Bacon Cheddar Quick Bread With Dried Pears

“From bon appetit magazine -- For best texture, make sure the dried pears are plump and moist. Best eaten the day it is made; after that try it toasted and topped with butter!”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
8-10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Generously butter 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch metal loaf pan.
  3. Combine chopped cooked bacon, all cheese, dried pears, walnuts, and sage in medium bowl.
  4. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper in large bowl to blend.
  5. Whisk eggs, milk, and olive oil in another medium bowl to blend.
  6. Pour egg mixture over flour mixture and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  7. Add bacon-cheese mixture and stir until incorporated (dough will be very sticky).
  8. Transfer dough to prepared loaf pan; spread evenly.
  9. Bake on rack in center of oven, until golden on top and slender knife inserted into center of bread comes out clean ~ about 55 minutes.
  10. Cool bread in pan for 5 minutes, then turn onto rack and cool completely. It tastes best the day it is made.
  11. Can be made one day ahead ~ Wrap in plastic wrap, then foil, and store at room temperature. To be eaten later ~ try it toasted and topped with butter.

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