Sunday Brunch: Pear Bread

Pear Bread

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One loaf

2 cups Flour (1 cup all purpose and the other cup whole wheat)
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg
1/4 cup Oil
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1/4 cup Applesauce
1/4 cup Sour cream
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup Fresh pears, chopped
1 cup Nuts, chopped (optional)

Prep Day: Combine flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg in small bowl (or see baking mix instructions below). In large mixer bowl, beat oil and sugar until well blended. Beat in eggs, one at a time; add applesauce, sour cream, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and stir until moist. Pare, halve and core pears; chop to make 1 cup per recipe. Stir in pears and nuts (optional). Spoon into well-greased 9×9 loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 10-15 minutes. Turn out and cool on rack. Wrap in plastic wrap and seal in 1-gallon freezer bag. Freeze.

Serving Day: Allow to thaw and slice.

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