Pear Bread
 
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This sweetbread has a wonderful light taste, full sweet pears and toasted nuts.
Recipe type: Dessert | Quick Bread
Ingredients
Batter:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2½ cups pears (3 pears), peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare two 9x5x2¾ inch loaf pans; lightly grease the pans with shortening and dust with flour. Tip: to make baked bread easier to remove from pan, lightly grease the pan, line with parchment paper, and then lightly grease the top of the parchment paper and dust with flour.
Batter:
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oil, sugar, and eggs; whisk together until well blended. Add pears, nuts, and vanilla extract; stir until mixed. Add flour mixture; stir just until blended.
  3. Bake: Pour batter into the loaf pans, dividing the batter evenly between the 2 pans. Bake 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove pans from oven and let cool about 15 minutes. Grabbing the top edges of the parchment paper, lift bread from loaf pans and place on a wire cooling rack to finish cooling. Remove parchment paper and discard.
Testing for doneness: Use the baking times given in the recipe as an estimate as some ovens bake faster or slower than others. Insert a wooden toothpick or long wooden skewer near the center of the bread and remove it. There should be a few moist crumbs attached to the toothpick or skewer, but not batter. Or, insert an instant read thermometer into the middle of the loaf; the internal temperature should range between 195-205 degrees F. Tip: I like to use a combination of the toothpick test plus a temperature reading using a Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer for an accurate test of doneness.
Recipe Notes
Pan: Two 9"x5"x2¾" Loaf Pans Pan Prep: Greased and Floured Oven Temp: 350° Yield: 2 Loaves Storage: Tightly Wrapped, Room Temperature

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Recipe by at https://thebakingpan.com/recipes/quick-breads/pear-bread/