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Raspberry Pear Pecan Quick Bread

pear bread baked loaf on white serving platter with pears in background

Baking throughout the fall gives us plenty of chances to use seasonal ingredients.  I love mixing fresh pears with other fruits to give a bit of the unexpected.

I found this recipe from Driscoll’s for a Raspberry Pear Pecan Quick Bread. It reminds me of this easy recipe for cherry bread. This bread was a breeze to make and, like most quick breads, the preparation is short and the baking time is approximately an hour so plan accordingly.

There is nothing “quick” about the baking time for “quick breads” (count on an hour) but if you are short on time it is easy to turn this bread into muffins which bake in less time.

Quick breads are bread recipes that don’t require yeast to rise. You’ll enjoy my collection of quick bread recipes— let me know if you have a favorite!

The pears in this case were not necessarily the main flavor but they did serve the purpose of creating a moist bread with a mellow fruity flavor. I thought the nuts were a good complement to the raspberries and pears and they gave a nice crunch of texture. My favorite way to enjoy this bread was slightly toasted with butter added on top. You could switch out the type of berries and nuts to customize this to your favorite flavors.

If you have extra pecans and want to know exactly what to do with them, make this recipe for pecan praline sauce. Oh so good!

Quick breads are easy to make and you’ll find so many occasions for which quick breads are perfect! Brunch, breakfast, afternoon tea, and dessert to name a few. Try recipes for  lemon poppy seed bread and peach oat quick bread.

Yield: 1 loaf

Raspberry Pear Pecan Quick Bread

This recipe is loaded with pears, pecans, and raspberries.

This quick bread recipe is loaded with pears, pecans, and raspberries.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-pupose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (6 ounces or 1 1/3 cups) Raspberries
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored and grated (2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Please click through to Driscoll's site for the full recipe instructions.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

This data is provided by Nutritionix and is an estimate only.

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Laura

Thursday 24th of October 2019

i love the fact that this bread has less sugar than most other quick breads so that my daughter who is diabetic can have a slice. Lovely picture and sounds yummy.

Holly Baker

Thursday 24th of October 2019

I am so glad that this recipes fits your needs! Thanks for letting me know.

Julie @ This Gal Cooks

Monday 15th of September 2014

I used to despise nuts in any of my baked goods. Now I love them in my baked goods. This bread is a real winner and I'd be devouring many slices if I had a loaf right now!

Holly F

Thursday 18th of September 2014

I am in the same camp-- I used to avoid any nuts in baked goods but now I've found that they really add crunch and flavor to certain recipes. Thanks for your comment, Julie!

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Monday 8th of September 2014

I love pears and I think so often they get overlooked, in favor of other fruits. This reminds me that I really need to start using them more often. Love the addition of raspberries, too! Bet your family loved this! Thanks, Holly!

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)

Friday 5th of September 2014

As you know, quick bread is something I can manage and this sounds delicious. Thanks Holly ... have a great weekend. Pinned.

Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014

Your bread sounds simply wonderful and the photos are stunning!!