Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is made in pear or other canned fruit (15 ounce) cans, but can also used a standard 9x5 bread pan. Source: Shopper's Newsletter

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. ****Note--if you use the four pear or canned fruit cans (15 ounce size)--open one end of 3 cans, drain fruit into bowl (except for the one can of pears) refrigerate for a later use. Wash and dry all four cans and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
  3. Open can of pears, drain juice and chop pears. Set aside. (see above if using cans for baking).
  4. In a large bowl, combine first 7 ingredients (flour - baking soda), stir to combine.
  5. In another bowl, combine next 4 ingredients (pumpkin - lemon juice). Stir in chopped pears. Add pumpkin mixture to dry ingredients, stir well to combine.
  6. Stir in pecans and coconut.
  7. Spray cans or one 9x5 bread pan with Pam (or other cooking spray). If using cans place cans of baking sheet.
  8. Spoon batter into cans or bread pan.
  9. Bake for 50-55 minutes if using cans or 70-75 minutes for bread loaf pan or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Most Helpful

Very tasty pumpkin bread! Like another reviewer I had to add more pumpkin to make the batter come together. I left out the coconut; I baked in 4 ceramic mini-loaf pans and used the cooking time specified for baking in the cans. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

loof January 24, 2014

This bread is amazing, and would have been a total 5 stars, but I had to add an extra 1/2 cup of pumpkin just to get the dry ingredients to come together slightly. I have made this 3 times now, the last time using chopped apple instead of the pears b/c it is all I had on hand. It is delicious! I used a loaf pan because I didnt have enough cans. I had to leave out the pecans because DH wont eat them :-P Otherwise I followed to the "T". Thanks!!!! Delicious!

love4culinary February 22, 2006