Pear Bread

Hope your holidays are special, whether you’re with family and friends, celebrating memories, or breaking new ground on your own.  There’s been great energy this week with everyone bustling around – especially in my favorite place, the grocery store!

I was the fortunate recipient of some “lovely” pears, this week.  They are a little too ripe, so I can’t make some of my usual recipes, but they’re perfect for a great holiday bread.  I can smell it baking, as I’m writing this, and I’m already looking forward to a piece, smeared with Kerrygold butter (the king of butters!).  For me, moist breads like this one, Zucchini Bread, and Banana Bread, are special breakfast treats during the holidays.

Pear Bread

Pear Bread

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: Serves 15-20


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups cored pears, pureed
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup oil (I used walnut and coconut oils)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Heat oven to 325.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs. Add sugar, and beat well. Beat in pureed pears, vanilla, and oil. Stir in pecans. Pour into dry ingredients, and stir until just moistened.
  4. Place batter into 2 greased 8x5x3 loaf pans (or baking pan(s) of your choice).
  5. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until center is just set. Cool on wire rack before removing from pans.

One Comment

  1. Nancy says:

    Lovely indeed!!

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