Ever wondered what to do with ripe pears (besides make them into baby food?) You can make some Autumn Pear Bread! My aunt gave me this wonderful recipe and in my usual style I changed some ingredients to try to make it healthier–it was a hit!
Autumn Pear Bread
2 cups hard whole white wheat flour
1/2 cup raw sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup finely chopped ripe pears
Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir eggs, milk and vanilla into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pears.
Bake at 350 F for 35-45 minutes in a bread pan or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee ;)