Watch Cooking Channel

One Quick Bread Recipe, Two Versions

Pear Bread

As bosc pears ripen the texture is as soft as a ripe banana, so I got the idea of making my banana bread recipe with chunks of pear. I added a bit of homemade granola, instead of the toasted coconut I usually put in the banana bread. It is essentially the same recipe, but the result is completely and wonderfully different, with a sweet spice flavor.

The trick to this recipe is using the pears when they are very ripe. This means they are at their sweetest and will breakdown when baking. Unlike other banana recipes, this one calls for chunks of fruit, instead of a puree. Try both the banana and the pear versions and let me know which is your favorite. See the banana bread at the bottom of the post.

Pear Bread (or Banana Bread)
Makes: 9×5-inch loaf

Prep time:  20 minutes
Bake time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Skill: Easy

2 cups (spoon and sweep) all-purpose flour
1 cup granola (or 1 cup toasted coconut for banana bread)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, room temperature
2/3 cup milk
2 ripe pears (or 2 ripe bananas), cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 cup toasted nuts (optional)

Icing:

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon pear brandy (or rum)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Pinch salt

Making the bread:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with butter.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granola, baking powder, sugar, salt, and spices.

Cream together the butter and brown sugar, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each one. Alternate adding the flour and milk, in 3 additions, mixing just to incorporate after each addition. Fold in the pears (or bananas).

Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool to room temperature.

Make the icing:

In a small bowl combine all the ingredients until smooth.

Spread over the top of the cooled bread.

Enjoy. It makes a great breakfast.

This is a picture of the banana bread version. I didn’t use the icing, but it would be tasty on both.

Zoë François, author of Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day and Artisan Pizza and Flatbreads in 5 Minutes a Day, studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. She now calls Minneapolis her home, where she has worked with some of the top talent in the culinary world — Steven Brown, Andrew Zimmern and many chefs at the D’Amico company. In addition to writing, Zoë teaches baking classes and consults at restaurants. You can find her writing and recipe creations on Devour, on her baking blog, zoebakes.com and on the site, www.breadin5.com.

Tags:

Comments (1189)

  1. สบู่เต้าหู้ posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    สบู่เต้าหู้…

    Wonderful history, reckoned we’re able to combine quite a few not related information, however value choosing a seek, whoa performed an individual discover in relation to Middle Far east offers more problerms while doing so….

  2. Bella Labs Teeth Whitening posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Bella Labs Teeth Whitening…

    Aw, this was an exceptionally good post. Spending some time and actual effort to generate a really good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and don’t seem to get anything done….

  3. subliminal mp3 posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    subliminal mp3…

    [...]please pay a visit to the sites we comply with, such as this a single, as it represents our picks in the web[...]…

  4. houston car wraps posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Easy Pear Bread and Banana Bread Recipes | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel…

    To be approved for vehicle wraps you have to be more than 18 having a good record, generate and park your vehicle in open up, highly filled areas, as well as drive frequently. The organization usually runs a GPS monitoring system within the vehicle to …

  5. organic mattress bay area posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Cool sites…

    [...]we came across a nice website that you might be interested in. Check it out[...]……

  6. marina one vistana hotel & residences penang…

    I think engineering just makes it even worse. Now there is a channel to never care, now there is not going to be considered a probability for them to find….

  7. water damage kansas city posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    Yahoo results…

    While browsing Yahoo I found this page in the results and I didn’t think it fit…

  8. paintless dent repair training posted 1 week ago

    paintless dent repair training…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a handful of unrelated data, nonetheless genuinely worth taking a look, whoa did one discover about Mid East has got far more problerms too [...]…

  9. lida zayıflama posted 1 week ago

    Easy Pear Bread and Banana Bread Recipes | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel…

    lida is among the best places on internet to know more about this.}…

  10. panel lantai di Indonesia posted 1 week ago

    Easy Pear Bread and Banana Bread Recipes | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel…

    panel lantai terbaik is among the best places on internet to know more about this.}…

  11. LCD Display posted 1 week ago

    LCD Display…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are truly worth a go as a result of, so have a look[...]…

  12. sizegenetics review posted 1 week ago

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  13. escazu posted 6 days, 14 hours ago

    Informative and precise…

    Its hard to find informative and accurate information but here I noted…

  14. 安全な電力平準化と金…

    私はわかりません私は何をきただろう | 私はしていなかったしていなかった場合に行わこのような対象このような。…

  15. www.2-y8.com posted 6 days, 8 hours ago

    Visitor recommendations…

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]……

  16. we buy gold Orlando posted 5 days, 23 hours ago

    sell gold coins Orlando…

    Your kindness is going to be significantly appreciated….

  17. Oldnavycoupons.com posted 5 days, 19 hours ago

    Old navy coupons…

    I saw this really great post today….

  18. la habra posted 5 days, 18 hours ago

    Easy Pear Bread and Banana Bread Recipes | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel…

    Make sure you click on the subsequent weblink to learn more specifics as well as information on florist. Take a look at our webpage right now. Don’t skip this excellent opportunity to discover more this subject matter….

  19. residential window tinting boca raton posted 5 days, 16 hours ago

    home inspector Miami…

    I’ve got some ongoing tasks and I wanted all these students assist me with it….

  20. Old navy coupons posted 5 days, 14 hours ago

    Old navy coupons…

    I saw this really great post today….

  21. 安全な電力平準化と金…

    私が感じる非常に 特権たのは発見 ウェブページとを楽しみにしてたっぷりもっと回ここに読み…

  22. Old navy coupons posted 5 days, 4 hours ago

    Old navy coupons…

    I saw this really good post today….

  23. film streaming posted 3 days, 19 hours ago

    Digg…

    While checking out DIGG yesterday I found this…

  24. stamp duty calculator victoria posted 3 days, 16 hours ago

    Title…

    This is my Excerpt…

  25. breast actives results posted 3 days, 11 hours ago

    News info…

    I was reading the news and I saw this really interesting information…

  26. Liquid Grip posted 3 days, 2 hours ago

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  27. masaji posted 2 days, 13 hours ago

    Informative and precise…

    Its difficult to find informative and accurate info but here I found…

  28. Japanese Camgirls posted 2 days, 11 hours ago

    Digg…

    While checking out DIGG today I noticed this…

  29. 戦国ixa銅銭 posted 2 days, 9 hours ago

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    あなた 行ってA 美しい仕事…

  30. crear una correo de gmail posted 1 day, 20 hours ago

    Easy Pear Bread and Banana Bread Recipes | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel…

    Gmail is one of the best email platforms I have ever used web based other wise and it wasn’t until I was looking at a number somewhere over 4000 for my personal inbox I had to admit to myself that I had reached email overload and that I really need to…

  31. how do you become a phlebotomist in ohio posted 19 hours, 55 minutes ago

    how long does it take to become a phlebotomist technician…

    Between me and my husband we have owned much more MP3 gamers over time than I can count, which includes Sansas, iRivers, iPods (common & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few many years I’ve settled down to one line of gamers….

  32. AION ギーナ posted 19 hours, 28 minutes ago

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    私はわかりません私は何をはず | 襲う遭遇私はしていなかったしていなかった場合に行わこのような対象このような。…

  33. Diablo 3 RMT posted 15 hours, 40 minutes ago

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    我々はより速く、電力平準化を提供し、安全で、当社のウェブサイト上で注文をするために歓迎することができます…

  34. 安全な電力平準化と金…

    当社 誠実 謝罪 への感謝を表現するのおかげと言っていないため 早く…

  35. My Advertising Pays Scam posted 9 hours, 31 minutes ago

    News info…

    I was reading the news and I saw this really cool topic…

  36. You Could Try Here posted 6 hours, 36 minutes ago

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  37. Geld Verdienen posted 6 hours, 24 minutes ago

    Dreary Day…

    It was a dreary day here yesterday, so I just took to messing around online and found…

  38. coco palms at pasir ris posted 2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    Recommeneded websites…

    [...]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]……

  39. in home pet sitter in naples posted 1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    in home pet sitter in naples…

    [...]we like to honor many other net web pages on the web, even when they aren?t linked to us, by linking to them. Below are some webpages worth checking out[...]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c