My in-laws used to have a big pear tree in their backyard which produced a lot of pears. The tree was so loaded with pears that each year they would have to shake the limbs and remove a large number of pears just so the remaining pears would not break the tree limbs from their weight as they grew. I have never been a fan of pears and did not eat many of them. My mother in law came up with a recipe to use all those pears that made me a fan. It is a wonderful tasting bread or cake that is as good for breakfast with coffee as it is with ice cream for dessert. It is simple to mix up and bake and fills the house with a nice cinnamon smell kind of like homemade apple pie. I had to bake one to take the picture for this article and I am enjoying a fresh slice as I post this for you. This is good stuff and you need to try it. I hope to make it with apples sometime and see how that turns out.
Jeanine's West Texas Pear Bread
3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of soda
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 Tablespoon of cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans
Mix all of the above and add the following
3/4 cup of oil
2 cups of sugar
2 cups of peeled and chopped pears
2 teaspoons of vanilla
Stir all together well and put in oiled bread pans or a cake pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.
This recipe always makes me think of my mother in law. We miss you, Wild Ed