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Pear Bread

This is a delicious sweet bread to serve at brunch.
It's a wonderful treat anytime, just add a slice of cheese and a cup of coffee and you will be reaching for that second piece.
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup pear sauce
  1. Mix butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  2. In another bowl mix dry ingredients and stir into creamed mixture just until moistened.
  3. Fold in the pear sauce. Pour into a greased 8" x 4" loaf pan.
  4. Bake 1 hour in a 350ยบ oven or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.


  1. I don't have any pears, or pear sauce, but I have nearly 100 jars (or more) of applesauce.....wonder how that would work?!?!

  2. Shari..applesauce would work, you would then have apple bread:)

  3. This sounds so good, I love the pear addition

  4. This sounds like what I need to make with the last few pears I have left.I throw a handful of cracked wheat I have soaked in hot water in my quick breads or some oats to add extra nutrition.

  5. What a great idea to use pears over apples. I wonder if you can get away with using peaches too?

  6. How yummy...I have never had pear bread...looks tasty. Kathy

  7. Jenn @ Cooking Aweigh The Pounds..I'm thinking peaches would be very good in this recipe. I may just have to try that.

  8. YUM! My dad makes and gives away Comice pear sauce for Christmas every year, this might be a worthy use for it...

  9. I sent this to my daughter who has a child that cannot eat apples but pears are allowed in their diet!

  10. Betty, you know I love a terrific quick bread; I am adding this to my stash of your recipes that I've collected and must make. Ooooh, this looks so good!!

  11. I use chunks of pears instead of pear sauce... I think it is more moist.

  12. Made this today with pear sauce that I had canned on the fall. It was easy and is delicious! My pear sauce was already sweetened so I only added 1/2 cup of sugar. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Thank you for letting us know you tried this pear bread and that you liked it!


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