Pear-nut bread

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 can (16 oz) Bartlett pear halves
All purpose flour
½ cup Granulated sugar
1 tablespoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Salt
⅛ teaspoon Nutmeg
¼ cup Vegetable oil
1 large Egg; beaten
2 teaspoons Grated orange rind
½ cup Chopped walnuts
1 cup Sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon Orange juice; (up to 2)

Drain pears, reserving syrup; reserve 1 pear half for topping. Process remaining pears halves in blender or food processor until smooth; transfer to 1 cup measure. Add as much of the reserved syrup as needed to make 1 cup. Mix flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in large bowl. Mix pear puree, oil, egg and orange rind in med. bowl. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in walnuts; batter will be stiff.

Spoon into greased 8 1/2x 4½ pan. Cut reserved pear into 6 slices; arrange crosswise in a row on top of batter. Bake 350* 50 to 55 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted near the middle comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and as much orange juice as needed to make thin, smooth glaze. Remove from pan; spoon glaze on top of bread. Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap bread in aluminum foil: let stand over night before slicing.

Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 631 by "Pauline J.Pelletier" <pjpellet@...> on Jan 29, 1998

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