Pears and spices make this easy quick bread extra special.
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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
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9x5-inch loaf pan; set aside.
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.
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.
Combine all glaze ingredients in small bowl. Drizzle over loaf.
Serve with Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil .
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.
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I didn't have pear nectar and didn't want to use orange juice, so I used orange zest!!!! AMAZING!!! It was perfect. I made them as muffins..... they didn't last long!
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