Spiced Vanilla Pear Bread

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When September rolls around our little backyard orchard starts dropping all sorts of fruit; pears, plums, apples... S O   M U C H   F R U I T.  Hello baking day and finding all sorts of ways to turn the harvest into a #redtintreat. Whether it's fall or just a day that you need to fill your house with a yummy spiced smell, you'll love this Spiced Vanilla Pear Bread.

The kids got home from school today, sniffed the air and said what's in the Red Tins? And this my friends makes the baking that much sweeter. Does your family have a special tradition that grew out of your everyday life? It's fun to find them, and then EMBRACE them! It's how our Red Tin Treat Tradition started and it's now one of my favorites.

Several years ago I found these red metal tins and started using them whenever I made biscuits, or scones, cookies or bread. Then one day, the kids came home from school and said, 'Are there any Red Tin Treats?'

Woah! I didn't even realize it had become a thing until then! Welcome home #redtintreat tradition. We're so glad you joined our family. 

And Here's what's filling our Red Tins Today:

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Spiced Vanilla Pear Bread

  • 4 medium sized Pears, pealed and finely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves

  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice

  • 2 cups flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease one loaf pan and set aside.

Add the chopped pears, vanilla, butter, sugars and eggs to a large mixing bowl and blend until the pears are mashed.

Add in the baking soda & powder, salt and spices and blend. Then add in the flour and mix until fully incorporated.

Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until your knife comes out clean. 

**this tastes best when you're straight off the school bus ;)

 

Want to make it an even yummier bread? Add a Molasses Crumble to the top (this basically turns it into cake ;)

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 Tablespoon Molasses

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1 rounded cup flour

**this crumble topping is enough for 2 loaf pans. You can freeze half of it and add it to the next bread you make!

 

Cheers to creating a home that welcomes your family back at the end of the day! Whether you're baking these in the evening, the morning or during the day there is just something about coming home to a house that greats you with an open red tin that makes you feel welcome. Happy Baking!

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