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Spiced Pear Loaf


  • Prep Time 99 Minutes
  • Cook Time 99 Minutes
  • Servings 99 people

I have yet to see bruised fruit displayed as a centerpiece in someone’s home. Yesterday my husband asked me if I was keeping rotten pears for a reason. They were not rotten, they were bruised. Bruised fruit is delicious fruit. Once I peeled them,  the juicy flesh oozed between my fingers. Nothing  ever went to waste  in our home and to this day I cook and bake with the same eager frugality as my mother and grandmother. 

Quite some time ago I had found a recipe in ‘Bon Appetit’ magazine for Apple Spiced Cake.  It was time to make some substitutions and these pears would foot the bill.

I hope you enjoy!


Preheat oven to 325 degrees
If you are using loaf pans, spray them or grease them with melted butter and flour
I purchased 4 disposable loaf pan cartons and they did not need to be prepared.
Sift flour and next 6 ingredients into bowl
In an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar
Beat in eggs one at a time.
Next add flour mixture.
Mix in chopped pears.
I added some Mexican Chocolate pieces to my loaf but this is, of course, optional
Pour your batter into prepared pans and bake for 1 hour or until tester comes out clean.