Spiced Pear Bread
16 servings (1
20 min
1 hr 50 min



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 salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup chopped walnuts


1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 to 2 tablespoons pear nectar or orange juice

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar and butter in large 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. Reduce speed to low. Add all remaining bread ingredients except walnuts; beat just until blended. Stir in walnuts.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

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

Tip #1

For gift giving, make 3 mini loaves instead of one large loaf. Prepare batter as directed above. Spoon into 3 greased (5 1/2x3-inch) mini loaf pans or aluminum foil pans. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Glaze mini loaves as directed above.


8Fat (mg)
40Cholesterol (mg)
200Sodium (mg)
26Carbohydrates (g)
<1Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)


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  July 15, 2015

I love this recipe! I've made it several times and it even won me a First Place ribbon at the County Fair in the quick breads category!

— says Erin
  July 06, 2011

Was disappointed in flavor. I was hoping for more pear flavor. Yes, I used Pear Necter too. It was moist. I did add dried cranberries. Maybe cranberries were too strong of flavor mixed with the pear?

— says nancy c.
  October 11, 2008

I was looking at two other pear bread recipes at the same time I was making this. One of them called for 1/4 cup sour cream so I added that. I used fresh orange juice and orange zest. It smelled wonderful while it was baking! I had just used all my confection's sugar on another recipe so instead of the glaze, I will serve with cream cheese for breakfast tomorrow morning! Next time, I"ll try the glaze! Will definitely make this again very soon!

— says Billie
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