Sweet Bread Pear Walnut Bread

Posted by: BarbCA 09-12-99 3:01 PM

Pear Walnut Bread

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups pears chopped (about 1/4" pieces)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon powdered cardamom (I love pears and cardamom but you could sub
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs.

Stir in pears.

Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices.

Stir into butter mixture until smooth.

Add walnuts.

Bake in one 9x5 loaf pan or, 4 mini-loaf pans that have been sprayed with Pam.

Bake about 45 minutes for large pan and 35 for mini-pans.

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