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Caramelised Pear Bread

Serves10 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 30 mins

 Shake up your banana bread recipe with this delicious pear bread. Pears add natural sweetness and help keep the bread moist.
 Try Beurre Bosc pears for this recipe - their traditional pear shape and firmer texture makes them great for cooking, particularly poaching.
Caramelised Pears
 5 pears, peeled and halved lengthwise
 ¼ ml cup brown sugar
 1.50 tbsp orange juice
 3 tbsp water
 2 tbsp unsalted butter
 5 Beurre Bosc pears, peeled and halved lengthwise
 4 large eggs
 1 cup sugar
 1 cup plain flour
 ½ cup whole meal flour
 2 tbsp cocoa powder
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp baking soda
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp ground cardamom
 ½ tsp cinnamon

For caramelised pears pour water, orange juice, sugar and butter in a medium fry pan over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and the mixture is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.


Add pears, cut side up. Cook about 3-4 minutes. Turn them over and cook just until slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Let them cool slightly.


Line the bottom of a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Place the pears, cut side down in the pan. Heat the remaining liquid in the frypan and pour it over the pears.


For the pear bread, preheat oven to 180C.


Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy about 5 minutes. Add in olive oil and mix well.


In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cardamom and cinnamon.


Pour the dry ingredients into the wet mixture in 2 additions. Don’t over mix. Just use a hand whisk and whisk until everything is combined.


Pour the batter over pears. Smooth the top.


Bake until top is golden or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes.


Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size dessert

Servings 10