Gingered Pear and Cranberry Bread

Diane C.

By
@thymeandmarjoram

I had a couple of pears to use up, so I grated them and used them to make this quick bread. I tossed in some dried cranberries and a few spices and it turned out great.


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Serves:

8-12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 medium
pear, peeled, cored and grated (i used d'anjou)
1 c
sugar
1/3 c
canola oil
2 large
eggs
3 Tbsp
milk
2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cinnamon (heaping)
1/8 tsp
ground ginger
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1/3 c
dried cranberries
1/2 c
pecans, in pieces

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 inch loaf pan.
2
In a large bowl, combine pear, sugar, oil, eggs and milk. Mix well.
3
In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices.
4
Add flour mixture to sugar mixture. Stir to combine. Add in cranberries and nuts. Mix well.
5
Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes til golden brown. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan. Cool on a wire rack.
6
Notes:
If you want more zing, increase the ginger to 1/4 tsp.
You can plump up the dried cranberries by soaking them in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Cranberry, #Spiced