Pear Bread Nov 8th 2014, 11:00, by Lori Lange
Here’s an easy and delicious recipe for Pear Bread >
I traveled earlier this week and stocked up the house with food for my husband and son before I left. When I came home, the three beautiful pears I left for them to snack on sat in the fruit basket ripened beyond the point of wanting to eat them. Darn. All turned out okay though since I remembered I had been wanting to try this recipe for pear bread. It was Thursday night… and it was a good chance to make a breakfast treat for the upcoming weekend. As I write this now (Friday night), we have one of two loaves left!
A nice alternative to banana bread, fresh pear chunks are dotted throughout this spiced-up quick loaf. It doesn’t matter if your pears are near mush. Turns out mushy pears are perfect for pear bread. I chose to lighten the loaf a bit by using 1/2 applesauce in place of 1/2 cup oil (so… 1/2 cup oil + 1/2 cup applesauce). You won’t see any difference in flavor if you do it that way. The applesauce keeps things moist just as the oil does.
If you’ve got some ripening pears, give this bread recipe a try. Make a loaf for you… make a loaf for a friend (unless you’re family dives in before you can object!)