Pear and Ginger Quick Bread

Recipe by Pa. Hiker
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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 16
YIELD: 1 loaf
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Core the pears (there's no need to peel the fruit) and purée it well in a blender or food processor.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter, then add the egg, beating till smooth.
  • Add the pear purée, flour, ground ginger, baking soda, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Beat till smooth.
  • Stir in the candied ginger and nuts.
  • Spoon the batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan.
  • Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 55 minutes to 1 hour, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Remove the pan from the oven, and cool the loaf in the pan for 15 minutes. Gently remove the loaf from the pan and cool it completely on a wire rack.
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