Pear bread

Low Sodium
This quick bread uses an often overlooked fall fruit – pears. Similar in nutrition to apples, pears are loaded with vitamin C and fiber. Pears and apples contain pectin which is good for your gut health.


nonstick cooking spray
all-purpose flour (for preparing pan)
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup 2% milk
3 large red pears, grated (do not peel), divided


1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, then lightly sprinkle with a small amount of flour. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugar. Mix with an electric
mixer on high until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour. Mix well. Add milk. Mix well.

4. Pour half of the batter in the prepared pan. Sprinkle half of the grated pears on top. Then sprinkle with half of the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture on top. Lightly press toppings into batter with a spatula.

5. Pour remaining batter over toppings. Then sprinkle remaining toppings over batter. Lightly press toppings into batter with a spatula.

6. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

7. Allow to cool at room temperature. Slice and enjoy!

Makes 12 servings
Recipe contains: wheat, milk, egg
Carb choices per serving: 3

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First Published: 09/08/2021
Last Reviewed: 09/08/2021

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You can use any type of pear or apple in this recipe.*
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