Food on the Hill: Pear Bread

“Food on the Hill” by Sue York
This week’s recipe:
Pear Bread
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Note: This recipe makes just one loaf of Pear Bread. Also, Pear Bread will not raise much.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cups nuts
  • 3 chopped pears


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Mix sugar, oil, vanilla, sour cream, eggs. Add pears gently to wet mix, set aside.
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In another bowl mix together the flour, nutmeg, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nuts.
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Add dry mix to wet mix and blend.
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Put mix into a greased and floured loaf pan and bake (at 350 degrees) for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until it is golden and a toothpick comes out clean in center of bread.
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Cool and put into plastic bag for storage. The bread will be better the following day.
Pear Bread
Photo by Sue York/
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