Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Autumn Pear Bread

When my sister-in-law (Lois) visited me  two week-ends ago, she brought this moist, delicious bread with her.  I had never heard of it before, but soon became a fan and needed the recipe!  She used fresh pears for hers, but since I didn't have any on hand I used canned.  It turned out just as yummy -- and was in fact gone within a day of my making it!  I already have several people in mind to give it to as a "Happy Birthday" and "So sorry about your accident" gift.
 Autumn Pear Bread
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 cup cold butter
2 eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup mashed pears
In a lg. bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt,and nutmeg.
Cut in cold butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Combine the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and pears.
Fold into the flour mixture just until moistened. 
Spoon into a greased loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes or until knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan to finish cooling on wire rack.
Slice and enjoy!


Marlis said...

Now this looks scrumptious.. Can't wait to try this as it is perfect this time of year.. xo marlis

Meg Luby said...

i love thee idea of a pear bread. autumn tends to be pumpkin and apple all the time (both of which i love so, no real complaint!) and this switch up is refreshing! i imagine the use of nutmeg with pear makes everything meld perfectly... in closing, this looks WONDERFUL!
thanks so much for sharing :)
love you and your blog!
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Oh - this DOES sound good! I'll gluten free it and see what happens!!

Thanks for the sharing!

Wendys Hat said...

Yum yum yum!