Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pear Bread



This recipe is a great way to used dehydrated pears.  

Soak 1 cup of chopped dried pears in 1 cup to water for 30 minutes.  When you drain the liquid off reserve 1/4 cup of liquid.

Cream:
3 Tbs of softened butter
1 cup of sugar
1 egg

Add:
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup of water used in re-hydrating the pears

In a separate bowl:
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt

Gradually add the creamed mixture to the dry ingredients.  Stir in the re-hydrated pears and 1/2 cup of chopped nuts.

Pour into a greased bread pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35- 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes and then remove from pan.  Make the glaze and pour over bread.

Glaze:
2 Tbs melted butter
2 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs apricot nectar or orange juice
1 tsp powdered dried orange peel
1 cup of powdered sugar

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