Gingered Pear and Cranberry Bread

1
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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 inch loaf pan.
2In a large bowl, combine pear, sugar, oil, eggs and milk. Mix well.
3In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices.
4Add flour mixture to sugar mixture. Stir to combine. Add in cranberries and nuts. Mix well.
5Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes til golden brown. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan. Cool on a wire rack.
6Notes:
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 Gingered Pear and Cranberry Bread

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