How to Make Pear Bread
This dense, moist loaf is terrific for breakfast or as the sweet center of your holiday spread.
Studded with chunks of ripe pears, granola and toasted coconut, this easy-to-make loaf is a sweet, nutty alternative to banana bread.
Follow this step-by-step guide to make the loaf. For the ingredients list, go to the Pear Bread recipe.
To Make the Bread Batter:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9- by 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 and nuts, if using.
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.
To Make the Icing:
In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, heavy cream, pear brandy, vanilla, butter and salt and mix until smooth.
Spread over the top of the cooled bread.
Enjoy — this makes for a great breakfast!
Get the Recipe: Pear Bread