Coconut Pear Bread

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

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!


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Serves:

makes ONE 8x4 or 9x5 loaf

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

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
egg
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
3 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 to 1 c
chopped nuts , the amount is your choice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350^. Toast coconut for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring once. Grease or spray bottom ONLY of desired loaf pan.
2
In 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.
3
Bake for 55 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; loosen edges. Remove from pan. Cool completely.
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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