Friday, August 20, 2010

Pear Bread

My mom brought over two huge bags FULL of fresh pears from my aunt's tree. I gave some away, and am going to make a couple of these pies with some of the others. I still had some that needed to be used before going bad, so I found this bread recipe that sounded too good to pass up! It makes two loaves, so this will be great to eat for breakfast for several days!

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup pecans (chopped) You could also use walnuts.
3/4 cup soft butter (or 3/4 cup oil)
3 eggs (slightly beaten)
2 cups sugar
2 cups ripe pears (peeled and grated)
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Scoop out about 1/4 cup of the mixture and use it to coat the pecans. Then add it all back together.

In a separate bowl, combine butter, eggs, sugar, pears, and vanilla. Add the wet mixture to the dry. Stir it until the batter is evenly moistened.

Pour into two loaf pans. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until done.

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