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“After being given a loaf of this delicious bread, I knew I HAD to have her recipe. Not only is it sooooo yummy, but it requires minimal ingredients and is simple in preparation. I've prepared this with fresh pears, as well as frozen (gotten from my neighbor's tree), thereby not restricting this terrific bread to the Fall season.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
8-10
YIELD:
1 loaf
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup oleo
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups pears (unpeeled, diced or mashed)
  • 2 cups sifted flour (I skipped sifting the flour.)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 12 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 12 teaspoon clove (My neighbor omitted the cloves, as she thought it made the flavor too strong. I added the cloves and)

Directions

  1. Cream sugar and butter (or oleo), then add beaten eggs and pears. Add sifted flour, soda and spices to the mixture. Bake in a greased bread pan for 40-50 minutes at 350 degrees.
  2. To test doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of your bread. When through baking, remove from oven and set for a few minutes before running a knife around the perimeter of the bread. Bread should be easy to remove when the pan is turned on it's side or upside-down.
  3. Slice and serve with or without butter/oleo, jelly, or your choice of spread.

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