Have you ever tried Pear Bread? It is delicious for breakfast or snacking. Try speading slices with softened cream cheese flavored with a little cinnamon. Yummy!!
1 cube butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg and/or cloves (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups pears, peeled, cored, and cut into cubes about 1/2" to 3/4" each
Butter and flour two 71/2" X 4" loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350º F.
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add spices and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time until well mixed.
Mix together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in pears.
Pour into prepared pans and bake for 50 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool 15 minutes before turning out on racks to cool completely. (This bread freezes well.)