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This is a yummy change from banana bread. The two secrets to making this are: 1) you must use over-ripe, juicy and flavorful pears and 2) do not over-mix. This should be stirred by hand (like most quick breads) to be extra moist and tender. This keeps nicely for several days.


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar (a little less is OK)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups grated peeled ripe pears with juice (about 2 med-large…..asian variety tastes best)


  1. Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg).
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients (the 7 remaining ingredients).
  3. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients folding until just moistened.
  4. Add 1 cup chopped pecans if desired (tastes great without).
  5. Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 degrees for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes.

Source: Joy of Cooking by way of Maria DiMaggio

tags: vegetarian, pareve

recipes/breads/pear_bread.txt · Last modified: 2017/12/19 19:42 by admin

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