Mom’s Homemade Pear & Vanilla Bread

Nothing is more comforting than warm bread out of the oven covered in butter. Well, aside from anything covered in butter. When I was home in Rhode Island last week, my mom shared a few recipes with me, one of them was this pear and vanilla bread – which is similar to banana bread but with pears instead. It couldn’t have been out of the oven for more than 2 minutes before we decided it was worth the risk of burning our taste buds off for an immediate first taste. SO worth it.

8 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 very ripe pears, peeled and diced
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking power
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

In a standing mixer, mix together the butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. In a small bowl, smash the pears (don’t need to completely smash though) then add it to the butter mixture. In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add to the wet mixture and mix until well incorporated. Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan, and bake for 45-1hr or until golden and an inserted toothpick comes out dry. Let cool for a few minutes, then serve sliced with buttah!



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