Vanilla Pear Bread is a light colored quick bread with a subtle, vanilla laced flavor. For me, this recipe offers a refreshing change from the more common zucchini breads and pumpkin breads. Like it’s more common cousins, Vanilla Pear Bread makes a lovely gift to wrap in foil and deliver to a neighbor or old friend. Give it a try – bake a loaf for someone you haven’t seen in a while, drop by, and say “Hello.” Happy Baking!
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup canned pears, pureed
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Step 1) Puree one cup of canned pears (such as Vanilla Spice Pears) until it looks like chunky applesauce.
Step 2) In a large bowl, whisk together pureed pears, sugar, eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla extract.
Step 3) Combine all remaining dry ingredients and add, a little at a time, to the wet ingredients. Mix well.
Step 4) Transfer batter to a greased bread pan. Bake your Vanilla Pear Bread in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.