: 2 loaves.
  7. Good with coffee.

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