“This is a tasty way to use the dried fruit that comes in gift baskets. I substituted the pears in an apricot bread recipe that I've had for more years than I can remember. The aroma of the baking bread is delightful! Slices may be toasted and buttered if preferred.”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
8-10
YIELD:
1 loaf
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cover dried pears with 2 c.
  2. hot water and let soak 30 minutes.
  3. Drain pears and snip into small pieces.
  4. Sift dry ingredients together (except sugar).
  5. Combine in another bowl sugar, butter, egg, 1/4 c.
  6. water and orange juice.
  7. Mix well; add dry ingredients.
  8. Stir in pears and pecans.
  9. Pour mixture into a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan, which has been lightly greased and floured.
  10. Bake at 350F for 55-60 minutes.
  11. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan and cool completely on rack.
  12. Makes 1 loaf.
  13. May be frozen.

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