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This bread always turns out so moist and delicious. It is perfect with the Spicy Pear Preserves posted the other day. Enjoy !
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups pears--peeled,cored and chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 teas. vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teas. baking soda
1 teas. baking powder
1 teas. salt
1 teas. ground cinnamon
1/2 teas. ground nutmeg
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. lightly grease two 8x4 inch loaf pans.
2. In a lg. mixing bowl combine sugar,eggs,oil.and beat well. Stir in the vanilla, pears, and pecans.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour,baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir dry ingredients into the pear mixture; mix well. Pour mixture into prepared pans.
4. Bake in a preheated oven for 60 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
Allow the loaves to cool for 10 min. before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
***** In order to cut back on the fat from the oil, you can substitute 1/2 cup of applesauce for 1/2 cup of the oil. The bread is still moist, but fewer calories.
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