Coconut Pear Bread

Pat Duran


This recipe from my cardboard box vault-and is from about 1980 something. It is a ripped out page from a Pillsbury Bake-Off contest winner. It is very good and I am sure you are going to like it a lot!

★★★★★ 1 vote
makes ONE 8x4 or 9x5 loaf
10 Min
55 Min


1 1/4 c
flaked coconut
1 c
granulated sugar
29 oz
can pears, drained and mashed (or 3 1/2 cups fresh)
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 large
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
3 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1/2 to 1 c
chopped nuts , the amount is your choice


1Heat oven to 350^. Toast coconut for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring once. Grease or spray bottom ONLY of desired loaf pan.
2In a large bowl, beat sugar,pears,vanilla and egg until well mixed. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup;level off. Add flour, baking powder and salt to wet ingredients. By hand, stir 25 to 35 strokes until ingredients are moistened. Stir in coconut and nuts. Pour into pan.
3Bake for 55 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; loosen edges. Remove from pan. Cool completely.

Note: High altitude (3500 to 6500 ft) Decrease baking powder to 21/2 teaspoons.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom