Hello all– Are you on the countdown to Thanksgiving?? Me too! Can’t wait for kids and grandparents to come pouring in the door. Hoping for hugs and laughter and my sister’s pie. So thankful.
And if you have people staying over for the weekend (like we will), it’s great to have a couple loaves of this bread waiting in the fridge– for breakfast or to serve with soup or for a midnight snack… Love these tender, fruity moist little loaves–think you will too!
PEAR NUT BREAD
1/4 cup canola oil
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 pears peeled, cored & cut in bits
1 cup walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 or 2 tab. milk or half & half
Peel, core and cut the pears to bits and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the oil, sugar and eggs. Then stir in the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Then fold in the pear and nuts just until it’s all thoroughly blended.
Scoop the batter in a standard 9″x 5″ loaf pan (I used 2 smaller half size pans) that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes, until a knife inserted into the loaf comes out dry.
While it’s baking, whisk together the powered sugar and milk to make the glaze–use 1 tablespoon of milk to make a thicker glaze– or 2 tablespoons for a thin glaze.
When the bread is baked, let it sit in the pans for 10 minutes to cool just a bit and then remove and drizzle the glaze over the top.