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Glazed Pear Bread

Glazed Pear Bread

Pears and spices make this easy quick bread extra special.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 50 min
Total Time



3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 tablespoons pear nectar or orange juice

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 large (1 1/4 cups) ripe pear, unpeeled, shredded

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt


1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 to 2 tablespoons pear nectar or orange juice


Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9x5-inch loaf pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs, pear nectar and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add shredded pear; continue beating until combined. Add all remaining bread ingredients; beat at low speed just until mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all glaze ingredients in small bowl. Drizzle over loaf.

  5. STEP 5

    Serve with Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil .

Tip #1

For gift giving, make 3 mini loaves instead of one large loaf. Prepare batter as directed above. Spoon into 3 greased (5 3/4x3-inch) mini-loaf pans. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Glaze mini loaves as directed above.

Nutrition (1 serving)

170 Calories
6 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
210 Sodium (mg)
27 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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