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Spiced Pear Bread

Sweet & perfectly spiced!

Pear Loaf 6-min

There are many things we love about a good loaf cake. They’re sliceable, travel well, and are seemingly appropriate to eat any time of day. Cake for breakfast is a concept we can definitely get on board with and we’d say adding fruit to the mix only helps our case. This Spiced Pear Bread hits the perfect sweet spot. Juicy chunks of pear and a subtly spiced cake crumble, it’s an easy treat that never fails to impress.

Pear Loaf 1-min
Pear Loaf 3-min

The recipe calls for two cans of sliced pears, making this a viable option all year long! If pears are in season feel free to use fresh instead. The rest of the ingredients are all pantry staples– your basic flour, sugar, eggs, and some spices. We opted for cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom resulting in a very warm and comforting flavor. Mix the batter until just combined and then transfer it to a prepared loaf pan.

Pear Loaf 4-min
Pear Loaf 9-min

As written, the recipe makes one large loaf, but this batter would also work as muffins or mini loaves with an adjusted baking time. This treat is perfect for bringing a friend or slicing up for an afternoon snack. We highly recommend heating it up with a bit of butter! Whether you are a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this delicious Pear Bread is sure to become a new favorite in your recipe collection.

Pear Loaf 5-min

Serves 6-8

10m prep time

1h cook time

Rated 4 out of 5
Rated by 4 reviewers
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 15oz cans sliced pears in juice, drained and diced
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a standard loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the oil, sugar, and vanilla, then add the eggs one at a time.
  3. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet until just combined. Fold in the diced pears.
  5. Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before slicing.

Recipe adapted from

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